Light leaks are a distinctly analogue phenomenon that can from time to time grace your snaps in sporadic splashes of color. The source of these brilliant burst of light can be attributed to fat rolls (if it's medium-format film) accidentaly opening you camera by mistake, or a crack in the camera/lens itself — essentially any time excess light sneakily slips into your camera.
They are unpredictable and random, but light leaks can bring character to a photo. Sometimes there's a color shift, making your shot a bit warmer, moodier, or dreamier. While you can't be sure exactly when or where a light leak is going to show up on your photo, you can be sure about one thing: it will make your shot unique and authentic!
Cameras like the Diana F+ are known to produce great light leaks, in fact its part of the Diana’s iconic style. But if you want to do it on your own, or create larger leaks why not try opening your cameras back door slightly and very quickly, between shots. Just be lightning fast and super careful, otherwise you'll risk exposing the entire roll of film. Proceed with caution and only if you're feeling brave and adventurous!
Community member gateau shared his own experience with light leaks in this fantastic tipster Be sure to check it our before you hit the streets and start hunting those luminous light leaks!
Most venues will have a huge in caps policy for "NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY" but when the only lights you have are on stage or just a light bulb in a basement or coffee shop, how do you capture a good exposure? These are the tips and tricks for shooting great photos with little to no light and no flash.
This week's featured Lomographer hails from Baguio City, Philippines. As a passionate analogue shooter, she frames the world in soft colors and hazy light leaks which lend a nostalgic atmosphere to her photographs. Get to know our Newcomer of the Week in this brief interview.
With a super-wide camera such as the Sprocket Rocket, you can shoot cool panoramic photos —
rocking a totally analogue look of sprocket holes adorning the sides of the film strip. Sneak a peek into the coolest sprocket snaps taken by the Community!
You’ve taken some nice Lomo’Instant snapshots and you want to share them with friends, particularly on social media. How do you make it look more awesome? Here are a couple of tips to try, using the Lomo’Instant App!
One minute you're drinking and doing the chicken dance with your friends, and the next minute you're passed out on the couch, shoe stuck with confetti and head throbbing to the tune of a bad EDM track. Here are some tips to power through a yucky hangover!
The ambiance is a crucial factor to consider when shooting photographs as light, color, and texture make up the overall visual aesthetic of an image. The Lobster Redscale 110 does not only bathe pictures in striking red but in other hues as well.
Lomography loves both students and teachers, so we're helping you out with some savings on some photographic school supplies! Get a 35% discount on the Diana F+ Camera, Diana F+ Camera with Flash, Sprocket Rocket, or The Spinner 360°! Check out our microsite to find out more!
So, here's something not quite new or shocking among Parisians, but a head-scratcher for all the people in the world. Apparently, the Eiffel Tower's been copyrighted when the lights are up in the night sky. In other words, you can't photograph the tower at night.
February dawns on us, bringing love with it. The days remain cold outside, but slightly warmer within as it's the month of love. If the year kicked off harder than expected, or if your Mondays haven't been turning out too eventful as you wished, always remember you're not alone.
March marks the observance of Women's History Month. Let us celebrate by looking into the craft of amazing women all over the world who triumphs photography. For this interview, we go all the way to Singapore for a quick chat with photographer and visual artist Marisse Caine.