Step 1. What is it?
Lomography is a global community and brand whose strong passion is CREATIVE and experimental analog film photography. Lomography cameras are all analog-low and hi-tech eccentric cameras with special features.
Step 2. Why Lomo?
A Lomo photo has a charm all its own. Everything is amplified, making ordinary objects stand out and enhancing details that would normally go unnoticed.
Step 3. The Ten Golden Rules
1. Take your camera everywhere you go.
2. Use it at any time – day or night.
3. Lomography is not a hindrance in your life, but an advantage.
4. Try the shot from the hip.
5. Approach the objects of your Lomographic desire as closely as possible.
6. Don’t think.
7. Act fast.
8. You don’t have to know beforehand what you’re going to capture on film.
9. Afterwards either.
10. Don’t worry about any rules.
Step 4. Pick your favourite
La Sardina: 22mm Wide-Angle Plastic Lens / MX Switch and Rewind Knob / 2 Focusing Settings / Bulb Setting for Long Exposures
Diana: Film format: 120 / Size: 12.5cm x 9.5cm x 7.6cm / Variable shutter / 12-shot, 16-shot, and endless Panorama formats / Removable lens for super-wide-angle pinhole shots
Fisheye: 35 mm format / 170 degrees field of vision / Approximate focal length: 10mm / Fixed Aperture: f/8 / Fixed Speed: 1/100
The LOMO LC-A is the first LOMO camera; its mass-production began in 1984 (1200 people working on the camera). Starting at 1100 units per month for the Russian market, its popularity soon spread to then Communist countries such as Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Cuba. Minitar 1 32/2.8 lens / Apertures: 2.8, 4, 5.6, 8, 11, 16 / Shutter speeds: 1/500 to unlimited (via auto-exposure) / Multiple Exposure switch / Expanded film ASA/ISO setting to 1600
Mutilenses: Four / Eight / Nine sets of 26mm single element sequentially operated lenses / fixed aperture / 35 mm film
Step 5. Get Inspired and have FUN!
Step 6. Print print print!
Print your pics and stick them around or give them to your friends. Nothing has more value than good memories!