It’s snowing outside, which is a rare and wonderful treat (in the UK at least!) but which camera will best capture those magic moments?
There is now a whole family of white cameras in the Lomography range, the fisheye 1 and 2, the Diana F+ Edelweiss, the Diana Mini White, the ColourSplash, and of course the limited edition LC-A+ White. So which one will you choose this christmas?
The fisheye and snow just work together. For some reason putting these two together = awesome. So, if you’re going skiing or snowboarding, and want a trusty little camera to shove in your pocket, the fisheye is your guy. Shoot into the sun and get that gorgeous flare, get your goggles close to the camera and still capture the mountains behind you.
The Diana F+
Now’s the time to get arty. Take advantage of the dreamlike quality of the Diana to make your snow scene look more magical than anyone elses! This image by Pulex has been double exposed with the aid of the Splitzer, a simple gadget that gives you full creativity, and stops your snow being..well..plain white! Chop it, change it, multiple expose it, whatever you do, your friends will think you are an artistic genius!
The Diana Mini
Set the scene, paint the detail. My favourite Diana half – frame shots are ones which give a wide reaching distance shot, next to a close up detail. It just works that way. Burox’s shot above does exactly that, show how cold and snowy it is where you are, but also keep the personality of the subject in the photo by picking up on them in detail. I love it!
So maybe you’re not dreaming of a white christmas? Maybe where you live it snows all the time and quite frankly you’re bored of it? Well then you need that unsung hero of the Lomography world – the coloursplash. Simple to use, just splash that snow any colour you like! (But don’t eat yellow snow)
No matter where you are in the world, whether it’s a bright ski slope or darkest lapland, the LC-A+ will do the job. Its in built light meter means it can handle any light situation, and its ability to pick up fine detail will mean your snow never looks flat. Try using 400iso film, but setting the camera to 200 – it will slightly over expose, giving you bright colours and dark blacks, for that classic Lomography look!
Ultimately, i love them all. They all have their place in my heart and in my hand, and each take different great shots for different reasons. So, decide how you want your final images to look and pick accordingly, it’s up to you! (Just remember what i said about the yellow snow)