DIY Lomography Journal


After developing new films, comparing them with those shot earlier and taking note of the good ones, one will definitely improve his or her craft.

In order to improve one’s skills, one needs to shoot more and shoot frequently. I am not asking you to shoot one bunch of lousy photos – that’s just a waste of time and money. I recommend that you bring along a Lomography journal and note down all the factors affecting the shots so that you can improve on them later.

The golden rule number 1: “Take your camera everywhere you go” applies to your Lomography journal as well. You can record down the weather, Lomography Camera used, film used, aperture, shutter speed, and focusing distance. Be as accurate and comprehensive as possible. After developing each batch of new films, compare them with those shot earlier and take note of the good ones. One will definitely improve after these self-assessments.

How to DIY a Lomography Journal:
- Prepare needles, thread, non-woven cloth, developed film, and your design.
- Arrange your desired designs on the cover page and sew them together.
- Staple 3 pages for jotting down notes.
- After finishing each roll, detach the notes from the journal.
- For every roll of film shot, use a new set of notes. You can recycle the cover pages.

written by hwangcharngan on 2011-07-01 #gear #tutorials #art #journal #notebook #tipster #handicraft #lomography-diy #lomography-camera
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  1. buckshot
    buckshot ·

    Forgive me if my Taiwanese is not perfect, but I think a better translation would be, "I am not asking you to make one of these – that’s just a waste of time and money. I recommend that you bring along a pen and a beermat."

  2. hwangcharngan
    hwangcharngan ·

    DIY 手工的樂趣,不會計較花多少時間。

  3. buckshot
    buckshot ·

    OK, so my comment above was quite mean - I'm sorry, hwangcharngan.

  4. magali
    magali ·

    in case any one is curious, Non woven cloth is felt!

  5. hwangcharngan
    hwangcharngan ·


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