The Smena 35 is a true lomo camera. Maybe not the most noted but it makes a great companion. This little guy doesn’t look all that much like it’s siblings, but it’s definitely a Smena.
This model of the Smena line might not be very old, being made beginning in 1995. It has a modern look to it’s outer plastic body. Inside there are no batteries, this camera is completely mechanical. It can also be completely manually controlled. The icon based shutter speed control is made useful just by looking up at the sky and matching up what you see to it’s icon. The aperture is directly connected with the film speed (ASA or ISO). This camera was originally designed and produced for the younger generation of soviets. Possibly the only big flaw that i’ve noticed is the film counter, it’s essentially useless unless you want to try and figure out how to set it, but that adds to the fun.
This camera’s lens, a Lomo Triplet 3 element coated 40/4 lens, is most likely the reason picture it produces are the way they are, as with any other camera. This is a Lomo camera with a Lomo lens, it’s hard to forget that when you get your prints back and see that it’s quite possible just as good as LC-A pictures. They are great pictures and worth it.
This camera, and probably any other Smena, might be a little confusing to figure out how to use at first but soon you learn the process and get to take advantage of it’s ability to take unlimited multiple exposures and long exposures whenever you use this Smena.
This camera was my first real Lomo camera, meaning one that was made in the Lomo factor as opposed to one by Lomography. I love this camera, I wish I had bought one years ago.
Jack Lowe has been traveling round the UK with the aim to shoot every RNLI post using Wet Plate Collodion photography. The Lifeboat Station Project photography is a five-year photographic mission that makes use of a painstaking process. It is a fascinating, much talked about project that deserves to be documented, not just through words but through images as well.
Lomographer Carina, or landei in the community, regards the Sprocket Rocket as a "versatile plastic camera." For her, it doesn't only take great travel snapshots but makes an interesting conversation starter as well. In this interview, Carina expounds more on what makes the Sprocket Rocket her go-to camera.
We’ve all heard those cliché sayings about travel before, the ones that tell you it expands your mind and allows you to see the world in new ways. Well, they’re all true! At Lomography, not only do we like to encourage worldwide exploration, but we also have special travel packages available through our Kickstarter campaigns!
An album is more than just a collection of photographs. It can accurately tell your tale without the need for words. Take a look at this month's most note-worthy albums and get a hint on how to share your stories through visual organization.
Lomography NYC chats with indie musician Zuli and his tour photographer Dave about experiences on the road, like how a broken down van was not so great in the moment but ended up making for a really great photo, and shooting with their new favorite camera, the Sprocket Rocket!
In the hands of those capable wielding it, art can be a powerful weapon. With it, for one, creation of fantastical realms far removed from the one we live in is entirely possible. Through collage making, Eugenia Loli builds such worlds that invite the audience not only to marvel at them but also, and most importantly, to see through the hodgepodge of images to find meaning and formulate interpretations.
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.
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.
We had a huge response to the Lomography x Life competition and the Black and White theme showed off what great photographers you all are. It was a tough decision to make but we've finally chosen the winners. Will it be you?
New York City - the ideal place to go to if you're looking for unstoppable energy. There's plenty of exciting things going on, but you need to be lightning-fast if you want to seize the moment. This is what makes the Lomo'Instant Wide the perfect camera to use - it captures all the details in one wide instant snapshot! See it in action with our special video after the jump.
It goes without saying that street photography is one of the most exciting and fulfilling practices a photographer can do. But for some, especially the beginners, the prospect of hitting the streets can be a little daunting. Here, we dish out a few tips to help shake off anxiety.
It’s finally here! Fully automatic, jam-packed with creative features, and super easy to use, the Lomo’Instant Automat is the ultimate instant camera that lets you do it all. Shoot perfectly lit photos from dusk ’til dawn and explore a world of creativity at the touch of a button. Back us on Kickstarter now to save up to 35% on a Lomo’Instant Automat and all sorts of exclusive extra goodies!