When I began to discover the world of Lomography, I found several fairly inexpensive analog cameras that, along with shipping, it cost at 15 €.
Among them was the Robot 1, Robot 2, Robot 3, Robot 4 … and now I present …
The 4X action cam.
It has a lens cover that makes it easy to protect the 4 lens like you see in the pictures above.
It is always sold with a case and brief instructions in English.
Show the movement slowly, giving you enough time to play with her. The bad (or good, depending on how the work) is that the 1 st lens gathers plenty of light and the 4th lens needs a lot of light and usually the last sequence is very dark.
Here is an example:
Removing the jargon…
It’s a cheap camera, light gathering photos and divides the frame into 4 the way we like. The quality is not very good, but it is always a good idea before you buy a good camera. ;)
I have always loved the idea of seeing my photos on stone and other natural materials. So, a few months ago, I began googling how it could be done. This is how I discovered (and fell in love with) liquid emulsion. Liquid emulsion is photographic emulsion which you can melt down and paint on any surface. You can then expose an image and develop it using traditional darkroom chemicals. In this article, I would like to explain the process a little, so that if you are also interested in giving this fun process a go, you can!
By far the oddest-looking camera I own, the Electric Eye is an auto-exposure viewfinder camera made by Bell & Howell in the late 1950s. I picked one up online and ended up with another one, that came with a very cool, retro looking carrying case, from my grandfather. It took a little while to try these two out but after running some film I found that this camera is a lot of fun to shoot with.
The young photographer friends set out to America’s West to reconnect with nature. It all began as an individual documentation of the world around them and organically formed into a collaborative project over the course of their trip. The result is a self-published art book that explores the relationship between nature and their bodies.
In order to escape the world of facts and figures, tax auditor Martin Dietrich discovered photography as his creative counterpart almost seven years ago. On a trip to Paris he fell in love with analog photography and the magic of film has been fascinating to him since then. But he also appreciates the benefits of digital photography. For Lomography he tested the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 Art Lens on his Fuji X-Pro 1 camera. Check out Martin's photos and learn more about the founder of the popular Neoprime magazine.
Lomography is known for having a vintage sensibility. Several products allow artists to achieve nostalgic results, but ultimately, it's creative manipulation (with a tinge of rebellion) that creates original shots.
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Santa got his dates and lists mixed up causing a slight delay in the delivery of your most coveted analog cameras. To make up for it, we'll let you in on a little secret: We took a peek at his workshop and found him wrapping these premium cameras!
Independent record label Alcopop recently celebrated it's 10 year anniversary by throwing a huge party on a boat. The Lomography UK team went along with a bag of analogue cameras to lend out to the crowd.
This year and for the third time, Lomography is glad to team up with Nixon for the new edition of the Nixon Surf Challenge, an international competition that gathers the best surfers from all over the world. Join the adventure and discover the official movie of the challenge!
This summer, Morgane from the Lomography French team spent a few days in Brittany. Among the cameras she brought with her was the Lomo'Instant Wide. Here, Morgane drives you to discover the silent beauty of the Brittany coast, its wild landscape and its ghostly boats stranded during the low tide.
One of the things I like the most about the Minitar-1 Art lens is how sharp the focus can be when you shoot with a small aperture. So if you are one of those that like to shoot at night, get a tripod, add this to a late dark winter afternoon, and you will end up with a bunch of beautiful long exposures. This is what I did on my last trip to Europe.