lomo lovers vol . 2
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 medium format.
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: Liana Garcia Joyce flickr name: golfpunkgirl day job: Manager of Lomography Gallery Store Soho, London How long have you been into lomography / photography: Iâ€™ve been a solid Lomographer for nearly 8 years now. Chanced upon the Lomography site randomly one rainy day in 2004 and the rest is history. History being 1) meeting my husband through Flickr because he loved my LC-A photos 2) turning a hobby into a career by now working with the Lomography UK team 3) expecting our first lomobaby!
your favourite picture: This is impossible! I have too many! All are sentimental one way or another as I use photography as a way to document my life, like a journal through photos. If I had to pick one, Iâ€™ll choose a recent one shot on holiday to beautiful Santorini Island with the amazing new LC-Wide. Its 17mm lens captures EVERYTHING plus the half-frame mode allows you to shoot endless panoramics that blend in smoothly shot after shot. I am in love with this camera.
flickr name. golfpunkgirl shot with. LC-W
What cameras do you own: GAH! Let’s just say I now have too many, most of which I haven’t shot yet or have had test rolls of film living in them for months. This is a classic case of having too many cameras and not enough time! What I can say is how many digital cameras I own and that would be zero… it’s analogue all the way! 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: Slide film is always going to have an upper hand and again there are too many favourites but if I had to narrow it down to three, I’d go with: - Agfa CT Precisa 100 (the older emulsion) - Fuji Provia 400x - Lomography Chrome 100
favourite shooting locations: Everyday, mundane things as well as shooting in the underground and classic street photography, portraits and feet shots, signs, graffiti, textures, doors and locks plus multiple exposures mixing up various cities and countries.
Favourite Camera / Film / Accessory Combination: My favourite all-time camera has to be the Lomo LC-A. My continuing love affair with this camera goes beyond the photographs they produce but rather the weight of the memories each shot represents (if that makes any sense). Nothing quite captures things like the LC-A and it feeds back images that depict things as I envision them. Plus, clip on the instant back and get instant goodness in minutes… it’s a killer combination. Bottom line: This camera does it for me. Two other contenders would be the Polaroid SX-70 and the Canon SLR A-series
a bit about yourself: I love golf and shooting multiple exposures on film; I live to travel; eating nutella straight out of the jar with a spoon is WIN and I have unconditional love for my mental cat, Ilford. On the flip side, I hate people who won’t give up their seat for a pregnant lady on the tube. Boo. Oh and mussels, you couldn’t pay me to eat one!
where would you like to shoot where you haven’t so far? India and Cuba would be amazing… the culture, the colours, the people – could there be anything more photogenic? Plus I really want to go there so it’s win win.
flickr name. golfpunkgirl shot with. LC-W
flickr name. golfpunkgirl shot with. dianaF +instant back
flickr name. golfpunkgirl shot with. Diana F+
flickr name. golfpunkgirl shot with. LC-A + canon A-1
flickr name. golfpunkgirl technique: doubles collaboration
flickr name. golfpunkgirl shot with. canonAV-1
flickr name. golfpunkgirl shot with. Lubitel
Your favourites by others:
title. behind memory door flickr name. emile79 shot with. Polaroid 180 loaded with. IDUV Film technique. diptych
title. Ilford flickr name. benbenbenbenben shot with. Lubitel loaded with. n/a technique. xpro
120 film shots of the month
title. Holga Helter flickr name. m+b shot with. Holga 120N loaded with. Kodak Ektachrome E100G technique. cross processed
title. In the poppy field flickr name. nicnocnoo shot with. Diana F+ loaded with. Kodak 160VC technique. cross processed
title. The Gloaming flickr name. The Infinate Now shot with. Holga 120N loaded with. Fuji 400 technique. double exposure
title. Holga 4 flickr name. kristianj shot with. holga loaded with. Kodak Ektachrome 64 EPR technique. Expired 1999
title. drowning flickr name. back, and to the left shot with. Kiev 88CM + Arsat 30mm fisheye loaded with. Velvia 50 technique. cross processed
title. Koi Descending Stairs flickr name. Lomo-Cam shot with. Diana F+ loaded with. Lomo XPro 200 technique. cross processed
title. Curious Dali flickr name. nicnocnoo shot with. Holga 120 CFN loaded with. Kodak 400 VC technique. double exposure
title. Bridge Over Calm Waters flickr name. dainmcgowan shot with. Hasselblad 500c loaded with. Kodak T Max technique. n/a
title. rumbo de regreso flickr name. Karen F.H shot with. holga loaded with. Fuji Velvia 50 technique. cross process
title. fresh roasted flickr name. dirklancer shot with. Holga 120N loaded with. Kodak E100VS technique. cross process
title. Panoramic Test flickr name. The Infinate Now shot with. Holga Pinhole Panoramic loaded with. Kodak portra 400 technique. pinhole
title. [DF/04] Wheelchair flickr name. Daz. shot with. Diana F+ loaded with. Fuji Velvia 100f technique. crossed processed
title. The contents of my hat 01 flickr name. *KUNI* shot with. ARAX60 loaded with. Portra 400NC technique. MC ARAX 80mm F2.8. w/Close-up filter
title. #51 summer in redscale flickr name. slimmer_jimmer shot with. Yashica 635 loaded with. Lomography 120 Redscsale Film technique. n/a
title. Autumn Ashridge flickr name. smmiepops shot with. Diana F+ loaded with. Kodak 400VC technique. cross processed
title. Panda flickr name. DJ Bass shot with. holga loaded with. n/a technique. n/a
title. Losmir flickr name. Adam Scott - not the golfer shot with. holga loaded with. n/a technique. cross process
title. [DF/04] arc flickr name. Daz. shot with. Diana F+ loaded with. fuji velvia 100F technique. double exposure
title. quatre louvre flickr name. sammiepops shot with. Diana F+ loaded with. n/a technique. splitzer
title. contrast flickr name. Jaechon Anderson shot with. Diana F+ loaded with. Fuji Neopan technique. double exposure
title. antes de volver a decirte adi贸s flickr name. Karen F.H shot with. Diana F+ loaded with. Kodak E100 G technique. cross process
title. Danger! No Diving...No Kidding! flickr name. kycamlewis shot with. Holga loaded with. Agfa RSXII technique. expired film
title. Weird industry thing flickr name. Daz. shot with. Diana F+ loaded with. Kodak Ektachrome E100VS technique. cross processed
title. Wings of fire flickr name. squamy shot with. Diana F+ loaded with. Kodak Ektachrome GX technique. cross processed
title. Weymouth Harbour flickr name. slimmer_jimmer shot with. Yashica 635 loaded with. Fuji Provia 400 technique. cross processed
title. venice? flickr name. majikmunkeedrool shot with. Diana F loaded with. Kodak 400VC technique. cross processed
title. untitled flickr name. OPAL76 shot with. Lubitel loaded with. Kodak EPT technique. Cross processed
title. Flower Eyes flickr name. Jaechon Anderson shot with. Diana F+ loaded with. Fuji Neopan technique. diptych
title. untitled flickr name. racheldubbs shot with. Holga loaded with. fuji velvia 50 technique. double exposure
title. entrance flickr name. sammiepops shot with. Diana F+ loaded with. Kodak E100 VS technique. cross process
title. Balloooons flickr name. Daz. shot with. Diana F+ loaded with. Kodak Ektachrome E100VS technique. multiple exposure
title. Once a part of something else flickr name. Zeb Andrews shot with. Hasselblad loaded with. Kodak Portra 400 technique. n/a
title. untitled flickr name. hannah brown 7 shot with. Diana loaded with. n/a technique. double exposure
title. palm flickr name. stitch shot with. Holga loaded with. expired kodak verichrome technique. double exposure
title. Kilo Echo Foxtrot Oscar flickr name. slimmer_jimmer shot with. Yashica 635 loaded with. Fuji Provia 400 technique. cross processed
title. Hythe flickr name. fitzhughfella shot with. holga 120 WPC loaded with. n/a technique. pinhole
title. round and round flickr name. dirklancer shot with. holga loaded with. b&w technique. n/a
title. reflections flickr name. nicnocnoo shot with. Holga 120N loaded with. Ilford HP5 Plus technique. n/a
title. Lots of Balloons flickr name. Daz. shot with. Holga 120N loaded with. Fuji Velvia 100 technique. double exposure
title. Our ever expanding dreams flickr name. Zeb Andrews shot with. Holga loaded with. n/a technique. holgarama
title. untitled flickr name. OPAL76 shot with. Lubitel loaded with. Kodak EPT technique. n/a
title. Seasalter flickr name. majikmunkeedrool shot with. Diana F+ loaded with. Kodak 400VC technique. light leak
title. Road To Nowhere flickr name. majikmunkeedrool shot with. Dana F+ loaded with. fujifilm technique. n/a
title. Get to the top flickr name. Simon Tomlinson shot with. Diana F loaded with. Kodak Ektachrome 64T (EPY) expired 1994 technique. cross processed
title. no. 9 flickr name. sammiepops shot with. Diana F+ loaded with. Kodak 160VC technique. light leak
title. Wavy Atlantic flickr name. pixietart shot with. Holga loaded with. n/a technique. diptych
lomolovers tipster: creating microclics
title. FunFair Micro flickr name. slimmer_jimmer shot with. holga loaded with. Lomography Redscale XR technique. microclics
creating microclics Microclics is all about overlapping, merging many exposures together so that they create a much more striking, fluid and cohesive panorama. With the help of the website www.squarefrog.co.uk written by Simon Tomlinson and photography by slimmer_jimmer. This is how you do it...
step 1: Choose your subject and decide where you want the panorama to start and
where to end. Your image can be as wide as you like, the only limit being the length of the film. Often Microclics images are the width of 3–4 frames of 6x6, so that’s between 18– 24cm long. This length would make a panorama of roughly 180º
step 2: Point your camera at the left edge of your panorama, take the first shot, then
wind the film on 4-5 clicks and take the second, and so on (don’t worry about precision!). Then you need to turn roughly 25º, or, using the viewfinder overlap about 1/3rd over your previous exposure. If you are taking a 180º panorama you will end up taking about 7-8 exposures. The key thing here is to remember the order to do it in: click-wind-turn, click-wind-turn. Or else you may forget whether you wound the film on or not.
step 3: After you’ve taken all your shots, you then need to wind on 32 clicks to the next
frame. You’ll usually find that if you keep your eye on the counter window you’ll probably end up near a frame number when you get to about 32 clicks, I would leave it on a frame number in case your next shot ends up being a conventional single-frame. 66.
Preventing overexposure: It seems obvious that the most common problem with this
technique is overexposing your film, due to so many exposures going on top on one another. Things that can help with this are: • Low ISO film: 100 or slower is best • Use an ND filter, or a red filter when shooting black and white to decrease the amount of light hitting the film. • Shoot on overcast days. • Use red-scale film, which is almost impossible to overexpose—perfect for Microclics.
Developing your film: When you get your film developed don’t forget to ask them not to cut the film! That way you have greater control over how the film is cut. You’ll probably have to scan the film yourself, unless your lab can do it for you.
Tips: A tripod is very useful for Microclics, if you really want to get a straight horizon. But, as I’ve said before, precision isn’t always best.
title. #52 microclick windmill flickr name. slimmer_jimmer shot with. holga 120S loaded with. Lomography Redscale XR technique. microclics
title. Poppies micoclicks flickr name. slimmer_jimmer shot with. holga loaded with. Lomography Redscale XR technique. microclics
title. Microclick #1 flickr name. slimmer_jimmer shot with. holga loaded with. Kodak Ektachrome E100G technique. microclics
lomolovers vol.. 3 multi lens
We are already planning vol. 3. this time round itâ€™s the awesome world of multi lenses. whether itâ€™s 2 or 10 or anything in between, we want to see them! 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 23rd of September so I can start editing! contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us @lomoloversuk on twitter for more information
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