Light leaks are part of the Lomographic aesthetic — it adds to the daydreamy effect of film photography. However, sometimes its usual magic just doesn't work in some analogue compositions. A vintage camera with open light seals can be the culprit.
No need to worry though, there's a quick fix for an unwanted aesthetic -- just get an acrylic ruler, a rotary cutter, a light sealing foam, cotton swabs, and 91% alcohol for this hack. Watch the video here.
Working straight out of Capitol Hill, NBC producer and reporter Frank Thorp V carries around a film camera while on his day job, and not any camera: a large format Speed Graphic. Shooting large format taught Frank how to slow down and weight each shot even if it's in the midst of an impeachment.
Tsutomu Umezawa says that he usually shoots with color negatives such as portrait project #It Girly. We asked him to shoot with the LomoGraflok 4x5 Instant Back, which allows you to enjoy Instax Wide Film with a 4x5 large format camera.
In this series of articles, we aim to shed light on photographers of color who have been photographing the Black Lives Matter protests. Henry Keith III did not think twice before photographing the Black Lives Matter protests. It was a reflex, a duty, and a responsibility for him to record History in the making.
One of our resident photographers, Rob Detoyato, recently acquired a beaten up 4x5 Camera. On his quest to restore a 48-year-old Field Camera, he documented the painstaking process of replacing its damaged bellows. Here is a step-by-step account in case you would need to replace the bellows in your trusty Field Camera.
Simon Gerlinger is a photography student at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund. Here he tells us about analogue photography, how it can be used to look behind the scenes. He also talks about his latest project "See you soon, or Sometime".
Community member and avid camera collector Alla Dolgova (@dlgv) reviews the Lomo'Instant Wide and details her experience while capturing moments of her life. Known for their passion for experimentation and crazy cameras, the Lomographic community continues to bring film photography back to life. Lomo'Instant Wide has the creative possibilities of all Lomo cameras, but at the same time it is an instant – the finished picture appears in a few minutes.
We had a chat with professional photographer & former editor of Art4D magazine, "Dei Pirak Anurakyawachon" of Spaceshift Studio, the foremost architectural photography studio in Thailand, about architectural photography a why he uses a large-format camera for most of his work. For anyone interested in architectural photography or starting to use a large-format film camera.
In this series, we would feature local darkrooms and film labs where you could have your precious films processed or learn how to process them yourself! In this feature, we talked to Safelight Lab, a pillar of the analog scene on the West Coast that started as darkroom parties in Rob Cowan, the founder's apartment.
Some sun, light, good company, and unexposed roll of film are all that Lauren Ruth Ward needs to let her heart and soul express themselves. With a customized "La Sardina" that she's now giving away (and you can potentially win), she photographed her friends around – and in the pool, with some simple tips and tricks!