Top Tips for Instant Innovators

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With an automatic exposure mode and a super sharp glass lens, the Lomo’Instant Automat Glass is everything you need to happy snap some awesome instant shots. But that’s not all this creative little camera can do! It’s also your ticket to a whole other universe packed with experimental potential. Follow these tips and use the creative features to craft mind-blowing instant creations!

Photos by pearlgirl77, hannah_brown & Ruby June

Layer Up the Good Madness with Multiple Exposure Mode

This funky feature lets you expose your frame as many times as you like. That means you can craft a seriously surreal scene by layering up tons of different scenarios! Place a blooming flowerbed over the concrete jungle, expose the artist behind their work, or explore the spectrum of human emotion by filling your frame with faces.

Photos by Luna Simoncini with model Silvia Gesuelli, Peter Obermoser & Seraina Wams

Paint Psychedelic Light Paintings with Long-Exposure Bulb Mode

Bulb Mode lets you keep your shutter open for up 30 seconds, meaning that it’s perfect for after-dark antics. Try popping your camera on a tripod to capture beautiful night scenes, or unleash your inner Picasso and create some stunning light paintings! All you’ll need is a lightsource — a torch, a sparkler, a Lomography Light Painter or something similar — a tripod or a flat surface, and your Lomo’Instant Automat Glass. Hit the shutter release and draw some sweeping swirls or popping patterns across your frame! For more light painting tips, check out this top tipster.

Photos by Mitchell Wojcik, hannah_brown & Peter Obermoser

Capture Crazy Kaleidoscopic Shots Using a Splitzer

By covering part of your lens, the Splitzer lets you expose a segment of your frame at a time. That means that you can mash together different scenes in one instant shot! All you need to do is attach the Splitzer to the lens on your Lomo’Instant Automat Glass and switch to Multiple Exposure Mode. Try covering the bottom half of your lens, snapping a shot, turning your camera upside down and shooting the same scene to create a mind-bending image!

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Light Up Your World with the Built-In Flash

The lowest aperture on the Lomo’Instant Automat Glass is a super sweet f/4.5, meaning that when Auto Mode is enabled, it takes beautifully lit shots even in low-light shooting situations. And when it’s too dark for the amazing aperture? The camera flicks on a powerful flash to capture every last detail! You don’t have to wait for Auto Mode, though. Take control and manually switch the flash on and off. Whether you’re dancing in the dark or upping the exposure, it’ll let you decide just how much light there is in your frame.

Photos by: Matthias Fiegl & Daniel Schaefer

Tint the World a Whole New Hue Using Color Gel Flash Filters

Lighting up your shot isn’t the only thing you can do with the built-in flash. Slide a funky color gel flash filter over your flash to splash your shot in tasty tones! Choose from blue, green and purple, or layer them up to create a rainbow. It’ll give you a whole new perspective on your scene!

Photos by: juniardigiugno & Lomography

Strike Out on Your Own with the Remote Control Shutter Release

Creative collaboration is cool, but so is pushing yourself to be the best solo act possible. Team up with a friend or tuck yourself away, grab your Lomo’Instant Automat Glass and see what you can do. You can still be the star of your shots — snap a sweet selfie using the remote control shutter release!

Photos by holgardo, Lomography & Luna Simoncini with model Silvia Gesuelli

Get Down in the Details with a Macro Adapter

The Lomo’Instant Automat Glass already has an incredible closest focusing distance of 0.3 m, but if you attach a magnificent Macro Adapter to the built-in lens, you can get as close as 0.1 m! That means that you can fill your frame with all the little details that make this planet magical. And because you’re shooting through a gorgeous glass lens, they’ll all be rendered in beautifully sharp focus.

Photos by Luna Simoncini

written by Martha Reed on 2018-04-25 #culture #tutorials

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