A Camera for Each of Lomography's 10 Golden Rules


Are you familiar with the 10 Golden Rules of Lomography? In this article we have compiled a list based on which camera we think best represents the core meaning of each rule.

Rule #1 Take your camera everywhere you go

Needless to say, this rule is every photographer's mantra. What better camera to embody this rule than the Lomo LC-Wide 35 mm Film Camera and to fully embrace the wild possibility of limitless photography. You can even explore the ocean with the Lomo Krab Underwater Housing. There are no limits to where your camera can go.

Credits: jennson, t0m7, vicuna & bebopbebop

Rule #2 Use it any time – day and night

If you have become the embodiment of this rule and no longer have any boundaries between night and day, the best camera for you is undoubtedly the LomoApparat 21 mm Wide-angle Camera. Designed to be a modern version of a point-and-shoot, with this camera in your hands there is no dusk to stop you. Anytime will be the right time to snap a shot. The build in flash can come in handy during the day for indoor situations while perfect for night shoots too.

Credits: cold_pencil_, garden_song, 007-0815-styler, charili & oukrid

Rule #3 Lomography is not an interference in your life, but part of it

Believe that every moment of your life is worth photographing. The camera of choice for this rule is the queen of medium format, the DianaF+. Fashionable and practical, when it comes to choosing a camera to be a constant part of your life, there is no better choice!

Credits: lry12, monobod, julientixier, noesoto, lascimo & akio_nakai

Rule #4 Try the shot from the hip

The spirit of experimentation is uncontainable. There is no better camera for this rule than the glorious Fisheye No. 2 35 mm Camera. This lens is the perfect match to go with shooting from the hip, pushing you to new and unexpected places. Mission accomplished!

Credits: spendospend, cburgle, shaylalalah, anapaipita, memorymemory & simonehundseder

Rule #5 Approach the objects of your Lomographic desire as close as possible

Close, closer, even closer baby! Get in there with the Lomo’Instant Automat Glass and the lens adapter to switch from one depth to the other in a snap. The instant fun and the immediate pleasure you get with this camera is like the kisses you can't stop giving to your loved one –more is better!

Credits: nural, 007-0815-styler, -dakota-, pinkbutterfly & systemdevice

Rule #6 Don’t think

What a liberating feeling it is to let go! With the LomoKino this rule embraces the magic of filmmaking. Frame after frame collects video of your adventures. Forget the fear of missing the right moment – every jump, kick, or twist will be caught on your film!

Credits: dominik_unbehagen, pupeponzu, nicktaurojr, niinana, kosmorama_ & justinmsc

Rule #7 Be fast

Catch all the action in 35 mm frames. The best camera for this rule is undoubtedly the ActionSampler Clear. Each corner will capture the funniest of the faces and the wildest of moments.

Credits: furkandariga, briany, mr-furet, eparrino & kentarou

Rule #8 You don’t have to know beforehand what you captured on film

Expect the unexpected and let the unpredictability enter your life. The Sprocket Rocket 35 mm Panoramic Camera is the camera for this rule. Just as we can't predict the future, this camera will surprise you with marvelous results from the incredible adventures you two share together.

Credits: frenchyfyl, aton, arthouse, lightcamerainga & stereograph

Rule #9 Afterwards either

This goes in hand with rule #8. When you thought you knew what happened with your photo, there is the film back from the lab, and it is full of surprises. Just like the Simple Use Reloadable Film Camera Color Negative can surprise anyone with its flexibility and stunning results.

Credits: lucaparamidani, frenchyfyl, aycnkrts, serra8 & nuo2x2

Rule #10 Don’t worry about any rules

In the end rules are meant to be broken. The more you follow them the more you find a way to elude the construction. There is no better tool to embrace this rule than the LomoGraflok 4×5 Instant Back. One of the most challenging analogue photographic practices is large format. That's why we have broken all the rules with the LomoGraflok, because when you think you know it all, there is always a new challenge to keep you on your toes.

Credits: newoldpolaroid, serolfitnas, paulestevez & sanram007

Which camera do you associate with each rule? Give us your selection in the comments below.

written by eparrino on 2023-11-11 #gear #camera #lomographic #lomographers #10-golden-rules

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Lomography Diana F+

Lomography Diana F+

Take timeless and dramatic photos on 120 film with the Diana F+. Create stunning soft-focused images and customize it with sweet lenses or even an instant back for additional effects and flexibility.

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