Shooting With the LC-W at Night Using ISO100 Film


With the LC-W, you can shoot almost anything you want, at any place, at any time. Whether you are at the beach, in your sweet little room, at the garden, or at night, you can take all the pictures you want by just using a LC-W and a single roll of ISO100 film.

Some days ago, when I say that I have just shoot some photo in the night using a Lomography Colour Negative 100 35mm film by setting my Lomo LC-Wide to ISO1600, some people told me that I wouldn’t get anything and that I have wasted my film. Some even asked me to tell the photo lab to push the film, which I don’t even know what it means by “push the film”. But since I believed that it can be done and most of the pictures in the film were shot under the sun, so I just not “look into” the advice and pass my film to the photo lab for developing on the next day.

After I get back my film and scanned it, it was proved that I was right – even though ISO 100 film is used, night time photography is still possible by simply adjusting the ISO setting on the LC-W.

Here are some tips to set the ISO:

  • If you are shooting in a cloudy environment, you can set the ISO to 400.
  • If you are shooting in a darker place without strong lighting, you can set the ISO to 800 or even 1600.
  • If you are shooting at night, just set the ISO to 1600, but it is better if you can put your camera still.

Here are some of my photos:

Credits: 86john

And here are some additional photos that I shot using Lomography CN 800 with LC-W ISO at 1600:

Credits: 86john

So the conclusion is, by setting the right ISO in LC-Wide, you can shoot under any condition.

Use Lomography Colour Negative 100 35mm film and you’ll be guaranteed images dripping with vivid colours, smooth grain, and fine resolution. Paired with a flash or under bright sunlight, this film will deliver breathtaking results. See our selection of Lomography films here.

written by 86john on 2011-08-15 #gear #tutorials #night #indoor #camera #tipster #beach #quickie-tipster #lc-w #iso-setting #lomography-cn-100-35mm

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  1. 86john
    86john ·

    this article is stupid. ignore it.

  2. camielioo
    camielioo ·

    @86john can you tell me why it's stupid?

  3. 86john
    86john ·

    @camielioo and @discypher_6 because I just realized how LCW works after I posted this article. I used my hand only.

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