A Lomowalk in London Recap: It's not Rocket Science, is it?


As we all know Sunday 26th of June was easily the hottest day of the year so far, but more importantly it was the Sprocket Rocket Workshop at the Science Museum. We all ploughed through the sweltering heat on the underground and tested our cameras out in the sunshine as we made our way to the museum to take the rocket home!

The Science Museum was full of strange and unusual objects and it even had its own air conditioning (YEY!)

We tested our cameras to the limit – shooting planes, planets, space rockets and old cars. Using colour gels on the flash and shooting lovely long exposures (using the B setting) in the dark eerie neon corners.

The Sprocket Rocket was definitely in it’s element…. it had returned home!

Most of us captured the human cockroaches scuttling around beneath us and some of us attracted quite a lot of attention from onlookers, all keen to find out more about our cameras.

Nathan, our youngest member of the workshop team celebrated his 12th birthday and by the end of the day he declared “I definitely want a sprocket rocket now!”, which is proof that you don’t need to be a Rocket Scientist to love Lomography!

Hope you had a happy birthday, Nathan!

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written by golfpunkgirl on 2011-06-28 #news #workshop #london #uk #sprocket-rocket #lgs-soho


  1. ashdinosaur
    ashdinosaur ·

    Looks like fun! I should've gone - I love that museum. Well hopefully I'll make it to a lomowalk sometime soon :O)

  2. simonh82
    simonh82 ·

    I took mine to the Natural History Museum recently. The negatives look good, but I haven't scanned many of them yet. I did manage to get the whole length of the Diplodocus in one frame. It was pretty dark in there but the short focal length means it's a good camera for crisp(ish) hand held long exposures.

  3. buckshot
    buckshot ·

    Thanks, golfpunkgirl (and Hannah for the photos and excellent tourguiding!) - it was a very cool lomowalk, and yes, my son Nathaniel had a blast too - hoping to collect our scans from the lab tomorrow...

  4. daverook
    daverook ·

    It was a painfully hot day, but an awesome trip to the science museum, with lots of rockets and spacemen, not to mention the scuttling cockroaches! thanks hannah :)

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