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Lomography one [20041116|12:36]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat




I had my first roll of film from my Lomo camera developed! Click the ducks to view the gallery from my trip to Kensington Garden. Click here to view the gallery from Battersea Park. Next up: Regent's Park and Highgate Cemetary. I've got a new roll of color for the former, and one of black and white for the latter. I'm crossing my fingers for a few more sunny days before winter descends.
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[User Picture]From: sadira42
2004-11-16 20:58 (UTC)
Swans are slightly scary. Powerful birds.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2004-11-16 21:26 (UTC)

They're freakin' GINORMOUS OMGWTF.

That one I took a close-up of, did I mention he'd just finished eating a baby?
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[User Picture]From: sadira42
2004-11-16 21:40 (UTC)

Re: They're freakin' GINORMOUS OMGWTF.

Wow, you're a brave woman!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2004-11-16 21:42 (UTC)
I just figured he was full.
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[User Picture]From: victorine
2004-11-16 21:42 (UTC)
forgive my ignorance, what is a lomo camera? I see that it takes 4 seemingly identical frames. Is there a special viewer you then use?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2004-11-16 21:50 (UTC)
It's a brand of camera. You don't need to use a special viewer, although I believe there's a type of Lomo camera that takes 3D images where you do need a viewer. The model I'm using doesn't have a viewfinder, either. You just have to point and shoot. Sometimes you get really fun shots out of it, but the rest of the time, you get crap. So, it's kind of a risk, but you can do a few things to help yourself out, like shoot outdoors on a bright day and get very close to the object(s) you're photographing. This is the Lomo camera I'm using.
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[User Picture]From: victorine
2004-11-17 01:14 (UTC)
Hmm. Interesting. I guess you could say that 90% of photos are crap anyway, so the odds don't seem that different!

Hey, can you e-mail your postal address? I can't seem to find mention of it.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2004-11-17 08:36 (UTC)
Heh. Generally, I consider myself lucky if even one of the photos I take turns out to be moderately OK.

And, done!
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[User Picture]From: 3g0
2004-11-17 02:26 (UTC)
I don't think I've ever seen photos from a vertical lomo like that - the one's I've seen have been four little squares in a cube. I like how yours turned out though, especially the ducks.

If you get a sec - pop over to my journal; I have a grad-school question that I need some experienced answers on.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2004-11-17 09:42 (UTC)
I think that's probably the Action Sampler lomo. It's about half the cost of the Super Sampler, which is the one I'm using, so I suspect it's more popular. You can also buy the Action Sampler with a flash for more, and you can't do that with the Super Sampler.

Will do.
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[User Picture]From: seismic
2004-11-17 02:53 (UTC)
Wow! THAT is exceptionally cool. Very nice. I especially like the scary ghost child. I find this affinity for that picture odd since I don't usually take or like photos of people.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2004-11-17 09:47 (UTC)
The Lomo cameras are mostly pretty cheap. If you get curious, check out the Lomo website and pick up a single use or a whacky model with no viewfinder and multiple frames like the one I'm using.

I never thought about this until you mentioned it, but I don't often take pictures of people either. I'll snap a photo of someone I don't know doing something peculiar or concentrating very hard on something and not paying attention to me. But photos of people I know don't often happen except on request. WEird.
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[User Picture]From: enn
2004-11-17 05:03 (UTC)
lovely shots!
i am epecially fond of the preening swan &sitting duck. also, ladies' football in the park;;
i hope you continue this photographing.. even into the winter.

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[User Picture]From: nanila
2004-11-17 09:52 (UTC)
That is a great compliment, coming from you. You'll have to visit and try the camera out yourself!
I would like to continue taking photographs, but I will probably have to get another film camera for winter. This one doesn't have a flash and it doesn't take very good pictures in low light, even with fast film. I like my digital camera. However, it has a completely different feel from this one. It's both liberating (e.g. the lack of viewfinder) and restrictive (e.g. without endless memory or the ability to erase images).
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[User Picture]From: enn
2004-11-17 16:40 (UTC)
That is a great compliment, coming from you
thats very kind &blush-making, to be sure.

You'll have to visit and try the camera out yourself
would love to! {in truth,, we -the man &myself- have been toying w. the idea of moving there for the past year; i personally have been playing w. the idea for 3years!}
i have a lomo 4-square {the action sampler}, &the 9-square {the pop9}. but i have had my eye on a real lomo for a while. a medium format camera could be very exciting,, ooh,, like w. the fish eye lens so there is a pinhole camera effect.
o! look what you have done to me!?!

do you use a polaroid ever?
i quite like those. crisp coloring as well. &you cant stop that white border!

It's both liberating (e.g. the lack of viewfinder) and restrictive (e.g. without endless memory or the ability to erase images).
i used to never look in the viewfinder. when the pictures came back, the angles were interesting & not always from where my eye would see it ,you know?
it is my belief that photos, whether digital or w. film, have to be taken w. a bit of abandon; i may take 2rolls of film &only get 2 lovely shots, but it is so worth it for those shots;; as well as to learn from the bad ones..
o dear,, i am sort of going on &on arent i?!
;;e
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[User Picture]From: leidan
2004-11-17 10:04 (UTC)
I love the colours that Lomos can give. One of the people I knew in CA. had one of the single image ones which gave some of the coolest photos I've seen.
There were some night shots which came out great.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2004-11-17 15:12 (UTC)
Ooh. I imagine that was the LC-A, which is one of the more expensive models. I saw that one at Spitalfields, too, along with a bunch of sample photographs. It cost at least 110 quid though. Ouch.
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