I recently treated myself to 4 rolls of the Rollei Creative Edition films. I am going to write a review of these films in my opinion. This is my review of the Rollei Nightbird.
When I first got this roll of redscale back from the lab I was really disappointed with the results as in the most part they looked grainy, and hadn’t achieved the deep deep red tones I had seen so many times online and indeed on the packaging.
I was initially all ready to say that I hate the film quality and that it didn’t come out at all how I expected. However, I have since learned that the light meter on the Zenit I used it in is not 100%, which may account for the grainy photos as above. I also know that the Rollei Nightbird works best at higher ISOs which the Zenit E is not capable of. I cannot really explain however, why the photos below have come out with such blue/green tones and to me they look more like they have come from a roll of Lomography Redscale XR.
I think with the added benefit of hindsight, I am happy with how these shots came out and I will be buying a roll of this film again when I can because I would enjoy the chance to put it in a better and more appropriate camera. Overall, a 7 out of 10 for me.
Wherever I go I am drawn to cemeteries, as the culture of death always tells a lot about the people, who live it. In the Philippines I stumbled about a variation of outstanding customs and rituals that left me partly in awe. This is a tale of life and death in the Philippines.
The Portland Darkroom will be the new public access go-to in the area when the Newspace Center for Photography recently closed down this July. The core group from the old center though will save the film community through this crowdfunding campaign.
We can always count on Brian Bruno and Audrey Kitching to take us from our screens straight into an analog fairy tale. But when he recently loaded his camera with the first roll of Color Negative F2 / 400 120 film, they still managed to surprise us with this stunning series.
Pripyat is a modern day Atlantis. The inhabitants of the Soviet town had to run from the nuclear disaster and therefore it has been preserved more or less in the state of 1986. I made my way up to the North of Ukraine thirty years after the catastrophe. This is the second part of this adventure.
March is Women's History Month and we want to take a closer look at the wonderful women behind cameras all over the country. In today's interview, we are talking to photographer Kate Sweeney about her attempt of re-writing the narrative of how women exist in this world.
We have teamed up with the legendary Strand Bookstore for a summer series of LomoWalks. On Saturday July 14th, author Jeremiah Moss is going to join us and provide literary inspiration for participants. He has recently taken one of our Simple Use Film Cameras and created a wonderful series himself.
Nathalie Coeln is potty about film photography which is reflected in her vast body of work. We sent her an LC-Wide to document a recent trip away, and came back with a selection of photos to inspire us all to get outside in the sunshine.
Greta Gerwig's directoral debut in Lady Bird is something to not be missed. By showing us what how even the most confident of people can be torn down to their barest bones by coming to terms with the question "who am I?" A question asked by the story as well as the camera.
Referred to as the generation of information, film photography caught the attention of today's youth. At least this is the case with Vietnam, where there are lots of vocal and active users of film who are in their teens and early 20s.
Although India celebrates festivals all year around, but this particular time of the year is a special one! You will see colorful lights, good food and festive events everywhere you go, all lit up to get you in a festive mood!
For lomographer Ana Batrićević, shooting on film is a welcome break from her mostly digital work. With her grandfather's camera, she documents the world around her in nostalgic hues, a process that serves as a reminder of her childhood. Get to know our newcomer of the week in this interview.
Is it possible to explore the dusty roads and nostalgic landmarks of Highway 2 in just a single weekend? Argentinian travelers and analogue photographers Lorraine Healy and Sofía Fernández Crespo set off on this journey.