The Lomography Online Magazine hides a treasure trove of film resources in plain sight. Just looking up the term tipster would yield hundreds of tips and tricks shared by community members as recent as yesterday and as old as a decade and a half ago.
No matter when, these guides were made with love and pure curiosity for the craft, so we dove deep into the magazine's archives to bring you five experiments to try out and fire up your film hobby.
Fruits, Fungi, and Film—An Experiment by Clara Rodriguez
Don't throw your leftover fruits and veggies just yet, because this film soup experiment from Argentinian film photographer Clara Rodriguez might just inspire you to create something out of it! Clara makes use of organic ingredients to create funky film soups, fungus included.
On her process, she says in this 2021 interview:
"It is my kind of art and way of expression. I love all the mysticism it has, not knowing if you completely destroyed the film or if your pictures are going to show but also the effects sometimes have an air of intention as if I put them there on purpose and I think that's pure magic and I am always into magic."
5+1: Chiara Dondi Teaches us the Forgotten Art of Hand-Tinted Photography
Have you been introduced to the forgotten art of hand-tinted photography? In this 2021 tipster, artist Chiara Dondi talked to us about the process and charm of painting on printed photographs. Combining two artistic mediums, this experiment surely proves how creative analogue photography can be.
Easy DIY Redscale Film
Let the Light Leak In
Now here's a risky but rewarding experiment! Light leaks are often considered a mistake in the analogue world, but definitely not in ours. This article explores the process and beauty of deliberately getting those light leaks to add more color and character to your images.
How to Make Lumen Prints
If you're looking into alternative printing processes and camera-less photography, then lumen prints are definitely a must-try. This lumen print tutorial by community member Des Brough (@lomodesbro) gets into the nitty-gritty of making one, from preparing the materials to composing your prints.
The charm of lumen prints is in its history, hands-on process, and if you're interested in botany, its scientific aspects.
Which tipster would you like to try? Share it with us below!