This tumblr is dedicated to all forms of lo-fi photography. None of these photos belong to me unless stated otherwise & are copyright to their respective owners. All photos have a click through link to their source.

make your pictures roll!

omg, click the picture for a really cool DIY project with fisheye.
» Five things to make your home studio.

Do you lack all that fancy shit that photographers use & stuff? Then click the link & change it.

» Top 20 ways to get creative with a disposable camera !!

I’m reading this article on photojojo & I love it ! Disposable cameras are a great way to do some quick, cheap film shots. This article has stuff to try to make it even more fun. 

Half Frame – A type of 35mm camera in which the film plane is half its normal width. This allows you to expose twice as many frames as usual on one roll of 35mm film by taking two portrait-rectangular shots where there would normally only be one landscape-rectangular image.
“The Lomography Analogue Photoglossary” on Lomography
» “The Lomography Analogue Photoglossary” on Lomography

This page is a list of all the terms/vocabulary you’ll ever need to know on lomography & film photography. VERY USEFUL. Everyone should bookmark this & I’ll be posting random definitions now & then.

I took a double exposure, one of the sky using a fisheye lens and one of the ground without it. I think the results are pretty cool but next thing you know everyone is like , oh man, cool moon. Moon I’m thinking? What moon? And yeah you think about it and sure it does look like a big ass spooky moon. So yeah, I just kept trying it.
The basic secrets of this tipster is that you take a fisheye of the sky and then a regular shot of something darker, usually the ground. You can do this buy doing a roll of the sky with your Fisheye camera then reloading into a regular cam and double away with shots of the ground. You could also use a double exposure cam with a fisheye accessory lens or even a doorspy for your fisheye shot and then just take it off for the next.
There aren’t that many rules, sometimes you can take a picture of the sky twice or even do triples with twinkle lights for stars, I mean whatever, do what you do.

source: http://www.lomography.com/magazine/tipster/2010/06/29/moonpies
» Diana Mini Love: A basic guide to choosing a film for your Diana Mini

very useful, not just for Diana Mini users but everyone into film photography imo.

Ghetto Scan Those 35mm Negatives with A Window!

So here’s what you’ll need:
  1. 35mm Negatives
  2.  Some tape
  3.  A digital camera
  4. A computer w/ photoshop or a similar editing program

All you do is tape the negatives to the window. Make sure your window is facing light, obviously this won’t work too well on dark days. You’ll notice that because it’s not completely white outside (as in there is buildings or grass or whatever is outside that the light won’t be entirely consistent through the negatives). This creates some weird effects. So move them around a bit and see what happens!

Then all you do is aim your digital camera at the negatives and focus them. I recommend manually focusing if your camera can or if you’re using a point and shoot set it to macro mode. 

Then bring the photos into photoshop (or similar program) and INVERT them. We gotta make those negatives positive! You should end up with some pretty funky colors. If you want you could tweak the colors to balance them out or leave them as is. Either way you’re going to get some funky results.

VERY INTERESTING. I got this article from the lomography website. Check the source link out for some neat examples of this scanning technique. 

source: http://www.lomography.com/magazine/tipster/2009/09/24/ghetto-scan-those-35mm-negatives-with-a-window

Photography Reading List


A lot of people ask me, “Where’s a good place to start” with film photography, which is a really broad question. Personally, my first experience was in the class I took when I was 10 years old, so I started off having a teacher explaining things to me… and continued that for many many years… I would recommend taking a class first and foremost, but I get that a lot of people can’t afford darkroom expenses, in which case I recommend reading. Lots of reading. In fact, I’ll give you a portion of what was my required reading list in the BFA Photography program at the School of Visual Arts: