You may remember the lowly Spirograph toy from your youth and the joy of geometric art it created. Now you can mix your love of old time kitschy toys with your love of lomo.
If you remember the theory behind the Spirograph toy from back in the day it is basically a plastic template that you can place a pen or pencil in a little plastic widget and then put that into another plastic widget and spin that pencil around to get very structured complicated looking geometric image. These kinds of images make it look like you have spent hours calculating formulas to build this atomic age treasure. Recently I stumbled upon a way to incorporate this technique with my love of lomo light painting.
A while back I got some LED patio umbrella lights. These lights are round plastic disks that are battery operated and have many little LED lights all around the boarder of the plastic disk. They are meant to go under the patio umbrella to light your summer evenings. I use them for good light placement on my long exposure still lifes. Recently I tried doing some light writing with them and found that the round disks do something crazy. If you don’t keep the lights on exactly the same dimensional plane when moving them then you get these dramatic and graceful lines and intersections of these lines. So basically if you spin the disk at all while moving it or move it closer or farther from the cam, or even turn the disk a little on its side during the light writing process you get these bizarre and intricate patterns.
You can even do like me and throw the disks through the air and catch it later just to see what happens. Additionally these umbrella lights can be adjusted by covering over some of the lights with color gels or even duck tape and by doing this you change the patterns by changing the color or blacking out lights and changing the patter of the lights. So try it out with your favorite long exposure camera and play like you did in elementary school.
Very often you will see kids today with their noses touching the screen of a tablet. While this may all develop children's fascination and curiosity, as a parent, you actually lose quality time with them. It's the holidays and it's the perfect time to share your love for analogue photography.
Everyone’s always telling you to shoot with the light source behind you, to position your subject in front of a strong glow in order to emphasize texture and form. Now’s the time to defy that rule completely. Swivel round 180 degrees and tackle that light source head on cos’ it's time to start snapping some seriously insane Silhouettes with the LC-A 120!
When photography is your passion then no other commitments can hold you back from experimenting and creating an incredible piece of art. Tasneem, despite her professional and personal obligations, manages to sneak in photography and captures splendid moments with her camera.
A new year means a new set of goals and resolutions. Have you been listing your objectives for 2018? It's time to wake up from the holiday lethargy and be the go-getter you're meant to be. Allow this Monday Moodboard of ours to give you the right push!
From its charming design to the dreamy photographs it takes, it's hard not to be smitten with the Diana F+. On its 10th year celebration, Lomographers and longtime fans of Lomography's reigning retro queen remember how their first meeting with this lovely camera evolved to an everlasting love.
It's that time of the year when you can almost hear Christmas knocking on your door. You are being in your best mood and can't wait to take a tiny break from your 9 to 5 job. We wanted to make your life easier this Christmas and help you prepare for the best one so far.
We've finally nailed down the basic colors from primary to secondary; now it's time to study other colors, hybrids, and palettes that make this world more complex and non-binary. We run in gradients, and some mixes are just exclusive enough to distinguish, like a Christmassy palette.
Do you want to get better-exposed pictures with your Lomo'Instant? All you need is a light meter and a little bit of knowledge about time and aperture. This Tipster teaches you all the basics you need to know.
February dawns on us, bringing love with it. The days remain cold outside, but slightly warmer within as it's the month of love. If the year kicked off harder than expected, or if your Mondays haven't been turning out too eventful as you wished, always remember you're not alone.