The Holiday rush is on the horizon once again. No worries, though! With the abundance of products in our online shop we're making it easier for you to find the perfect gift for your photographer friends and loved ones of any skill level.
Whether they're taking their first foray into film, going against the mundane with experiments and new formats, or revisiting the classics to hone a format or a style, we've compiled a few gift suggestions and guides for you to check out!
First Foray into Film
Instant cameras are some of the most accessible analogue cameras for anyone wanting to get a taste of film, so for your film beginner loved one, the Lomo’Instant might just be the perfect fit.
It’s packed with exciting creative features such as the multiple exposure function, so more than capturing that special moment, there's also room to play around and be creative – in an instant! The Lomo'Instant Automat Glass is also available with wide-angle glass lens for sharper instant photos.
Speaking of instant cameras, the Diana Instant Square is another option for film photographer newbies to get into that analogue groove.
Meanwhile, if you’re looking for a gift for your film enthusiast friend, family member or special someone who's gearing up to be a bit more experimental, it’s time to go for the Lomography mainstay cameras and consider the Lomo LC-A+, Lomography Fisheye No. 2 and La Sardina as Holiday gifts.
These cameras allow shooters to get more familiar with the technicalities of film such as loading and unloading a roll of film, choosing the right focus setting, using filters, and more while still being relatively easy to use.
Whether it's looking at the world from a fresh (wide) angle through the Fisheye No. 2, catching that iconic Lomographic look with the Lomo LC-A+, or going on a casual stroll with the handy La Sardina, these cameras are for sure some of the best gifts for film beginners because of their compact size and distinct aesthetic results.
And of course, if you’re looking for an all-rounder camera for anyone and everyone, something that's lightweight enough to bring anywhere but will still allow for creative control, then the LomoApparat might just be the one!
There are endless analogue possibilities with the LomoApparat's 21 mm wide angle lens, as well as its kaleidoscope lens, splitzer and gel filters.
Going against the Mundane
Konstruktor Flash SLR DIY Camera
You mostly hear photographers sharing how many cameras they own but have you ever heard someone say they made their own camera? The Konstruktor Flash SLR DIY Camera is your chance to build a camera and demystify its inner workings. The true fun comes in making the camera uniquely your own with the number of ways you can customize and make the camera truly something of your own creation.
110 Cameras and Film
110 film is having its moment in the sun with more and more people trying out this more niche and compact film format. It's never been easier with the abundance of new film stocks readily available from the vibrant Color Tiger 200, to the otherworldly LomoChrome Purple, and Turquoise, and even a slide film. Moreover, if it's hard to source those vintage 110 cameras, two of Lomography's favorite cameras, the Diana and Fisheye come in a 110 variant. With its portability, accessible price, and stunning colors this will be a great gift to photographers who think they've tried it all.
Those looking to step up their nightlife or portrait photography will love to receive any of the Petzval series of lenses. Known for the iconic swirly bokeh, this lens will make sure each photo you take will be uniquely yours with the 8-blade diaphragm aperture system, which allows you to create patterned backgrounds. Whether you have the 55 mm or the 85 mm, the Petzval lens will truly shake up your photography.
No matter what kind of subjects you take, trying out a LomoChrome film will always give you new results. Whether it's wanting to turn beaches into something from a sci-fi movie with LomoChrome Turquoise, or playing around with nightlife lights with LomoChrome Purple, or even seeing your city in new colors with the muted yet highly contrasted LomoChrome Metropolis, these color-shifting film stocks are sure to excite anyone who receives them.
Stitching photos in rapid motion to create gifs has been on the rise in the past few years. With the Action Sampler, you'll be able to shoot four photos in rapid succession with a 0.22 interval. With its lightweight and small stature, this camera is easy to whip out to capture unexpected moments.
Revisiting the Classics
Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens
For that avid film photographer in your life, the Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens is definitely a must-have for its ability to shift between razor-sharp images and silky soft focus.
Taking inspiration from the world's first photographic optic lens, the 19th-century invention by Charles Chevalier for the Daguerreotype camera, the Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens is a modern take on the classic dreamy images we've come to associate with early photography, made accessible for Canon EF, Nikon F or Pentax K SLR mounts.
Lomo LC-A 120
Know someone with a keen interest in starting medium-format photography? Then the Lomo LC-A 120 might just be the thing for them. Compared to other medium format cameras, the LC-A 120 is less bulky and easier to carry around, making it a great starter camera for someone planning to take medium format more seriously.
Lomography B&W Film range
Mastering black and white film photography is no easy task, but discovering or creating a photographer's black and white photography style sure is fun. For that film lover you know who’s always up for a challenge, maybe it’s about time to give a couple of black and white film rolls.
Some black and white films on Lomography’s menu include the versatile Lady Grey B&W ISO 400 and the Kino B&W Family. Pair your gift with a link to our nifty guide for shooting and getting better with black and white film!
Atoll Ultra-Wide 2.8/17 Art Lens
A lens capable of capturing it all, the 103º field of view of the Atoll Ultra Wide 2.8/17 is incredibly versatile. From street photographers who want to play around with capturing street shots and architecture, to those wanting to take creative portraits and still-life shots, this lens has got you covered for every possible scenario.
Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 2.8/32 Art Lens
Want to see how the iconic saturations, contrasts, and vignettes of the LC-A can mix with the legendary bodies of Leicas or even the low light prowess of Sony cameras? This 2.8/32 mm prime lens is now available to be attached to an abundance of different cameras. With its inconspicuous design and 4-zone focusing, this portable lens is great for a variety of subjects and situations but truly shines on the streets and during those nighttime parties.
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