A declaration of love of panorama, sprockets, cross processing, multiple exposures and redscale, all from one lightweight camera!
I was thrilled when Lomography asked me to beta test the Sprocket Rocket! When the lightweight camera arrived, we had no instructions but none were really needed. You load the film normally, as you would any other 35mm camera, and adjusted a few settings: the aperture—sunny (f/16) or cloudy(f/10.8), the shutter (1/100 sec or Bulb), and the distance: close (0.6m-1m) or infinity.
When I developed the first roll, it was like a surprise… The images were these amazing wide angled, panoramic photos that exposed the sprockets! I tried a variety of film and with the uncoupled shutter and advance, multiple exposures are a breeze and the creative possibilities are endless!
Faster color negative film (400 ISO) works best in a variety of lighting conditions but when it’s super sunny outside, I loved the eye popping results of cross processing slower speed slide film. For these shots, I used Kodak E100VS, Fuji Provia 100 and Lomography X-Pro 200 and kept the aperture setting on cloudy (f/10.8) while shooting in sunny outdoor conditions. I even redscaled some 400 ISO negative film with great results in sunny conditions, again keeping the aperture setting on cloudy (f/10.8). I think next time I’ll try a faster film to redscale like 800 ISO or 1600 ISO under different lighting conditions and see what shades of red will I get…
Did I mention the built-in hotshoe to attach your flash… well I have yet to try it, but I plan on attaching the Ringflash to it using the Fisheye 2 holder since the lens are almost the same size. I’ll keep you posted on the results!
Browsing through the Lomography website, you can find a lot of redscale shots, which are all done on color negative films. I asked myself if it’s possible to redscale a slide or chrome film and then cross process it. (And yes, it is.) In this tipster I’m going to teach you how to create the bloodiest homemade redscale film I've ever come across.
Colors may be amped to look unreal, like nothing of this world. Shots may be doubled, cross-processed, post-processed, mixed up into collages. The possibilities are infinite, yet some photographers still prefer black and white. Even in 2016, it is an ode to classic values of precision and balance. Light and shadow must be one pleasing dance. And just like in a well-choreographed piece, forms are obvious or playing coy. It all depends on how you're looking.
Berlin based photographer Stephanie Jung is known for her experimental take on multiple exposures. Her extraordinary shots show cities that depict reality but nonetheless lead into a different, surreal dimension apart from our real world. She tested applies her infinite multiple exposure technique, this time with the help of the Lomo'Instant camera.
Toby Mason (aka fotobes) is a Brighton-based photographer who embraces the aesthetics of film photography. He mostly shoots with the LC-A+ using a range of slide films, cross processing them to create rich, highly saturated colours. His work has been featured on the BBC website and Hungry Eye Magazine. Join us for the opening night on Thursday, September 17 from 6 p.m.
It's human nature to be restless and imaginative. The real may be interpreted as what one sees or how one sees something. For the daydreamer, a scene from nature transforms into a canvas. Suddenly a field makes room for chemical coloring, all those anachronistic streaks that somehow look right. Or else, those beautiful colors amplified or subdued to their most pictorial shades. All in the world of trial-and-process film photography.
We're back with our daily holiday treat! Today all Lomography cameras are 10% off at our Online Shop and Lomography Gallery Stores. Put a big smile on a loved one's face when you surprise them with any of our awesome analogue cameras!
Everything Everything is an eclectic, glitch pop band from Manchester, England. Their music is known for complicated song structures laid with striking falsetto vocals from lead singer Jonathan Higgs. We have teamed up with Everything Everything in celebration of their new single "Spring/Sun/Winter/Dread" to offer you the chance win a signed copy of their new album "Get to Heaven" and a Sprocket Rocket SUPERPOP edition.
"Love your camera" is Marika's first rule when it comes to shooting film. Her passion for collecting gear stemmed from a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity of testing a variety of film cameras for her friend's shop. Let's all welcome our newcomer of the week from Prague, Czech Republic, analogvision!
The LomoLab EU has moved and is now open for business! Analogue lovers from Austria, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxenbourg, and the rest of Europe can send their films to:
However, if you're based in Germany - and you don't mind a longer waiting time, you can still send your rolls for processing to:
Lifesmyle Store Berlin - LomoLAB
12 New Media students from the University of Texas, all armed with Lomography cameras, travelled to New York City for an advanced studio art course in May 2016. They each shot one roll of film in a LomoKino per day, and the results were exciting and diverse. Read more here.
Light Painting is a cool technique that we love to do when we're in the mood for experimenting with photos. It's super easy and fun, and it only requires a dark room, a friend or two to collaborate with, a camera with long exposure mode and a light painting tool to get started. Check out 50 of the most vibrant light painting photos taken by your fellow Lomographers after the cut!
With only a large format camera, rolls of film and a tripod, a Chinese photographer biked his way from the coasts of Shandong all the way up to the mountains of Qinghai to photograph China's modern landscape.