lomo lovers vol . 11 `ejkXek
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! We have also got ourselves a blog where you can reference tips and tricks to make the most of your analogue photography at www.lomolovers.com This month we are focusing on the dreamy world of the instant camera.... full of mystery and surprise we love every single one!! So here’s some great submissions...
who are we?
we are two sisters from Buckinghamshire who have a passion for Lomography and vintage cameras. We both got our first cameras back in December 2010 and since then our collection has grown to over 40 between us. we love slide film and experimenting with different techniques, and we love being constantly surprised with the results that you just donâ€™t get with digital photography. we are always inspired by the analogue community, and want to share this wonderful world with everyone.
name: Nicola Clark
name: Sam Clark
flickr & lomohome name: nicnocnoo
flickr name: sammiepops
day job: Graphic Designer, London
day job: Power Plate studio owner
thatâ€™s a tough one, but currently have a top 4! LC-W, LC-A+, Holga CFN and my limited ed cream Horizon Kompakt.
Like Nic, itâ€™s hard, but would say my top ones are LC-Wide, Vivitar UWS, Sprocket Rocket or Diana F+.
currently Fuji VelviaF 100 or Lomography chrome 100.
Kodak elite chrome 200 or Fuji Velvia.
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.
microclicks: Overlapping, merging many exposures together so that they create a much more striking, fluid and cohesive panorama.
Inspirational lomographer of the month.... name: Nic Walker flickr name: Nic0 day job: work for a digital agency in London. We help companies sell themselves on the
internet. My job involves using technology to help manage the insane proliferation of technology involved in modern marketing. Itâ€™s a bit like using a hose pipe to stop the tide coming in.
your favourite picture: I took in Vancouver last year, a double exposure on a roll of Lomography X Tungsten that Iâ€™d dunked in silica gel for a few days. There was some text in a shop window and I doubled it with some painted sign work in a car park basement.
How long have you been into lomography / photography: I started shooting seriously with a little digital compact sometime in 2004. I moved into using a digital SLR which was a great help in understanding the nature of light and apertures and shutter speeds. Sometime around 2008 I got a Holga then in 2010 an LCA and I never looked back!
title. Film Soup Experiment #2 flickr name. nic0 shot with. lc-a loaded with. tungsten technique. film soup
What cameras do you own: Too many! I never get a chance to shoot them all. I’ve got an LCA, LCA+, Zenit-E, La Sardina, Sprocket Rocket, Pentax Auto 110, Polaroid 340, Olympus XA2, Olympus Trip 35, Canon AV-1 and some other sundry old SLRs I don’t really use.
Favourite film: Really like Neopan 1600 and cross processed T64 or Provia 100.
favourite shooting locations: Anywhere with lots of urban decay.
Favourite Camera / Film / Accessory Combination: I like to keep it simple. Things move too quickly in the city to waste time setting up a complex shot, so a naked LCA+ is my usual camera of choice. If I’ve got time or I want the flexibility, the AV-1 is a beaut.
title. - ‘’ flickr name. nic0 shot with. LC-A loaded with. n/a technique. n/a
a bit about yourself: Like with anything it’s important to try new things. I’ve recently been playing with film soups and enjoying it. Now I’m feeling like a wild swing back to basics is called for and am shooting colour negative for the first time. It turns out, in all the while I’ve been shooting I hadn’t really played with anything as simple as that - too preoccupied with cross processing and experimentation.
where would you like to shoot where you haven’t so far? I really want to shoot in some abandoned places. Forgotten villages in the Japanese countryside, disused amusement parks in Germany. Oh, and I really want to photograph in North Korea which is only awaiting a suitably insane photo companion to come with me!
title. Black bloc passing through Trafalgar flickr name. nic0 shot with. lc-a loaded with. n/a technique. cross processed
title. Dog flickr name. nic0 shot with. Holga loaded with. n/a technique. cross processed
title. Blue hat flickr name. nic0 shot with. cannon AV-1 loaded with. Lomo redscale XR technique. n/a
title. Film Soup Experiment #1 flickr name. nic0 shot with. LC-A loaded with. boots slide 200 technique. film soup
Your favourites by others:
title. industrial beauty flickr name. hodachrome shot with. LC-A loaded with. homemade redscale technique. Triple exposure
title. Taipei X London flickr name. porkchopsandy shot with. n/a loaded with. n/a technique. n/a
instant film shots of the month
title. polaroid diptych. 2008 flickr name. eyetwist shot with. SX-70 loaded with. polaroid 600 technique. instant
title. Double Kirk the Squid flickr name. camkage shot with. Minolta Instant Pro loaded with. Spectra technique. double
title. moi et moi flickr name. golfpunkgirl shot with. polaroid loaded with. spectra technique. double
title. Untitled flickr name. rachelwinslow shot with. Polaroid spectra 2 loaded with. pz680 technique. n/a
title. Aiguablava flickr name. santiss shot with. Polaroid Sx70 loaded with. Film PX 70 technique. n/a
title. Whatâ€™s your...punctuation mark?? flickr name. oh itâ€™s amanda shot with. polaroid sun 660 loaded with. px60 gold technique. n/a
title. The Pier name. kathyv shot with. Lomo Diana pinhole setting loaded with. Fuji Instax film technique. pinhole
title. Bayfront Park Miami flickr name. Phillip Pessar shot with. Polaroid Colorpack II camera loaded with. expired Polaroid Blue Film technique. n/a
title. British pride flickr name. nicnocnoo shot with. Fuji instax mini loaded with. Fuji instax technique. n/a
title. untitled name. rachelwinslow shot with. polaroid loaded with. n/a technique. n/a
title. Untitled flickr name. everything reminds me of you shot with. Polaroid SLR 680 loaded with. impossible project technique. n/a
title. down the stream flickr name. Your Heartâ€™s Desire shot with. Polaroid Land 1000 camera loaded with. Impossible Project PX 680 Colour Shade film
title. Theobald flickr name. Lomo-Cam shot with. Polaroid Macro 5 loaded with. Spectra Film expired 2008 technique. n/a
title. Meet me by the Fountain flickr name. RabeaG shot with. Polaroid loaded with. impossible project technique. n/a
title. 406 dĂas desde el primer amanecer. flickr name. Norae Lebowski shot with. Polaroid loaded with. Polaroid technique. n/a
title. Pitstone Windmill instant flickr name. sammiepops shot with. fuji instax mini loaded with. fuji instax technique. n/a
title. La donna invisibile [casalinga mode on] name. Minchioletta shot with. Diana instant back loaded with. fuji instax technique. n/a
title. cherry name. Rabea G shot with. sx-70 loaded with. nigo film technique. n/a
title. untitled flickr name. abdukted1456 shot with. Polaroid Spectra System SE loaded with. Polaroid Grid film technique. n/a
title. Isola del Giglio flickr name. Amanda Zito Tsingtao shot with. polariod loaded with. impossible technique. n/a
title. nasty blue dragon flickr name. bottanissima shot with. DianaF+Instant Back loaded with. fuji instax technique. n/a
title. Rift flickr name. rhodders shot with. lc-a+ instant back loaded with. fuji instax technique. n/a
title. Instant Skull flickr name. Russell_Darling shot with. Diana F+ instant back loaded with. fuji instax mini technique. n/a
title. untitled flickr name. rueckenwind shot with. LC-A instant back loaded with. fuji instax mini technique. n/a
title. Cherry Picked flickr name. slimmer_jimmer shot with. polaroid sx-70 loaded with. polaroid 600 technique. n/a
title. untitled flickr name. everything reminds me of you shot with. Polaroid Spectra camera loaded with. xpired Polaroid Image Softtone film technique. n/a
title. Technical Difficulties - Please Stand By flickr name. tobysx70 shot with. Polaroid sx70 loaded with. n/a technique. n/a
title. untitled flickr name. Michael Deshayes shot with. One Step Express loaded with. Impossible Film PX 680 technique. n/a
title. Post Office on King St flickr name. Red Kiwi Photography shot with. Polaroid Spectra 2 Camera loaded with. expired (2004) Spectra film technique. double exposure
title. 1 flickr name. For the easily distracted shot with. fuji instax mini loaded with. fuji instax mini technique. n/a
title. Helter Skelter flickr name. m+b shot with. Polaroid SX-70 loaded with. Polaroid 600 film technique. n/a
title. untitled flickr name. sammiepops shot with. fuji instax mini loaded with. fuji instax mini technique. n/a
title. lucy+adam+su flickr name. golfpunkgirl shot with. lca+ loaded with. fuji instax mini technique. n/a
title. Books flickr name. Rabea G shot with. Polaroid spectra loaded with. impossible technique. n/a
title. Polaroid Polaprinter Print Of A Kodachrome Slide flickr name. Phillip Pessar shot with. polaroid loaded with. Kodak technique. n/a
title. Marina at lunch 2 flickr name. usestangerines shot with. LC-A+ loaded with. fuji instax technique. n/a
title. Untitled flickr name. Michael Deshayes shot with. One Step Express loaded with. Impossible Film PX 680 technique. n/a
title. 37 flickr name. milk&miel shot with. fuji instax mini loaded with. fuji instax technique. n/a
title. Hello, I love you, wonâ€™t you tell me your name? flickr name. biondapiccola (Holga My Dear) shot with. Polariod 600 loaded with. PX680 Color Shade FF technique. n/a
title. Ferris flickr name. slimmer_jimmer shot with. Polaroid SX-70 camera loaded with. Polaroid 600 film technique. ND filter
title. Austin Pola Inversion flickr name. Lomo-Cam shot with. Minolta Instant Pro loaded with. Polaroid Soft Tone technique. n/a
title. Isola del Giglio #1 flickr name. biondapiccola (Holga My Dear) shot with. Polariod 600 loaded with. PX680 Color Shade FF technique. ND filter
lomolovers tipster: Redscale flip
making a redscale flip Making your own redscale can be tricky and takes a bit of patients, but following these steps should make it a little easier, especially when you are shooting both sides. All photos by sammiepops and nic0 on flickr. What you will need: A camera (ideally one that will go down to an ISO of 25), any negative film (I used a 400 ISO one), a pair of scissors, Sellotape, a changing bag (or completely dark room), marker pen, an empty film canister with the end of the roll sticking out (ask at your local lab) or a film you do not mind being wasted for this.
step 1: Load the film into your camera, you will ideally need a camera in which you can choose the ISO setting. I used a roll of Fuji Superia 400, and set my Olympus Trip to 400. Shoot the roll of film like normal.
step 2: Shoot up until around frame 33-34 so you have so film at the end to play with. Place the camera in a changing bag with a marker pen or take it into a completely dark room. Open the back of the camera and mark the frame on the film (described in previous tipsters).
step 3: Rewind the film ensuring you keep the leader sticking out (again mentioned in previous tipsters.
step 4: Cut the leader off the film to give a straight edge to the film. This is where you need your empty film canister. If you do not have an empty canister you will need to sacrifice a roll of film you havenâ€™t used. You will need to pull the film out of the roll until you get to the end. Cut the film off, leaving a couple of cms of film at the end.
step 5: Keep the empty film canister to the right with the right side of the film showing. Taking the shot roll to the left, flip the film canister 180 degrees until the wrong side of the film is showing.
step 6: Using the sellotape, tape these two end together, making sure it is nice and smooth in the process.
step 7: You are now going to load it backwards into the empty film canister. Put the film back into the changing bag or the completely dark room. You need to wind the film from the originals spool on the empty one, you need to be gentle doing this so the film doesnâ€™t get scratched. Take the knob from the top of the empty spool and twist, moving the film from one spool to the other. Once you have done that, ensuring you have reached the end of the roll you can bring everything back into the light. You will need to cut the film again, making sure you have a small amount of film sticking out of both canisters (a couple of cms again). Keep hold of the now empty original film canister as this can be used as your spare canister next time.
step 8: The film is now ready to be used again, for ease of loading into a camera you may need to cut a new leader on the film. The second pass of the film can either be done by yourself or you can do it with a filmswap partner (the examples here were part of the lomo lovers film swap 2012). To line up the shoots from the original pass through the camera put the film out of the canister until you see the marks you made in step 2. Load the film lining up these marks and set your camera to a low ISO this time (25 ISO ideally), and get shooting your second layer! 66.
lomo lovers vol . 12
Next month it will be our 1st BIRTHDAY!!!!! So we are doing things slightly different. At the begining of the year we decided to do a lomo lovers big film swap! We put out our call for entries and got a great response back. We are now finally ready to show everyone the results, so vol.12 will be dedicated to our film swap entrants only. Donâ€™t worry, you will be able to submit again for vol.13!
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 a...
Published on Jun 30, 2012
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 a...