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welcome. Lomo lovers has been created by two sisters who have a passion for lomography and want to share what’s out there to fellow lomographers. We are creating monthly “inspiration books”. Different cameras, film, techniques and maybe some specialist features you name it, we just want to share it. We would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this issue, without you the book would be empty! This month is the legendary lc-a

Lc-a (Lomo compact automat)

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a guide to techniques throughout the book we may highlight techniques of how the image was created here’s a rough guide to the terms

rats eye: this is where the camera is placed at ground level, it gives a great perspective and depth.

double exposure: one shot taken over the top of another usually using an mx button or finishing a roll, rewinding, then shooting on top.

home made redscale: take some colour film and put it in your camera the wrong way round, so you expose on the back of the film.

long exposure: using the bulb mode “B” you can create motion blurs. cross-processing: xpro for short. processing your film in the wrong chemicals gives your film more impact and saturated high contrast.

sprocket hole: modifying a medium format camera to use 35mm film, means you will have the image bleeding onto the sprocket holes.

coloured flash: get some coloured plastic gels, place one over the flash and experiment with colour.


panoramas: combining multiple shots of one subject to create one long overlapping image.

camera tossing: moving your camera or throw it in the air as you take the shot. giving a camera shake and motion blur.


Inspirational lomographer of the month.... name: Marcus Butler flickr name: m+b day job: Digital marketing at Deloitte How long have you been into lomography / photography: 2 years What cameras do you own: LOMO LCA, LOMO LCA+ x 2, Half a LOMO LC-W (I went halves with my brother, well you would at that price!), Vivitar Ultra Wide and Slim x 2, Olympus Trip 35, Holga 120N, Pentax MX, Cosina CX2, Olympus MJU II, Olympus XA2 x 2, Supersampler Plus plenty of others that I can’t think of or are broken. Buying second hand cameras from eBay is almost as addictive as taking photos...

favourite film: I used to be a big fan of cross processed Agfa Precisa. But unfortunately it changed a while back and now goes a horrible shade of green (though I do have 10 expired rolls sitting in my fridge ready for that “special day”). Currently I really like Kodak Elitechrome EBX (big bold saturated colours, and amazing blues) and Elitechrome EB (nice strong colours, but a bit more subtle than EBX).

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favourite picture

title. Boat and boy flickr name. m+b shot with. Olympus XA2 loaded with. Fuji Superia 400 technique. redscaled

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favourite shooting locations: I work just around the corner from St Paul’s Cathedral, so that’s my normal lunchtime spot for a bit of photography. I also really like Kew Gardens, which is great as it changes so much throughout the year (I especially liked shooting the spring flowers for doubles this year, I just wish I’d taken more before they disappeared).

Favourite Camera / Film / Accessory Combination: LOMO LCA+ / Kodak Elitechrome EBX / nice sunny weather (a rare combination this summer)

a bit about yourself Both my brothers are really good photographers but I never had much of an interest, always thinking that the photography gene had passed me by. However this all changed when one of them lent me a LOMO LCA. I Instantly loved the look and feel of the camera, and while my first results weren’t that impressive I was hooked. The idea of using film really appealed to me too, and I soon found the joys of experimenting with different types to get different results (I mostly cross process slide film, though I’ve shot some colour negative and make my own redscale film). While a lot of digital photography is amazing I find photos taken with film just that little bit more interesting. I also really like that most of my cameras are small enough to fit into my pocket and you can take a shot with them 7.


without having to faff around with the settings too much (though after two years I still seem to get the focus on the LCA wrong more times than I get it right). However I think the greatest joy of photography is that it’s encouraged me to get out and about and explore where I live. I’ve definitely seen more of London in the last two years than I ever did in the previous ten combined. Every time I think I’ve run out of ideas of things to shoot in London, I walk around a corner and find something new.

where would you like to shoot where you haven’t so far? New York. So many iconic landmarks and photo ops.

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title. St Pauls (again) flickr name. m+b shot with. LOMO LCA loaded with. Kodak Elitechrome 100 technique. double exposure

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title. Don’t forget your mat flickr name. m+b shot with. Vivitar Ultra Wide and Slim loaded with. Agfa precisa technique. cross processed

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title. On my way to Egypt flickr name. m+b shot with. LOMO LCA loaded with. Kodak Elitechrome technique. cross processed

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title. Eye flickr name. m+b shot with. LOMO LCA loaded with. Kodak Elitechrome technique. cross processed

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title. Shooting me flickr name. m+b shot with. LOMO LCA loaded with. Fuji Superia 400 technique. redscaled

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Your favourites by others:

title. stage door flickr name. slimmer_jimmer shot with. Lomo LCA + loaded with. neon/low light roll of Agfa Precisa 100 technique. xpro

title. speeding tunnel flickr name. MrLomo shot with. Lomo LCA + loaded with. Agfa Precisa CT technique. xpro

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lc-a shots of the month


title. rats eye windmill flickr name. sammiepops shot with. lc-a+ loaded with. lomo chrome 100 technique. rats eye

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title. Mini Eiffel’s Vs Montmartre flickr name. nicnocnoo shot with. lc-a+ loaded with. lomo chrome 100 technique. double exposure

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title. Sky Like Whoa! flickr name. reddogfever shot with. lc-a+ loaded with. Expired Konica Centuria 100 technique. cross process

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title. War of the Worlds flickr name. cloni shot with. lc-a+ loaded with. fuji velvia 100 technique. double exposure

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title. Multi coloured tunnel ratseye flickr name. 25thc shot with. lc-a+ loaded with. Kodak Elitechrome 100 technique. cross processed

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title. untitled flickr name. everythingremindsmeofyou shot with. lc-a+ loaded with. Lomo 200 xpro film technique. cross processed

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title. He Always Did Have His Head In The Clouds flickr name. marshallfoster shot with. lc-a+ loaded with. provia 100F technique. double exposure

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title. bang on! flickr name. the_nige shot with. lc-a+ loaded with. technique. splitzer double exposure

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title. THE BIRDS! flickr name. Kristianj shot with. lc-a+ This picture is exposed 4 times, with 2 different cameras. Before I put the film in the second camera I dishwashed the film. What I love about analogue photography is that, chance has a role in the creation. You never know what the outcome will be

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title. * flickr name. dazb shot with. lc-a+ loaded with. Kodak Ektachrome E100VS technique. cross process

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title. untitled flickr name. hanshendley shot with. lc-a+ loaded with. fuji velvia 100 technique. double exposure

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title. untitled flickr name. marccc1970 shot with. lc-a+ loaded with. kodak elitechrome 100 technique. crossed processed

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title. drift wood flickr name. nicnocnoo shot with. lc-a+ loaded with. lomography 800 technique. double exposure

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title. dĂ­a de playa flickr name. patorayado shot with. lc-a+ loaded with. lomography chrome 100 technique. double exposure

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title. tangle flickr name. the_nige shot with. lc-a+ loaded with. technique. double exposure

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title. molly flickr name. dazb shot with. lc-a+ loaded with. agfa rsx II 50 technique. cross processed

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title. Wall of Desire flickr name. Lomo-Cam shot with. lc-a+RL loaded with. Fuji Astia 100 technique. cross process

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title. Modelo: Luana Arend flickr name. Carlos Donaduzzi shot with. lc-a loaded with. fuji velvia technique. double exposure

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title. Somewhere on Park Lane flickr name. everythingremindsmeofyou shot with. lc-a+ loaded with. expired Kodak film technique.

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title. montmartre vs arche de triomphe flickr name. nicnocnoo shot with. lc-a+ loaded with. lomography chrome 100 technique. double exposure

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title. A tale of 2 piers flickr name. 25thC shot with. lc-a+ loaded with. Kodak Elitechrome 100 technique. double exposure

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title. Takato in spring flickr name. hodachrome shot with. lc-a+ loaded with. technique. cross processed

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title. come fly with me flickr name. Karen F.H shot with. lc-a+ loaded with. lomo xpro technique. double exposure

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title. LC-A chemistry flickr name. asleeponasunbeam shot with. lc-a+ loaded with. Kodak 100 slide film technique. expired and cross processed

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title. Robutt Pinch flickr name. Lomo-Cam shot with. LC-A+RL loaded with. Fuji Provia 100 technique. double exposure

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title. Dijon, FR - 2011.05.28 flickr name. blind_blindblind shot with. LOMO LC-A loaded with. Lomography Chrome 100 technique. cross processed

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title. untitled flickr name. welland shot with. lc-a+ loaded with. technique.

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title. tangled flickr name. golfpunkgirl shot with. lc-a+ loaded with. agfa CT precisa technique. cross processed

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title. untitled flickr name. for the easily distracted... shot with. lc-a+ loaded with. lomo xpro chrome technique. double exposure

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title. 14th st bridge flickr name. sammiepops shot with. lc-a+ loaded with. lomo xpro chrome 100 technique. double exposure

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title. untitled flickr name. marccc1970 shot with. lc-a+ loaded with. boots colour slide 200 technique. double exposure

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title. She parts waters flickr name. Lomo-Cam shot with. lc-a+RL loaded with. Fuji Sensia 200 technique. cross process

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title. pier bait flickr name. nicnocnoo shot with. lc-a+ loaded with. fuji velvia 100 technique. double exposure

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title. untitled flickr name. marccc1970 shot with. lc-a loaded with. expired kodak colour plus 200 technique. double exposure

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title. art lover flickr name. OuroborosX shot with. lc-wide loaded with. n/a technique. triple exposure

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title. untitled flickr name. Jay Panelomo shot with. lc-a+ and supersampler loaded with. kodak elitechrome 100 technique. double exposure

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title. untitled flickr name. Carlos Donaduzzi shot with. lc-a+ loaded with. fuji velvia 100 technique. double exposure

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title. Cousin Smokey got an LC-A! flickr name. Lomo-Cam shot with. LC-A+RL loaded with. fuji velvia 100 technique. cross process

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title. Iced Delights lomography.com name. squamy shot with. lc-a+ loaded with. Lomography redscale XR technique. n/a

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title. LCA tignes_34 flickr name. OPAL76 shot with. lc-a+ loaded with. n/a technique. cross process

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title. / LC-A flickr name. rotate arbitrary shot with. lc-a loaded with. n/a technique. n/a

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title. Brooklyn bridge montage flickr name. nicnocnoo shot with. lc-a+ loaded with. fuji velvia 100 technique. multiple panned exposure

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title. eat it raw flickr name. sammiepops shot with. lc-a+ loaded with. kodak E100 vs technique. cross process

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title. Get to the top lomography.com name. squamy shot with. lc-a+ loaded with. Lomography XPro Chrome 100 technique. splitzer

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title. no skinny bitches flickr name. OuroborosX shot with. lc-wide loaded with. n/a technique. triple exposure

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title. girl sailor flickr name. anorakispo shot with. lc-a+ loaded with. lomo 100 technique. headless portrait

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lomolovers tipster: creating panoramas


creating a panorama Doing something different with your camera is fun and experimental and doesn’t have to be hard to get great results! Creating a panorama is simple and you can use any kind of camera and any film.

step 1: find a suitable subject, a bridge, iconic landmark, fields or just something you love. (preferably not moving)

step 2: always start on the left! take a photo, try to stay still and wind on your film. step 3: staying in the same spot, move your camera round to the right a little, making sure you still have part of what you took before in your viewfinder, so you can overlap your picture. take another shot and wind on.

step 4: repeat steps 2 and 3 until you have taken your whole desired image. step 5: once you have got your film developed. scan in your images. step 6: open a new document in photoshop or similar to your desired size, and place all your panorama images in the new document.

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step 7: overlap your images so they all line up over each other. tip: take the opacity down on your overlapping images so you can line them up properly.

step 8: once you have your desired image, crop and admire. (see next page for finished shot) below are the final four shots I used

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lomolovers vol.. 2 medium format

we are already planning vol. 2, this time round it’s the magical medium format. So that’s anything, from the likes of the Diana, Holga, Lubitel, blackbird fly or if you are lucky enough to own a hasselblad (jealous) and any other camera known to man! So visit our lomolovers flickr group and start posting. Special effects/techniques welcome. We are also looking for tipsters in this format, and one special person to be our inspirational lomographer of the month! Deadline for entries is Fri 26th of August so I can start editing! Contact me at nicnocnoo@hotmail.co.uk or @lomoloversuk on twitter

Lomo lovers Vol.1  

A monthly book for lovers of lomography and photography

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