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Any fans of lomography, polaroid, toy cams? share your photos

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Miguel Santiago

Miguel S.

NY,
United States

236 posts

i'm not quite sure if some of the interesting lomo-looking pictures i spot in lb are digitally manipulated or authentic lomographic pictures. in any case, if you're a lomographer (or not) share your strange photos :)

from one of my latest rolls. using a 1 dollar camera (it has a hotshoe!) with the lomographic colorsplash flash

my nephew gone wild. as well as the aftermath. i used 100 ASA film in low light conditions... thus, the very organic super grainy result.

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#101
Miguel Santiago

Miguel S.

NY,
United States

236 posts

ASA = ISO

0 · May 3, 2010

#102
Jen O. Cide

Jen O. C.

VANCOUVER,
Canada

3612 posts

@Miguel S.

yes, I did mean to use 35mm film - but my main concern was the cost/difficulty of developing the medium format, and friends in the area have convinced me it's not too bad. Can you go back and forth, or can you have only one or the other after you modify it?

0 · May 3, 2010

#103
Miguel Santiago

Miguel S.

NY,
United States

236 posts

@Miguel S.

yes you can go back and forth. there are actually masks that you can buy to conveniently shoot using the 35mm format. but even without that add-on you can still use 35mm film. it is quite a process to temporarily modify it (you'll be using tape, sponge, etc it is going to be very home made), but it should be fun

check the video tutorial over at this website >
squarefrog.co.uk/holga-techniques-35mm.html

tell me how it works for you!

0 · May 4, 2010

#105
Antwan Duncan

Antwan D.

NEW YORK,
United States

32 posts

hmm, i'll post some here that I haven't posted anywhere else online...









i get to go to some pretty awesome events and parties. always a good time and some pretty good subjects to photograph.

I've been shooting instant photographs for years now...I just got back into shooting with instants more often.

check out more on my site and blog.

site: ithinkyoureswell.com
blog: ithinkyoureswell.com/category/blog

if you're on twitter, let's talk and be friends.

twitter.com/antwanduncan


0 · May 4, 2010

#106
Will Neibergall

Will N.

TEMPE, ARIZONA,
United States

22 posts

LOOKBOOKERS - i am about to buy my first lomo. should i get a diana mini (sans flash), a diana f+ (sans flash), or a different camera? i just want to take really beautiful pictures and i want the camera to cost less than $70

0 · May 4, 2010

#109
Elizabeth H.

Elizabeth H.

MEXICO BUT LIVING IN SAN FRANCISCO,
Mexico

81 posts












i proudly own a Diana F+ Actionsampler and fisheye

0 · May 11, 2010

#110
Charissa H

Charissa H.

SHEFFIELD,
United Kingdom

1233 posts

ahh i love looking at everyones photo but they make me want to buy my own! :)

0 · May 12, 2010

#111
Charissa H

Charissa H.

SHEFFIELD,
United Kingdom

1233 posts

@Elizabeth H.

i love the fish eye photos here :D nice and summery

0 · May 12, 2010

#112
Elizabeth H.

Elizabeth H.

MEXICO BUT LIVING IN SAN FRANCISCO,
Mexico

81 posts

@Elizabeth H.

:D hey thank you!

0 · May 12, 2010

#113
Dorcas W

Dorcas W.

Hong Kong

2 posts

I love Polaroid, and I got several lomo cameras too.
check out my pictures in my flickr,

0 · May 14, 2010

#115
Antwan Duncan

Antwan D.

NEW YORK,
United States

32 posts

this is absolutely untrue and unfounded.

some of the pioneers of photography used "shit quality" cameras to make beautiful art and experimental pieces.

as a working photographer and art enthusiast i implore you to rethink your response and research the very foundation of modern photography.

you may not know this, but many pf the ad campaigns you are seeing today were shot on some pretty "shit" cameras.

-antwan

0 · May 17, 2010

#117
Antwan Duncan

Antwan D.

NEW YORK,
United States

32 posts

my problem with your comment was "shit quality" because it's pretty subjective.

holgas/lomos, sure they have plastic lens but it doesn't mean that they are immediately shit. i know people, as i'm sure you do, who have expensive 5d's who cannot frame a shot or even take a decent photo.

you ever shoot with disposable cameras? plastic lens can create some pretty stellar shots. i can post some here if you be interested in seeing some.

it's all about the skill of a photographer.

ad campaigns; try terry richardson, ryan mcginley and juergen teller. and a host of small boutiques all over nyc that utilize the "chance" they get by using lomo's and other plastic lens cameras to create beautiful images.

0 · May 17, 2010

#119
Antwan Duncan

Antwan D.

NEW YORK,
United States

32 posts

advantage? who's speaking on advantage? i'm not. image quality is glass all the way, but that's a given. not every shoot, professional or otherwise calls for crystal clear shots, in fact, many don't -- if you're shooting product that's a different story.

i shoot with a 5d and an L series lens so i know the advantage of having all the glass in my hands.

calling lomo's rubbish is somewhat ridiculous in that i'm sure if mario testino picked one up, he'd curate something amazing or patrick demarchelier would do the same. i don't think they would, but i'm sure they could.

skill and know how = endless possibilities.

and in the world of photography, high fashion and advertising there is a very visible movement to film photography.

all things returning to their roots.

0 · May 17, 2010

#121
Antwan Duncan

Antwan D.

NEW YORK,
United States

32 posts

movement to 35mm - photographers who shoot 35mm for major ad campaigns

ryan mcginley - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ryan_McGinley
"McGinley shoots 35mm film and makes his photographs using Yashica T4s and Leica R8s"
-- see the Missoni campaign and Converse Campaigns he shot.

Jeurgen Teller - celebrityhunted.com/like/10_juergen_teller_facts/252040/
-- see the Marc Jacobs ad campaigns for literally the last 11 years.

Terry Richardson - youtube.com/watch?v=k8i3VETLflk
-- see anything he has ever shot

0 · May 17, 2010

#123
Antwan Duncan

Antwan D.

NEW YORK,
United States

32 posts

i'm sad that you feel that way about your chances in photography.

if i had that sentiment, i wouldn't have made good of the opportunities that came my way from merely shooting only polaroid for most of my work as a documentary photographer.

now I work for Interview Magazine; they hired me for the sole reason that I shoot with many mediums, hyped or not and produce results that are fun, youthful and real.

try a disposable camera, it might surprise you.
try a plastic lens camera, it might surprise you.

i'd love to see the results.

my blog is full of images that were produced with plastic lens, many images made it to print for various publications.

i'm sure the same will happen for you, but don't knock these things before you try them. and try them and try them.

work beckons, this has been an interesting conversation, i appreciate the feedback.

i keep things like this in a journal and it nice to get a perspective from a person your age.

thanks ben.

0 · May 17, 2010

#125
Aiman F

Aiman F.

MALAYSIA,
Malaysia

52 posts

*grabs popcorn*

go on...

0 · June 7, 2010

#126
May A

May A.

LUXEMBOURG,
Europe

969 posts

Aw, I would love to have a Polaroid :(

0 · June 7, 2010

#127
Nikki Brazieré

Nikki B.

NOTTINGHAM,
United Kingdom

116 posts

i have just recieved a fisheye camera for my birthday and not yet used it! but i'm so excited. i want a diana and polaroid so badly.

0 · June 7, 2010

#130
Natasha  W

Natasha W.

TEXAS,
United States

60 posts

i recently got a diana mini and im going to get my first roll of film developed. fingers crossed!

0 · June 23, 2010

#131
Howling Wolf

Howling W.

MPLS,
United States

52 posts

i love my polaroid cameras! i have three of them and they were all under 5 bucks



As pure as the driven snow

flickr.com/photos/noliesjustaiden/
flickr.com/photos/noliesjustaiden/

i've been wanting to buy either a holga or diana but i really don't know much about them. what's the difference?

0 · June 26, 2010

#132
Julie N

Julie N.

SOMEWHERE BETWEEN D.C. AND BALTIMORE,
United States

8 posts







New Fujifilm Instax :D

0 · June 28, 2010

#133
Ernest B.

Ernest B.

CALIFORNIA,
United States

58 posts

@Elizabeth H.

I love your pictures! :O
they're amazing
where can i buy a camera like yours?
i really love the fisheye effect!

0 · July 11, 2010

#135
Faustina C

Faustina C.

Hong Kong

26 posts





damn I love my actionsampler
but I would love to be the proud owner of a horizon.

0 · July 14, 2010

#136
Corina P

Corina P.

HOGWARTS,
United Kingdom

43 posts

facebook.com/album.php?aid=22854&id=130893710255702 :)

0 · July 25, 2010

#137
Tatiana H.

Tatiana H.

CAMBRIDGE,
United Kingdom

114 posts

i have a holga fisheye and an actionsampler (which unfortunately i have yet to use) and i love them, they're just for fun not really photography (I have my nikon dslr for that!) but i really enjoy using them :) as for this snobbery about how they're not "real cameras" - they take pictures, don't they? therefore what else are they but cameras! for most people photography is a hobby and hobbies are meant to be fun, therefore if you find using 'toy cameras' fun then go ahead and use them, i think they're great. also, i really really want the new lomo panoramic 360 degree spinner, it looks incredible

0 · July 26, 2010

#138
Tatiana H.

Tatiana H.

CAMBRIDGE,
United Kingdom

114 posts

@Tatiana H.

oh and here are my photos, haha
first two are both from my Nikon L35AF (purchased in a charity shop in mint condition for £4!) and the last one is from the Holga K200N Fisheye

Firenze

Mi Madre

Firenze - Duomo

flickr.com/photos/omegahouse/
:)

0 · July 26, 2010

#139
Angela Alonso

Angela A.

MADRID,
Spain

6 posts

I've got a supersampler, here are some photos:






Btw, here is my flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/countonyourfingers

0 · July 26, 2010

#140
Emma O

Emma O.

OL' ENGLANDE,
United Kingdom

62 posts

Here are a few of my many:













More to come hang on...

0 · July 26, 2010

#141
Emma O

Emma O.

OL' ENGLANDE,
United Kingdom

62 posts

e first one is my car, it's a retro classic, you'll know what it is if you're on the dub scene. There's also one of me getting my tattoo done on my 18th in Amsterdam :] and one from a Shisha bar in Krakow, Poland, of me with all my boyos!















:] xo

0 · July 26, 2010

#142
Mal S

Mal S.

ANTARCTICA,
United States

664 posts

@Antwan D.

Did you take these using the lomo instant back ? I have some film from my Diana+ flash that I found out I have nowhere to develop... so I'm wondering if it would be worth it to buy the instant back and the instax mini film, or if I should just sell my Diana since I can't develop it (which makes me very sad!) .

0 · August 7, 2010

#143
Juliette Motamed

Juliette M.

THE SHED,
United Kingdom

208 posts

My mum just handed me down a Minolta XG-1, and i was just wondering if anyone has any experience with them?

0 · August 10, 2010

#144
Insomnia C

Insomnia C.

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA,
Australia

2 posts

I have a Blackbird,fly, lomo and fish eye and i would say i love BBF the most.
Please check out my blog as I've post my BBF work there :) and would be great if you guys can give me feedback on my work!

http://caged-freebird.blogspot.com.au/

0 · March 25, 2014

#145
May A

May A.

LUXEMBOURG,
Europe

969 posts

I have a Lomo and I love it, but I just lost a whole roll because it was too dark... I bought a new one though, I'll have to keep on learning!

0 · April 2, 2014

#146
Amy Souter

Amy S.

LEICESTER,
United Kingdom

31 posts

I Looove experimenting with different cameras got a bit of a collection going on! I do find Holgas pretty fun especially when doing double exposures as you never know what your gonna get, it makes photography more exciting!



0 · September 2, 2014

  

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