Well, this is going to be a little embarrassing…writing this post requires me to admit that I own a toy camera with a picture of the Wildcats from High School Musical on the front of it.
I found this Disney-licensed crap cam at a garage sale this summer. It was in its unopened clam shell packaging – sweaty with condensation – complete with a roll of Kodak UltraMax 400 ISO film. To be honest that roll of film was what caught my curiosity; the condensation in the package told a story about the film’s poor storage conditions, while the High School Musical branding told me that it wasn’t so old that it would be waste of developer.
The camera ranks a hair higher than rock bottom on the crap cam scale if only for the lens cover that conveniently slides open and closed by way of a switch below the lens and the built in flash that is powered by a single AA battery.
I imagine that there are identical cameras out there with a different Disney movie pictured on the front…
The heart shaped shutter button is a unique touch, and probably the reason my four year old daughter likes shooting with this one.
I can’t really think of a situation where this camera is a better choice than something else in my arsenal, but it was two bucks and came with a tiny plastic-framed picture of a young Zac Efron. How could I pass it up?
This article is dedicated to the Italian street photographer and portraitist Ugo Mulas who masterfully documented the miniature circus of the great sculptor Alexander Calder. To write this tribute I documented a recent Christmas event in my city Como, a wonderful exhibition of vintage toys in a forest of snow-covered pines. Take a look!
For some, it marked their first foray into the wonderful world of analog photography. Others consider it a trusty, go-to camera despite having a massive camera collection which sometimes include some of the best gear there is. Whatever the case may be, toy cameras will always hold a special place in the hearts (and shelves) of analog photographers everywhere, quirks and all.
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My 2015 resolution is to do 12 photography projects, one for every month. In July, I tried freelensing or unscrewing the lens from my SLR and holding it in front of the camera body. By tilting the lens slightly I was able to change the focus. For this experiment, I used my Konstruktor and Olympus OM-1.
Eleanor Hardwick is a multidisciplinary artist from Oxford who, despite her young age, already has 10 years of experience in photography. In this interview, she tells Lomography about the themes that inspire her art, be it music, illustration, writing, or photography.
We're thrilled to present our new Kickstarter project—the New Lomography Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens! Inspired by the bold brass design of the world's first photographic optic, the Daguerreotype Achromat Art Lens is a versatile tool seeking the great return of dreamy imagery.
North or South, East or West - in every corner of Germany you can find analog photography lovers. Lomography brings them together and shows their pictures to a worldwide community. With this rumble we want to get to know you a little better. Show Lomography and fotoforum where you come from, capture your hometown on film and win a one-year subscription of fotoforum magazine as well as a Lomo LC-A 120 camera. Please note: This competition is only for users from Germany, Austria or Switzerland.
I was really excited when I got to test the Lomo'Instant Wide recently. Nine packs of film and and one week later I can say: "This camera works really well and I am looking forward to my own Portobello Road Edition!"
Admit it, you've been waiting impatiently for this moment to arrive. Well, the suspense is over, the announcement of the 3 Tumblrs We Loved This Week is finally here! We got lightpainting, we got puns, we got disposable cameras and - as always - blogs that will blow you away!
We celebrated the launch of the Lomo'instant Wide camera in the Lomography Soho store with live music from Locks, a bottomless pit of mulled wine and enough tasty doughnuts to sink a battleship! We even managed to take some snaps of the night, including some rather adorable pictures of a tiny kitten.