lomo lovers vol . 7 ;`XeX
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 we have gone with a classic... the Diana. the lightweight plastic body, the simple shutter, the colour-dripping lens and soft-focused surprises, what more could you want from a camera! we are also featuring fed.v as our inspirational lomographer who specialises in different films and techniques (definitely worth a read)
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: federico venturino flickr home: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fed_v/ day job: web developer How long have you been into lomography / photography: I’ve been taking pictures for about 15 years. I bought my Fisheye camera 5 years ago but it wasn’t until 2 years ago that I got really into Lomography.
What cameras do you own: Nikon N90s, Lomography Fisheye 2, Konica Auto S2, Lomo Smena 8M, Lomo Lubitel 166B, 1950’s Zeiss Icon Box Tengor, Recesky (Gakkenflex clone), Eximus (Vivitar UWS clone), Holga 120CFN, Holga 120WPC, Holga 135BC, 1960’s Indo Impera, Disderi 3 lens robot, Generic 4 Lens Actionsampler, Lomography Diana Multi Pinhole Operator, collection of 14 Original Dianas (only 3 of which I use)
Favourite film: Colour Negative: Kodak Hawkeye Traffic Surveillance Colour Film (2486). It’s got crazy exposure latitude perfect for guessing exposures on toy cameras. Colour palette reminiscent to old Kodachrome. 6.
title. Tigre flickr name. fed_v Konica Auto S2 Hoya R72 IR filter Rollei Retro 400S rated at 25ASA Microdol-X 1+3 13min @ 24ยบ Agitation: 10sec every 1min
B&W: Kodak HIE High Speed Infrared Film (RIP) & Kodak Technical Pan 25 (The holy grail of B&W film) Slide Film: Kodak Ektachrome 160T EPT (At least 10 years expired). Cross processed, colour reminds me of Autochrome LumiËre from the 1900’s.
favourite shooting locations: I usually shoot a lot in the streets of Buenos Aires when it isn’t too crowded. I try to avoid getting people in my shots for some reason. I often go to cementaries even though they freak me out. I enjoy road trips and forests the most but don’t go that often.
Favourite Camera / Film / Accessory Combination: Konica Auto S2 + Rollei Retro 400S + Hoya R72 IR Filter (The S2 is tack sharp and the Rollei Retro allows me to shoot infrared at f8 and 1/125. Making handheld IR shots a breeze!) Recesky Gakkenflex + Kodak Vision 3 500T Motion Picture Film I like to combine different films with different cameras to keep things interesting and really get a variety of images to choose from. 8.
I usually go out with 3 or 4 different cameras at a time.
a bit about yourself: I began taking pictures on a trip to NY back in 1996. My dad took me to the Eastman Museum there in Rochester and it was in front of an original salt print by Fox Talbot that I asked him if we could do this at home. He had always been an amateur photographer so the darkroom was already set. He taught me everything I know about developing B&W and composition. My house has always been full of antique cameras and old photographs so it was only a question of time before I got bit by the shutterbug. From the very beginning I was interested in alternative photography. I’ve always loved experimenting with different films and techniques to achieve different moods and textures. Now, with the advance of digital photography a lot of films are being discontinued which makes it more like treasure hunting. You never now how a film has been stored and what kind of results you’re going to get!
where would you like to shoot where you haven’t so far? Russia, Prague, Machu Pichu 9.
* This film was designed to make slide duplicates of colour negatives so it has strong blue cast to compliment the orange mask found on negatives. This give the images almost a cross processed look to them. It is extremely slow (around 3-6 ASA) and seems to be somewhat fogged adding a bit of magenta to some areas of the film. This creates a warm and cool colour tone that seems interesting for some pictures despite having almost no shadow detail.
* After discovering that some people pre-soak Rollei films to remove the anti-halation layer (it’s in the developing instructions I’ve never read!), it occurred to me that perhaps by removing said layer before loading it in the camera I might be able to simulate the “glowing highlights” of “aura” of Kodak HIE High Speed Infrared Film. To do this, I simply took a roll and loaded it into my developing tank, washed it in water for about 3 minutes and dried it with a hair dryer in complete darkness. I then Rolled it back into a 35mm cassette and loaded my camera. The highlights get a little fuzzy but you can only really notice the effect when you have strong highlights set against dark shadows or a black sky. Still, I think it makes the film a little more interesting if one manages to avoid water streaks!
* This is where I think Kodak Hawkeye Traffic Surveillance Colour Film (2486) shines. Nice, rich, saturated colours in full sunlight. Itâ€™s impossible to overexpose this film! I generally shoot it with one of my toy cameras and pretty much every pictures turns out fine but when I can expose it properly, I set it to 250 ASA.
* Kodak Vision 3 500T Motion Picture Film is a Tugnsten balanced film designed for artificial light. I love taking it out for daylight shots to get that blue colour cast. The Receskyâ€™s blurry edges really makes the center of the image the focus point.
* This is another tungsten balance colour negative film. The colour cast isn’t as blue as the 500T but more of a light cyan. The “L” in NPL stands for Long exposures so I though it would be appropriate for pinhole shots.
Your favourites by others:
title. untitled lomography name. Lipford Street 391 shot with. polaroid
title. Castle in Forest near Cong, Co Mayo, Ireland (Lith Print) flickr name. Martins Photo Scrap Book nikon fm2n with 20mm lens, red filter, kodak hie film in rodinal, agfa record rapid paper devâ€™d in easy lith
Diana shots of the month
title. Monkey Sorting in Commute Center flickr name. Lomo-Cam shot with. Diana F+ loaded with. Lomo Xpro 200 technique. cross processed
title. untitled flickr name. alessandrarasechi shot with. Diana F+ loaded with. n/a technique. n/a
title. Double flickr name. meesterbrein shot with. Diana loaded with. n/a technique. multiple exposure
title. untitled flickr name. Squamy shot with. Diana F+ loaded with. Kodak Ektachrome GX technique. cross processed
title. FjĂŚra 05 flickr name. margrethe87 shot with. Diana F+ loaded with. redscale technique. Fisheye
title. amsterbikeride name. marianne chua shot with. Diana F+ loaded with. n/a technique. n/a
title. London Eye S(pr)ocket flickr name. slimmer_jimmer shot with. Diana F loaded with. Ilford XP2 400 technique. 35mm back
title. 203006 self-portrait flickr name. Erven2010 shot with. Diana F (genuine) loaded with. Kodak T-max 100 technique. n/a
title. where did the summer go? flickr name. nicnocnoo shot with. Diana F+ loaded with. Fuji Velvia 100F Technique. cross processed
title. LOMO Butterflies & the big bad dog flickr name. guibapoeta shot with. Diana F+ loaded with. n/a technique. double exposure
title. 203014 Molen te Damme flickr name. Erven2010 shot with. Diana F (genuine) loaded with. Kodak T-max 100 technique. n/a
title. img160 flickr name. fed_v shot with. Original Diana No. 162 loaded with. Kodak Tri-X technique. n/a
title. Por cuatro! flickr name. rake_llogs shot with. Diana F+ loaded with. Lomo CN 800 technique. splitzer
title. Dianas 3 flickr name. espaciovictor shot with. Diana F+ loaded with. fuji Superia 400 technique. n/a
title. sammie on the beach flickr name. nicnocnoo shot with. Diana F+ loaded with. Fuji Pro 400H technique. rats eye
title. Puerto de Pescadores - Mar Del Plata flickr name. fed_v shot with. Original Diana No. 162 loaded with. Kodak Tri-X technique. n/a
title. Dianas 5 flickr name. espaciovictor shot with. Diana F+ loaded with. fuji Superia 400 technique. n/a
title. The Hop Farm Smurf flickr name. kycamlewis shot with. Diana loaded with. lomo 4 technique. multiple exposure
title. the memory is cruel flickr name. Karen F.H shot with. Diana F+ loaded with. Lomography colorslide 200 technique. cross process
title. Mar Del Plata II flickr name. fed_v shot with. lomography diana multi pinhole operator loaded with. Fuji 160 NPL (expired 2000) technique. n/a
title. Laughing Bridge flickr name. matt.whatley shot with. Diana F loaded with. n/a technique. n/a
title. Ricerca senza messa a fuoco flickr name. blustela shot with. Diana F+ loaded with. n/a technique. n/a
title. jumping for joy flickr name. kycamlewis shot with. Diana loaded with. n/a technique. n/a
title. amsterbikeride name. Marianne Chua shot with. Diana F+ loaded with. n/a technique. n/a
title. Instax Mini view from Empire State Building flickr name. Rabea G shot with. Diana F+ loaded with. Fuji Instax Mini technique. Diana instant back
title. Diana Waldorf flickr name. sammiepops shot with. Diana F+ loaded with. n/a technique. n/a
title. CNV00002 flickr name. miss_vivienne shot with. Diana loaded with. n/a technique. n/a
title. Ops! flickr name. reffrusta shot with. Diana loaded with. Fuji Provia 100F technique. n/a
title. Brighton Wheel flickr name. faceymcface1 shot with. Diana loaded with. n/a technique. cross process
title. Whoa! flickr name. missmornings shot with. Diana F+ loaded with. n/a technique. cross process
title. Flare flickr name. Slimmer_jimmer shot with. Diana F+ loaded with. Kodak Ektachrome 100G technique. cross process
title. Pitstone Windmill Fisheye flickr name. sammiepops shot with. Diana F+ loaded with. fuji provia 400X technique. fisheye lens
title. D1000010. flickr name. Quaisoir @ Lil Miss QQ shot with. Diana F+ loaded with. n/a technique. Mask
title. dirt flickr name. biondapiccola (holga my dear) shot with. Diana loaded with. Fomapan 400 technique. multiple exposure
lomo lovers big film swap 2012
call for entries This year is going to be BIG! we want one of our volumes to feature solely film swaps from our readers and contributors! We are calling for contributors. All you need to do is email me at email@example.com with your name, address, email and film format choice and Iâ€™ll match you up with a suitable candidate. You will need to be able to shoot a roll of film and wind back with the leader still out so your film swap partner can use the roll to shoot over with. You will both have a roll of film to develop and enter your best shots to our flickr pool or my email. Details will be emailed to you. Deadline for candidates will be 1st April 2012 and entries must be submitted by 1st MAY 2012 to be published in the June issue of Lomo lovers. So whatâ€™s stopping you!
lomolovers tipster: bokeh multiple exposures
title. *Cow lomohome & flickr. Daz. shot with. LC-M loaded with. fuji velvia 100F technique. bokeh doubles
creative bokeh.... Daz. (a lomo lovers regular on flickr and lomography.com) has created this great technique for doing bokeh multiple-exposures.
You will need: One large aperture lens One sheet of black paperboard
step 1: Cut and shape the sheet to make a fake lens hood. The Diameter is made so that it snugly fits on the lens.
step 2: In the middle of the filter the wanted bokeh shape is cut out - in out example a star is used. (you can use a puncher or cut it by hand).
step 3: Set your camera to its lowest aperture value (completely open).
step 4: I shot a roll of film through my SLR using a custom bokeh mask. The basic idea behind the mask is that it changes the out-of-focus areas from standard circle-ish shapes to fancy shapes such as stars, faces, hearts etc. It works particularly well in dark situations with lots of lights in the background.
step 5: I shot my roll around town one night – streetlights, traffic lights, etc. I used a large
aperture (f/1.8) and made sure the lights were out of focus – this led to maximum custom shapes. You don’t have to go round town to shoot lights – you could just put some fairy lights up in a dark room (I used this option for my second attempt – it’s much warmer and quicker!).
step 6: Once I finished the film in my SLR, I put it into one of my Lomo cameras and shot
normally. I think I got some rather pleasing results. The cow with a star in her mouth, and the planetarium are particular favourites…
title. Swirly Cows lomohome & flickr. Daz. shot with. sprocket rocket loaded with. fuji sensia 200 technique. bokeh doubles
title. Portishead Sunset lomohome & flickr. Daz. shot with. Lomo LC-M loaded with. fuji velvia 100 F technique. bokeh doubles
title. Starry Life Ring lomohome & flickr. Daz. shot with. Lomo LC-M loaded with. fuji velvia 100 F technique. bokeh doubles
lomo lovers vol.. 8 kodak cameras & film
We are already planning vol. 8. the recent news that KODAK are discontinuing their fantastic slide film has got us down... so we thought we would celebrate the amazing film and cameras that they have produced over the years!! so submit your best Kodak film or camera shots and visit our lomolovers flickr group and start posting! special effects/techniques welcome. we are also looking for tipsters, and one special person to be our inspirational lomographer of the month! deadline for entries is Sat 24th of March so I can start editing! contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow us @lomoloversuk on twitter for more information
Published on Mar 3, 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...