What do you do when the film tongue gets inside the canister, just when we’re about to do some doubles? Of course, we can buy a film puller or we can go to a lab (the people from the labs are our friends) but what if the lab is closed? Well, you only need double-sided tape, scissors, and a little film.
Cut a strip of film from an old roll of film. Place a piece of double-sided sticky tape on one side of the film strip.
Carefully insert the end (where the double-sided tape is) into the canister. Note the side where the tape is. It has to be facing down in order for it to retrieve the film leader.
Wind the roll of film so that the film strip goes into the canister. Leave out about 20 mm of the strip.
Now gently pull out the strip of film. You should be able to pull the film leader out. If it doesn’t, try again, it works most of the time!
Travelling is always a great experience, but when you do it with a film camera by your side everything gets more special and nostalgic. Come with us to Paris with the Spanish model Sara Majada and her Diana F+ in this interview.
Loving what you do and doing it out of love is probably one of the best combinations out there. Fashion photographer Aaron Crossman is living the charmed life for being able to do both. Read on to find out more about him and why he loves his work in this interview.
School supplies can be quite expensive, but not all of them have to be! Lomography loves both students and teachers, so we’re offering 35% off selected items! We want to support students and teachers, because we love life at university and we can’t wait to see the great creative outcome that will happen when students and teachers shoot with Lomography cameras! Please fill in the form and you will receive an email with your discount code.
Photography expert & community member Hamish Gill runs the successful 35mmc blog and has a wealth of experience shooting with film. We gave him some test rolls of the Fantôme Kino BW ISO 8 & Babylon Kino BW ISO 13 film to shoot with & he gave us some tips on getting the most out of low ISO film.
Earlier this year, Lomography launched a new B&W Kino film in 35mm and 120 format. In partnership with the Penumbra Foundation, we held a workshop where participants were able to test out Lomography's new film on the streets of NYC and learn how to develop their own film. Check out more here.
Winter has arrived, and along with chilly days and nights, it has toned down the colors. If you prefer your photos to be a little more eccentric and colorful, warm up your rolls with these film soup recipes!
The high contrast of the Fantôme Kino B&W ISO 8 film reminds us of the signature style of our LomoAmigo Jacobs, who tested the Berlin Kino for us and has a great love for black and white photography. We gave him a roll to test, read about his impressions and tips about our new low ISO film!
The world may have slowed down due to the CoVid-19 pandemic but that doesn't mean your rolls of film should stay undeveloped for weeks! We pieced together a list of local film labs that are open to cater to your film developing needs.
Confinement didn't stop San Diego based photographer Michael Walrond from shooting film, on the contrary, it gave him the opportunity to explore the medium even more. With the help of his friend and artist Tiffany Cole, he shot a series through screens on film, that he, later on, cross-processed for an out-of-this reality vision.
Your eyes aren't playing tricks on you — these are people and places, tinged in a spectrum of purple, pink, and green, taken with the LomoChrome Purple film. Read about our social media testers experiences and be inspired to pick up some rolls!
We spoke to Michael Behlen about his magazine, Analog Forever, which celebrates the unique and physical qualities of film photography. The magazine will launch on November 8th at SF Camerawork, so check out more about their first print issue, as well as a giveaway, below!