The world's greatest MIL, Nana gave me another Lomography camera, the La Sardina. I think there are over 50 models of this camera. (Lomography is a fancy name for capturing images with "toy" film cameras.) The basic difference besides metal or plastic is the design. Mine is the "Marathon" that is decorated like a sardine can. There is one model that is just white plastic, the "DIY" and the intention is that you decorate yourself with Sharpie pens for those of us who just have to be us, and are gifted artistically which is so not me.
Lomography is just one of those things that one either "gets" or you don't. The photographs are not anywhere near the quality of the most inexpensive digital cameras. You pay money for the film and then you pay more money to develop the film, and to top it off I don't even get prints, the lab puts the images on a cd. Also, there is no view finder so you can't see what you got until it is developed, there is no zoom, very little if any in the way of exposure or focus settings. It is also very east to forget to take the lens cap off. It doesn't make any sense at all,I fully admit.
I love the pictures that they take. I can't explain it and I'm not going to justify it.
Every shot counts and if you put too much foreground in, that's too bad! I know that digital photographs are so much more superior.
I love playing around with the Camera. Most Lomography cameras make it very easy to make double exposures. Above is son, SuperPizzaBoy walking one of our dogs.
So anyways, I'm liking my new camera. We haven't had decent weather to do much with it.
Lomography has their "Ten Golden Rules", as follows. They work. The best Lomo photos are the ones that are up close and spontaneous.
- Take your camera everywhere you go
- Use it any time – day or night
- Lomography is not an interference in your life, but part of it
- Try the shot from the hip
- Approach the objects of your lomographic desire as close as possible
- Don’t think (by William Firebrace)
- Be Fast
- You don’t have to know beforehand what you captured on film
- Afterwards either
- Don’t worry about any rules
Anyway, I hope that everybody has a great 2013. I can't tell you how much I enjoy visiting everybody's blogs and the visits made to mine. We certainly occupy a the great side of the internet. Thanks Al Gore!
I put many of my Lomo photos on my tumblr blog (along with digital photos). It is just pure images, no blah blah blah but you'll see some of the same images. Check it out if you have time.