All it took was 2 months, and I'm in love...

2011-05-02 14

It was just 2 months ago when I discovered analogue photography with my own eyes (and heart). I’ve always wanted to capture moments that inspire me, to keep, and to share with family, friends and even random strangers.

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I’ve friends surrounding me, with their cool gadgets, their DSLRs and 12 megapixels digital cameras. I used to look at them and think, yes one day I want to buy one of DSLR too! And I was so envious. But that was before I discovered Lomography.

It was just about 2 months ago when I discovered analogue photography with my own eyes (and heart). I’ve always wanted to capture moments that inspires me, to keep, and to share with family, friends and even random strangers.

I took a while to decide on buying a Diana F+ CMYK. And, I’ve not regretted this decision of making her my first toy camera even though the first time I shot with her, I wasn’t familiar with it and no amount of reading can prepare you for this. Lomo is an experiment, you have to do it yourself to find out!

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Today, I’m the proud owner of a Diana F+, a Smena 8M, a Gakkenflex TLR and … I’m waiting for my Lubitel 166B and Smena Symbol to arrive in the post. I admit, 2 months was all it took for me to fall in love with Lomography, the whole experience and community. I love it. I love it all!

Now, whenever I hold my cameras in my hands, I feel so excited and I look forward to shooting with them every single day. I often wish to have unlimited resources so that I can get my hands on all that beautiful cameras, and lovely films to share with the world what the future is about.

The future is analogue. I know it! And, I LOVE IT!

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I hope I can inspire my friends around me to see the wonders of Lomography and join me on this journey that is truly remarkable!

Credits: awesomesther
Credits: awesomesther

written by awesomesther on 2011-05-02 #lifestyle #true-story-analogue-photography-lomography-beginning-love

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14 Comments

  1. lighttomysoul
    lighttomysoul ·

    think it took me about the same time.. :)

  2. awesomesther
    awesomesther ·

    @lighttomysoul <3 we're birds of the same feathers :p

  3. awesomesther
    awesomesther ·

    THanks to everyone who liked this :D

  4. willyboy
    willyboy ·

    I'm curious: did you put out before the 2 months?

  5. awesomesther
    awesomesther ·

    @willyboy when I bought the Diana F+ I wasn't sure what to do with it... and when I finally brought it out, I was so sad cos the photos came out kinda crappy :( So I was wondering what to do at that point... Thank goodness my friends kept me going and I tried again and again and it paid off... hehe :D

  6. awesomesther
    awesomesther ·

    @willyboy when I bought the Diana F+ I wasn't sure what to do with it... and when I finally brought it out, I was so sad cos the photos came out kinda crappy :( So I was wondering what to do at that point... Thank goodness my friends kept me going and I tried again and again and it paid off... hehe :D

  7. best-review
    best-review ·

    I like this :)

  8. willyboy
    willyboy ·

    No I meant, if it only took you two months to fall in love, how long was it before bedroom action?

  9. awesomesther
    awesomesther ·

    @best-review thanks :)

    @willyboy HAHAHA?!! Okay so U meant that "put out" ... well... It depends on how u define "bedroom action" with a bunch of films and cameras ... :p

  10. awesomesther
    awesomesther ·

    @rachelvanity :D They are both lovely :D maybe you should get a Lubitel too !! :D

  11. itsnecro
    itsnecro ·

    very true! i prefer analogue over digital =) my first baby is the Colorsplash Chakra and i'm definitely having fun with it =) i care for technology but it's the fun, experimentation and accidental effects is the main fun of analogue photography.

  12. awesomesther
    awesomesther ·

    @itsnecro nice :) I just recently got a (used) Colorsplash Chakra :) and it's super fun!! :D

  13. itsnecro
    itsnecro ·

    oh yea do share pictures from your colorsplash and do visit my wall too =)

  14. awesomesther
    awesomesther ·

    @itsnecro OK! I am uploading soon! :D

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