It is not every day we have the luxury to get out and improve our Lomographic skills and add more works to our personal oeuvre. We all have lives outside of photography after all. But, you can try reclaiming some stolen moments with your camera, wherever and whenever. And, if you do get that rare day off, you might just want to make the effort and pull off everything schedule in one day. From dawn to dusk here's how you can make the most out of your day with our tipster timetable.
Cosmic and Colorful Dawn
4:00 AM: Start your day by getting a rare shot of the moon during the blue hour. Spare a few minutes on your patio or head to your local park for a magical shot of the moon hanging in the early morning sky. Make sure to use a high-sensitivity film such as the Lomography Color Negative 800 to fully capture the details in the low-light.
5:00 AM: Once the blue hour passes by, wait for mid-sunrise. Wherever you plan on shooting your landscape, you can capture a dramatic 'rising sun' shot with lovely light glares.
6:00 AM: Sunrise isn't just great for lovely landscapes, but also spectacular silhouettes. Grab your best friend, lover or family member for this early morning escapade. Use the sunrise as your backlight for an instant silhouette awash with gorgeous early morning hues!
Pro Tip: Might take a few tries and bribery with coffee before your partner-in-crime crawls out of bed!
7:00 AM: Make the most out of the rest of early morning by revisiting your favorite public parks, monuments or landmarks. Since most of the people are still asleep, you're granted access to empty, people-less spaces, best for meditative street photography.
A Morning To Remember
8:00 AM: It's eight in the morning and you've just had your breakfast. So, here's what you'll do next. Get a hang of shadow photography! Low sun means longer shadows. The sun isn't so high in the sky yet, so take advantage of the sunlight's angle with some dramatic street photography.
9:30 AM: Get into nature photography and point your lens towards the world’s wonderful flora and fauna. The light is warmer by this hour (sometimes pale-yellowish), adding just the right amount of vibrancy to colors.
11:00 AM: This time of the day may just be the best time for pinhole photography. The right amount of light for lensless shooting will give you a higher chance of not overexposing your film. Take note of the sunny16 and cloudy8 rules just in case. Advanced pinholists, use the Diana Multi-Pinhole Operator more creative shots!
12:00 PM: Noon means harsh, direct and glaring sunlight, and many photographers steer clear of this because of the heat. Brave the midday sun and capture the world awash with contrast. Soak up the intense battle between highlights and shadows with a black and white film like the Early Grey B&W 100 35mm or Lady Grey B&W 400 120. Here’s a tutorial for processing both Lady Grey and Earl Grey films.
1:00 PM: Colors never look this vibrant in any other time of the day, so amplify the colors with a slide or cross-processing film like the Lomography XPro 200 for more intensity. Learn more about this technique with this tipster.
Anything Goes in the Afternoon
2:00 PM: Afternoon weather can be very fickle, the sky changing from cloudy to sunny and vice versa simultaneously. The hours pass by and slowly the sunlight gets less intense. This is the best time to indulge in dynamic compositions outdoors. We recommend bringing your Neptune Convertible Art Lens System for this agenda.
4:00 PM: You might want to build on your portraiture game during this time too, as the subtle afternoon light does wonders to the skin tone.
4:00 PM: Go full ochre with the golden hour! Create atmospheric portraits with your friends as models using the Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens just before the sunset.
5:00 PM: Once dusk arrives, the sky will be coated in a gradient of oranges, yellows, pinks, and blues. Memorialize this fleeting moment with a cloudscape.
6:00 PM: During the blue hours (depending on where you are), experiment with cityscapes. Wait for the time when the city lights up against the dark blue sky. Be sure to use a highly sensitive film like the Lomography Color Negative 800.
Light Up the Night
8:00 PM: The sun is down and everything's dark, but that should not stop you from taking pictures. A flash and an 800 ISO film will do the trick and keep your picture quality in check. Bring with you the Fritz the Blitz for nighttime getaways. Here’s a tipster full of what you can do with flashes during the evening.
9:00 PM: Paint the darkness away with color by using glowsticks. This can be achieved through long-exposures. You might also want to improve your bokeh game with colorful street and car lights the Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens.
10:00 PM and beyond!: Before going home, why not head downtown for some cinematic neon photographs. Visit storefronts and use the multiple exposure technique to make every print as colorful as it can be.
Now go to bed, wake up tomorrow and start all over again!
Did you pick up any task from our timetable? Make sure to share your analogue efforts by uploading your shots to your LomoHome.