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?
By far the oddest-looking camera I own, the Electric Eye is an auto-exposure viewfinder camera made by Bell & Howell in the late 1950s. I picked one up online and ended up with another one, that came with a very cool, retro looking carrying case, from my grandfather. It took a little while to try these two out but after running some film I found that this camera is a lot of fun to shoot with.
After my previous article dedicated to the comparison between pocket cameras, I'll write here about the ergonomics of some popular rangefinder cameras that I use, from the basic Soviet models to the finest Japanese cameras.
I like to think, that every location I have been writing about in the past years was a discovery of some sort. This story will be about the discovery somebody else made. Wendy Sloboda is maybe the coolest dino hunter of our time. She has tattoos, dreads and she found a new species of dinosaur, that now carries her name: the Wendiceratops Pinhornensis.
Elvis is a Hong Kong-based photographer. He started photography because he wanted to capture the last moments of high school life. Soon after, he met some photographers on Instagram and explored his own photography style. Take a look at how he shoots with the Daguerreotype Achromat Lens.
Do you long for the dreamy soft focus that only the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens can give your photos? Grab it in the lens mount of your choice! Brass versions are now available for purchase in the shop!
In this poignant series, South Korea-based photographer Argus Paul Estabrook captures the aftermath of a tragedy that claimed the lives of students and teachers from Danwon High School and how the families of the departed deal with losing their loved ones for a second time.
Today, we gain altitude with Ben Nardini, director of photography and pilot of drone for Almo film production. Passionate about image, whether static or moving, Ben meets the LC-Wide in the LGS in New York. He is taking this little analogue camera everywhere ever since, even when the good fellow leaves for Alaska. Let's go for a special meeting "from the top"!
"When I moved to New York to pursue film school, a mentor encouraged me to start shooting again. I discovered 35mm and enjoyed wandering the streets in search of landscapes to shoot," recalls a New York City- based photographer and screenwriter Kaitlyn Mikayla.
Argentinean writer and photographer Lorraine Healy is the author of “Tricks With A Plastic Wonder,” a manual for achieving better results with a Holga camera. In this article, Healy shares a little-known and highly-photogenic place in the South-Central area of Washington State.
This week, various social media channels were flooded with a variety of posts to celebrate Valentine's Day and the enduring power of love. Avid Lomo'Instant Automat shooters waste no time sharing their own stories. Take a glimpse of their romantic dates and getaways.