It's time to polish your analogue cameras and roll out your stash of film for Film Photography Day! Today’s the day to get together and shoot awesome photos using the funkiest film cameras and celebrate all things analogue. And to jumpstart this special occasion, we browsed through our Tipster archives and unearthed some of the best film experiments that you can do at home.
Sort through your boxes and fish out the unwanted negatives you tossed away. Argentinean writer and photographer Lorraine Healy teaches us to make artistic images out of previously discarded negatives. Try it now!
If you’re lucky enough, chances are you’ve already had a peek at hodachrome ’s jaw-dropping double exposures and visual experiments on the Community. A true Lomography master, hodachrome reveals one of his most coveted secrets on how to shoot symmetrical images with by exposing both sides of your film. Here's how to do it.
Are you ready to take a risk? Film Lab Rat @hti dares you to get a little experimental by soaking your rolls in bleach and detergent. In this special collection of film tipsters, you’ll learn cool tips on how to create surreal photographs dripping in color. Follow these tips!
When used with the LC-A Instant Back+, the Lomo LC-A+ can shoot instants with the distinct effect that this camera is famous for: punchy colors, shadowy vignettes, an overall analogue look. Step up your instant game and expose negative instead with this clever little tipster.
Have you tried any of these tipsters? Which one is your favorite? Share your thoughts in the comments!
Kathryn Reichert experimented with an alternative photographic process using gel transfers and other materials, resulting in mysteriously dreamy images. Here, she shares some of these photos as well as some tips, if you want to try it yourself.
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! For this feature, we talked to Gowanus Darkroom, one of New York's pillar in the analogue scene.
As part of Film Photography month we've asked some of our most creative community members to help channel the analogue alchemist in you. In this article Elzi Boba walks us through her film soup recipes using Cola, tea, and purple gin.
Ben Liu is a well-loved member of the Lomography community who used to work at the Embassy Store in Taipei and is now the founder of B Shutter Workshop. We sent him the HydroChrome Sutton's Belair to test out and he shared with us some valuable tips and encourages us all to try out the B-mode.
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.
Every film photography enthusiast in Hong Kong would have heard of the infamous local film processing service – Megatoni Production. We are delighted to have one of the owners, Tony, to share his large-format photography journey with us. Let’s enjoy some of Tony's best works for urban photography!
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!
Based on the West Coast, Zachary Sabac has mostly been shooting color film with a higher ISO, so trying out the Fantôme Kino ISO 8 was an exciting adventure that opened new doors of possibilities. Check out his video reviewing our latest black and white film!
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.
The founders of Take It Easy Lab based in Leeds, UK took some time out from developing and scanning to share their story of setting up a film processing lab from scratch and revealed some interesting insights into the resurgence of analogue.
We talked to Liam Saint-Pierre who set up CINÉ-REAL, the only film club in the UK to exclusively play films in 16mm format. His nephew Orrin Saint-Pierre photographed them in Ümit & Son, the shop where the story began, using some rolls of Lomography 400 CN 120 film.
The future of film lives on with these local businesses and services that are pushing the analogue way forward. We're chatting with Dinesh and Allamaprabhu, the father and son of the India-based Film Foto Store for their story on bearing the torch of analogue in their local film community scene.