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lomo lovers

vol . 7
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welcome.
lomo lovers has been created by two sisters who have a passion for lomography and want
to share whats out there to fellow lomographers.
we are creating monthly inspiration books. different cameras, film, techniques and
maybe some specialist features you name it, we just want to share it. we would like to
thank everyone who has contributed to this issue, without you the book would be empty!
this month we have gone with a classic... the Diana. the lightweight plastic body, the
simple shutter, the colour-dripping lens and soft-focused surprises, what more could you
want from a camera! we are also featuring fed.v as our inspirational lomographer who
specialises in different films and techniques (definitely worth a read)

1.

who are we?

we are two sisters from Buckinghamshire who have a passion for Lomography and vintage
cameras. We both got our first cameras back in December 2010 and since then our
collection has grown to over 40 between us.
we love slide film and experimenting with different techniques, and we love being
constantly surprised with the results that you just dont get with digital photography.
we are always inspired by the analogue community, and want to share this wonderful
world with everyone.

2.

name: Nicola Clark

name: Sam Clark

flickr & lomohome name: nicnocnoo

flickr name: sammiepops

day job: Graphic Designer, London

day job: Power Plate studio owner

favourite camera:

favourite camera:

thats a tough one, but currently have a top


4! LC-W, LC-A+, Holga CFN and my limited ed
cream Horizon Kompakt.

like Nic, its hard, but would say my top ones


are LC-Wide, Vivitar UWS, Sprocket Rocket or
Diana F+.

Favourite film:

Favourite film:

currently Fuji VelviaF 100 or Lomography


chrome 100.

Kodak elite chrome 200 or Fuji Velvia.

3.

a guide to techniques
throughout the book we may highlight techniques of how the image was created
heres a rough guide to the terms

rats eye: this is where the camera is placed at ground level, it gives a great perspective
and depth.

double exposure: one shot taken over the top of another usually using an mx
button or finishing a roll, rewinding, then shooting on top.

home made redscale: take some colour film and put it in your camera the wrong way
round, so you expose on the back of the film.

long exposure: using the bulb mode B you can create motion blurs.
cross-processing: xpro for short. processing your film in the wrong chemicals gives
your film more impact and saturated high contrast.

sprocket hole: modifying a medium format camera to use 35mm film, means you will
have the image bleeding onto the sprocket holes.

coloured flash: get some coloured plastic gels, place one over the flash and
experiment with colour.

panoramas: combining multiple shots of one subject to create one long overlapping
image.

camera tossing: moving your camera or throw it in the air as you take the shot. giving
a camera shake and motion blur.

microclicks: Overlapping, merging many exposures together so that they create a


much more striking, fluid and cohesive panorama.

Inspirational lomographer
of the month....
name: federico venturino
flickr home: http://www.flickr.com/photos/fed_v/
day job: web developer
How long have you been into lomography / photography:
Ive been taking pictures for about 15 years. I bought my Fisheye camera 5 years ago but
it wasnt until 2 years ago that I got really into Lomography.

What cameras do you own:


Nikon N90s, Lomography Fisheye 2, Konica Auto S2, Lomo Smena 8M, Lomo Lubitel
166B, 1950s Zeiss Icon Box Tengor, Recesky (Gakkenflex clone), Eximus (Vivitar UWS
clone), Holga 120CFN, Holga 120WPC, Holga 135BC, 1960s Indo Impera, Disderi 3
lens robot, Generic 4 Lens Actionsampler, Lomography Diana Multi Pinhole Operator,
collection of 14 Original Dianas (only 3 of which I use)

Favourite film:
Colour Negative: Kodak Hawkeye Traffic Surveillance Colour Film (2486). Its got
crazy exposure latitude perfect for guessing exposures on toy cameras. Colour palette
reminiscent to old Kodachrome.
6.

favourite picture

title. Tigre
flickr name. fed_v
Konica Auto S2
Hoya R72 IR filter
Rollei Retro 400S rated at 25ASA
Microdol-X 1+3
13min @ 24
Agitation: 10sec every 1min

7.

B&W: Kodak HIE High Speed Infrared Film (RIP) & Kodak Technical Pan 25 (The holy grail
of B&W film)
Slide Film: Kodak Ektachrome 160T EPT (At least 10 years expired). Cross processed,
colour reminds me of Autochrome Lumire from the 1900s.

favourite shooting locations:


I usually shoot a lot in the streets of Buenos Aires when it isnt too crowded. I try to avoid
getting people in my shots for some reason.
I often go to cementaries even though they freak me out.
I enjoy road trips and forests the most but dont go that often.

Favourite Camera / Film / Accessory Combination:


Konica Auto S2 + Rollei Retro 400S + Hoya R72 IR Filter (The S2 is tack sharp and the
Rollei Retro allows me to shoot infrared at f8 and 1/125. Making handheld IR shots a
breeze!)
Recesky Gakkenflex + Kodak Vision 3 500T Motion Picture Film
I like to combine different films with different cameras to keep things interesting and
really get a variety of images to choose from.
8.

I usually go out with 3 or 4 different cameras at a time.

a bit about yourself:


I began taking pictures on a trip to NY back in 1996. My dad took me to the Eastman Museum
there in Rochester and it was in front of an original salt print by Fox Talbot that
I asked him if we could do this at home. He had always been an amateur photographer so
the darkroom was already set. He taught me everything I know about developing B&W and
composition.
My house has always been full of antique cameras and old photographs so it was only a
question of time before I got bit by the shutterbug.
From the very beginning I was interested in alternative photography. Ive always loved
experimenting with different films and techniques to achieve different moods and textures.
Now, with the advance of digital photography a lot of films are being discontinued which makes
it more like treasure hunting. You never now how a film has been stored and what kind of
results youre going to get!

where would you like to shoot where you havent so far?


Russia, Prague, Machu Pichu
9.

* This film was designed to make slide duplicates of colour negatives so it has strong blue cast to
compliment the orange mask found on negatives.
This give the images almost a cross processed look to them. It is extremely slow (around 3-6 ASA) and
seems to be somewhat fogged adding a bit of magenta to some areas of the film.
This creates a warm and cool colour tone that seems interesting for some pictures despite having almost
no shadow detail.

10.

* After discovering that some people pre-soak Rollei films to remove the anti-halation layer (its in the
developing instructions Ive never read!), it occurred to me that perhaps by removing said layer before
loading it in the camera I might be able to simulate the glowing highlights of aura of Kodak HIE High
Speed Infrared Film.
To do this, I simply took a roll and loaded it into my developing tank, washed it in water for about 3
minutes and dried it with a hair dryer in complete darkness. I then Rolled it back into a 35mm cassette
and loaded my camera. The highlights get a little fuzzy but you can only really notice the effect when you
have strong highlights set against dark shadows or a black sky. Still, I think it makes the film a little more
interesting if one manages to avoid water streaks!

11.

* This is where I think Kodak Hawkeye Traffic Surveillance Colour Film (2486) shines. Nice, rich, saturated
colours in full sunlight. Its impossible to overexpose this film!
I generally shoot it with one of my toy cameras and pretty much every pictures turns out fine but when I
can expose it properly, I set it to 250 ASA.

12.

* Kodak Vision 3 500T Motion Picture Film is a Tugnsten balanced film designed for artificial light.
I love taking it out for daylight shots to get that blue colour cast.
The Receskys blurry edges really makes the center of the image the focus point.

13.

* This is another tungsten balance colour negative film. The colour cast isnt as blue as the 500T but
more of a light cyan.
The L in NPL stands for Long exposures so I though it would be appropriate for pinhole shots.

14.

Your favourites by others:

title. untitled
lomography name. Lipford Street 391
shot with. polaroid

title. Castle in Forest near Cong, Co Mayo, Ireland


(Lith Print)
flickr name. Martins Photo Scrap Book
nikon fm2n with 20mm lens, red filter, kodak hie film
in rodinal, agfa record rapid paper devd in easy lith

15.

Diana shots
of the month

title. Monkey Sorting in Commute Center


flickr name. Lomo-Cam
shot with. Diana F+
loaded with. Lomo Xpro 200
technique. cross processed

18.

title. untitled
flickr name. alessandrarasechi
shot with. Diana F+
loaded with. n/a
technique. n/a

19.

title. Double
flickr name. meesterbrein
shot with. Diana
loaded with. n/a
technique. multiple exposure

20.

title. untitled
flickr name. Squamy
shot with. Diana F+
loaded with. Kodak Ektachrome GX
technique. cross processed

21.

title. Fjra 05
flickr name. margrethe87
shot with. Diana F+
loaded with. redscale
technique. Fisheye

22.

title. amsterbikeride
name. marianne chua
shot with. Diana F+
loaded with. n/a
technique. n/a

23.

title. London Eye S(pr)ocket


flickr name. slimmer_jimmer
shot with. Diana F
loaded with. Ilford XP2 400
technique. 35mm back

24.

title. 203006 self-portrait


flickr name. Erven2010
shot with. Diana F (genuine)
loaded with. Kodak T-max 100
technique. n/a

25.

title. where did the summer go?


flickr name. nicnocnoo
shot with. Diana F+
loaded with. Fuji Velvia 100F
Technique. cross processed

26.

title. LOMO Butterflies & the big bad dog


flickr name. guibapoeta
shot with. Diana F+
loaded with. n/a
technique. double exposure

27.

title. 203014 Molen te Damme


flickr name. Erven2010
shot with. Diana F (genuine)
loaded with. Kodak T-max 100
technique. n/a

28.

title. img160
flickr name. fed_v
shot with. Original Diana No. 162
loaded with. Kodak Tri-X
technique. n/a

29.

title. Por cuatro!


flickr name. rake_llogs
shot with. Diana F+
loaded with. Lomo CN 800
technique. splitzer

30.

title. Dianas 3
flickr name. espaciovictor
shot with. Diana F+
loaded with. fuji Superia 400
technique. n/a

31.

title. sammie on the beach


flickr name. nicnocnoo
shot with. Diana F+
loaded with. Fuji Pro 400H
technique. rats eye

32.

title. Puerto de Pescadores - Mar Del Plata


flickr name. fed_v
shot with. Original Diana No. 162
loaded with. Kodak Tri-X
technique. n/a

33.

title. Dianas 5
flickr name. espaciovictor
shot with. Diana F+
loaded with. fuji Superia 400
technique. n/a

34.

title. The Hop Farm Smurf


flickr name. kycamlewis
shot with. Diana
loaded with. lomo 4
technique. multiple exposure

35.

title. the memory is cruel


flickr name. Karen F.H
shot with. Diana F+
loaded with. Lomography colorslide 200
technique. cross process

36.

title. Mar Del Plata II


flickr name. fed_v
shot with. lomography diana multi pinhole operator
loaded with. Fuji 160 NPL (expired 2000)
technique. n/a

37.

title. Laughing Bridge


flickr name. matt.whatley
shot with. Diana F
loaded with. n/a
technique. n/a

38.

title. Ricerca senza messa a fuoco


flickr name. blustela
shot with. Diana F+
loaded with. n/a
technique. n/a

39.

title. jumping for joy


flickr name. kycamlewis
shot with. Diana
loaded with. n/a
technique. n/a

40.

title. amsterbikeride
name. Marianne Chua
shot with. Diana F+
loaded with. n/a
technique. n/a

41.

title. Instax Mini view from Empire State Building


flickr name. Rabea G
shot with. Diana F+
loaded with. Fuji Instax Mini
technique. Diana instant back

42.

title. Diana Waldorf


flickr name. sammiepops
shot with. Diana F+
loaded with. n/a
technique. n/a

43.

title. CNV00002
flickr name. miss_vivienne
shot with. Diana
loaded with. n/a
technique. n/a

44.

title. Ops!
flickr name. reffrusta
shot with. Diana
loaded with. Fuji Provia 100F
technique. n/a

45.

title. Brighton Wheel


flickr name. faceymcface1
shot with. Diana
loaded with. n/a
technique. cross process

46.

title. Whoa!
flickr name. missmornings
shot with. Diana F+
loaded with. n/a
technique. cross process

47.

title. Flare
flickr name. Slimmer_jimmer
shot with. Diana F+
loaded with. Kodak Ektachrome 100G
technique. cross process

48.

title. Pitstone Windmill Fisheye


flickr name. sammiepops
shot with. Diana F+
loaded with. fuji provia 400X
technique. fisheye lens

49.

title. D1000010.
flickr name. Quaisoir @ Lil Miss QQ
shot with. Diana F+
loaded with. n/a
technique. Mask

50.

title. dirt
flickr name. biondapiccola (holga my dear)
shot with. Diana
loaded with. Fomapan 400
technique. multiple exposure

51.

lomo lovers big film swap


2012

call for entries


This year is going to be BIG! we want one of our volumes to feature solely film swaps from our readers
and contributors!
We are calling for contributors. All you need to do is email me at nicnocnoo@hotmail.co.uk with your
name, address, email and film format choice and Ill match you up with a suitable candidate.
You will need to be able to shoot a roll of film and wind back with the leader still out so your film swap
partner can use the roll to shoot over with. You will both have a roll of film to develop and enter your
best shots to our flickr pool or my email. Details will be emailed to you.
Deadline for candidates will be 1st April 2012 and entries must be submitted by 1st MAY 2012 to
be published in the June issue of Lomo lovers. So whats stopping you!

lomolovers tipster:
bokeh multiple
exposures

title. *Cow
lomohome & flickr. Daz.
shot with. LC-M
loaded with. fuji velvia 100F
technique. bokeh doubles

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creative bokeh....
Daz. (a lomo lovers regular on flickr and lomography.com) has created this great
technique for doing bokeh multiple-exposures.

You will need:


One large aperture lens
One sheet of black paperboard

step 1: Cut and shape the sheet to make a fake lens hood. The Diameter is made so that
it snugly fits on the lens.

step 2: In the middle of the filter the wanted bokeh shape is cut out - in out example a
star is used. (you can use a puncher or cut it by hand).

step 3: Set your camera to its lowest aperture value (completely open).

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step 4: I shot a roll of film through my SLR using a custom bokeh mask. The basic idea behind
the mask is that it changes the out-of-focus areas from standard circle-ish shapes to fancy
shapes such as stars, faces, hearts etc. It works particularly well in dark situations with lots of
lights in the background.

step 5: I shot my roll around town one night streetlights, traffic lights, etc. I used a large

aperture (f/1.8) and made sure the lights were out of focus this led to maximum custom
shapes. You dont have to go round town to shoot lights you could just put some fairy lights
up in a dark room (I used this option for my second attempt its much warmer and quicker!).

step 6: Once I finished the film in my SLR, I put it into one of my Lomo cameras and shot

normally. I think I got some rather pleasing results. The cow with a star in her mouth, and the
planetarium are particular favourites

58.

title. Swirly Cows


lomohome & flickr. Daz.
shot with. sprocket rocket
loaded with. fuji sensia 200
technique. bokeh doubles

59.

title. Portishead Sunset


lomohome & flickr. Daz.
shot with. Lomo LC-M
loaded with. fuji velvia 100 F
technique. bokeh doubles

60.

title. Starry Life Ring


lomohome & flickr. Daz.
shot with. Lomo LC-M
loaded with. fuji velvia 100 F
technique. bokeh doubles

61.

1.

lomo lovers vol.. 8


kodak cameras & film

We are already planning vol. 8. the recent news that KODAK are discontinuing their fantastic slide film
has got us down... so we thought we would celebrate the amazing film and cameras that they have
produced over the years!! so submit your best Kodak film or camera shots and visit our lomolovers
flickr group and start posting!
special effects/techniques welcome. we are also looking for tipsters, and one special person to be our
inspirational lomographer of the month!
deadline for entries is Sat 24th of March so I can start editing!
contact me at nicnocnoo@hotmail.co.uk or follow us @lomoloversuk on twitter for more information