Quite possibly the worst film … resulting in unintended art

It's almost like they did this on purpose ... ... to frustrate a whole county worth of photographers. China strikes again - via Five Below. ... or did they? With many newbies getting into lomography instead of technical photography, shipping America the worst possible film may have actually backfired. Think about it ... lots of grain, very little color saturation (I mean, it looks like film that was exposed and then the canister left to sit in an attic for fifteen years before developing), you actually get shorted a frame on a ten frame roll (oh, yeah ... it's only…

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Knowing When To Keep Your Mouth Shut

Yep .... know when to keep your mouth shut (and yes, I know the camera needs cleaned) Sooooooooo ...... Fifteen minutes after writing an article about the style of lomography and how imperfections make it what it is, the developer pocket from an Instax shot broke open while rolling out of the camera (the shot above is what it looked like after it was cleaned). So, if you ever want to know why those packets of film are sealed (it's not just for the light), and why it's a bad idea to leave half a pack of shots in an…

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Lomography … it’s not just a company but a style

"Thirty-Five Years Ago Today" ... from Images By Lawrence Capozzolo We've all heard about Lomography (the company) ... but many don't get familiar with lomography, the style. Lomography is analog photography that doesn't card about the technical ... whether or not the shot is set perfect, framed right, or that the exposure is even remotely close. The quality and perfection of the film is often an after thought. So you get a shot like above. One that I took while testing  Mamiya ZE-X for operation with (I now discovered), quite possibly, the worst film ever made: Up-Tech 100 Speed. It's…

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Get out your old cameras …

(c)I'm Back - used from kickstarter site   Something I've been waiting for ... the ability to change sensors like you used to be able to change film. This isn't exactly that, but if this becomes very successful - I don't see where these innovators wouldn't take it there.   "I'm Back" is a 35mm film cartridge system that puts a digital sensor into your old 35mm film camera. Yes .... you can take your trusty Nikon F4 and put a digital sensor in it, without major surgery. The update version of the product has moved up to a Micro…

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Slide or Color Reversal Film Capture – Part 1

it doesn't look pretty - but it works  This is one of the setups I use to capture color reversal shots (slide film). It looks very make-shift, but works - and when tweaked with the correct exposure on the camera and a good balanced image on the slide, it does produce the same quality image that you would acquire from a $10k plus scanner. On the other side, when you don't have that perfect exposure, or the shot isn't balanced and the shadows don't capture correctly, or the highlights blow out and vignette - you can acquire some very nice…

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The Relevancy Of A Camera In Modern Times

$13 .... why even bother ?!?!?!?   ... and that's what many people would say. The camera pictured about was released in 1987, the year I graduated. Yep, it's old. It's slow to auto-focus. It only has a one-point TTL phase-detection for that slow auto-focus. It DOES take a variety of Nikon F-Mount lenses, but doesn't get anything out of the current features of the modern lenses because it's computer (if you want to call it that), can't understand them. The shutter range is only 1 sec to 1/2000 sec with bulb (in other word you have to time a…

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