The holidays are almost here! Have you started working on your itinerary? For your wintry escapades, make sure that you're prepared with the essentials. We've got you covered with the Lomographer's Holiday Checklist.
Minimalism: a small compact camera
Every Lomographer's rule of thumb is when there's an opportunity to be taken, it should be grabbed. The Holidays is no exception. It's the only time we can let our freak fly, shooting here, there, and everywhere to our hearts' content. Of course, we think it's best to pack light and keep it simple. A trusty small compact camera would do most of the trick to make more space for the other essentials.
Filters & light painting tools
Christmas time has both city and suburban sparkling with Christmas lights. So why not take advantage of the rare displays? Amplify those light-drawn sketches in the dark with filters, light painting brushes. Find out what other materials you can use for your light painting here.
An all-around creative lens kit
One of the reasons why we ask you to pack lightly with a compact camera is so you can also bring in a variety of lenses, whether you're going experimental, or if you're going professional. If you're bringing with you your Lomo'Instant, throw in the other instant lenses as well. Just make sure your compact cameras have the appropriate mounts, too!
Extra film stock
We said you should keep your photography gear simple, dear Lomographer. But here's an exception: always bring extra film, and keep them varied. Get your favorite color negative, but also pack a roll or two of B&W. Don't miss out on exceptional emulsions either. Reason for this? The winter season is one of those rare seasons where everything is blanketed in white snow. The world is your canvas, and you can do whatever you want with your camera!
Browse through our huge collection of film stock here for your purchase.
Cleaning gear and extra batteries
If you can bring these into your bag, make sure to do so! Keep extra batteries so your camera can run longer, as the winter season easily depletes energy. Constant upkeep of your gear is also recommended, especially in the winter.
Read about cleaning your camera here.
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