Extended Round-the-Clock Rumble: Blind Roll Shooting


Day 4 of our Lomography Competition Week Round-the-Clock Rumble series is all about the don’t think, just shoot! philosophy. Deadline is on October 17, 2008 – an entire week from now!

Don’t think, just shoot! would probably best describe how we roll this time. One of the greatest things about Lomography is the thrill of unpredictability. Have you tried shooting a roll of film entirely ‘blindly’? For this rumble, we’re asking you to live by the ’don’t think, just shoot’ philosophy. Advance your film a bit but not too much – the overlaps add a delicious flair. Shoot a far away subject from your camera, then immediately take your next shot as close as you can!

You can pretty much do anything you want with your shot, but ABSOLUTELY don’t think!

We’re looking for the most enormous and unpredictable shots. Send in your serial, overlapping images done with your medium-format cameras. The new Lubitel Universal 166+ is an ideal camera for such wonderful unpredictability.

Submit those unexpected beauties and you will be rewarded! Not to worry, we’re giving everyone an entire week – until Friday, October 17,2008) to scan their archives or do some crazily random shooting!


Any medium-format camera photo series is allowed for this rumble! (Diana, Lubitel, Holga, Seagull, etc.)


  • Winner – 10 Piggy points
  • Two Runners-Up – 5 Piggy Points

Upload Limit: 3 Photos

Minimum Dimensions: At least 768px either width or height

Please note that sample photos are theme suggestions only. Feel free to be creative with your interpretation of the theme!

For contest rules and further info on rewards, uploading issues etc., please consult our Rumble F.A.Q.

written by kazarareta on 2008-10-10 #news #competition #rumble #challenge #round-the-clock


  1. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    three times diana+...

  2. mgnuman
    mgnuman ·

    how about holga

  3. lucasjakobsson
    lucasjakobsson ·

    @ mgnuman

    you can use any medium format camera, so holga as well

  4. maya_newman
    maya_newman ·

    sorry I just uploaded an LCA shot, when will I learn to read things properly!

  5. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    maybe you should make this a bit bigger :"Send in your serial, overlapping images done with your medium-format cameras"

  6. kazarareta
    kazarareta ·

    @mephisto19: thanks for that.

  7. hhjm
    hhjm ·

    Start again /////....

  8. hhjm
    hhjm ·

    I'm done.

  9. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    3 Holga overlapping shots submitted! :)

  10. opposablethumb
    opposablethumb ·

    Yeah... 3 Holgaramic shots. One image is a double done on my Holga and my L-CA. Hope this qualifies

  11. brendend
    brendend ·

    oooo this sounds like fun, i did an entire continuous roll on the diana and never split it up, so maybe i'll take some cuts from that roll! :D

  12. danika18
    danika18 ·

    sry i havent read this mission properly too!
    so it would be better if you sort em out !
    my fault !


  13. mgnuman
    mgnuman ·

    @ lucusjakobsson

    thank you very much.


  14. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    wow! coca's easter isle shot should win! and there is one with trees from marcella_cuartas
    not to speak of argimony'S shots

  15. xpunklovex
    xpunklovex ·

    Oups ! I made a mistake I uploaded a supersampler shot ! How can I fix that ???

  16. kylewis
    kylewis ·

    Well! just putting three in was a nightmare but here they are all strange juxtapositions and defo. blind as a bat!!

  17. gwenl
    gwenl ·

    1. There was another puppy missing from my pic!!
    2. How I got this image from something so wrong with my first Diana Pin Hole shot?
    3. Missing frame in Holga

  18. kazarareta
    kazarareta ·

    @xpunklovex: no problem. we still don't have the delete function up, but everyone at backend's working for a solution soon!

  19. faefaefae
    faefaefae ·

    hi! is it gonna be square format too? the previews are landscaped and im not sure if my square photos were cropped. thanks! lomolove fom new york!

  20. spela
    spela ·

    by sugiyamasatomi 169 great shot, loove it

  21. oldskool_rider
    oldskool_rider ·

    oops, uploaded 1 of them twice, but it was only half of the photo ...grrr


    we all love HOLGA!!

  22. coca
    coca ·

    thanks a lot for your words Stephan!

  23. tomk32
    tomk32 ·

    I always shoot blindely with my folding cameras. I looks to ridiculous if I look though the view finder... But I'm pretty good and framing the subject so there's always a head on the pic :)

  24. alex_ap
    alex_ap ·


  25. cheeso
    cheeso ·

    Here you go.

  26. mgnuman
    mgnuman ·

    nothing at all.

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