This presentation was prepared for attendees of Barcamp Auckland on Saturday 16th July, 2011. It’s not endorsed by Lomogra...
What to expect<br />What is Lomography?<br /> The Ten Golden Rules<br /> Diana F+ and Diana Mini<br /> Photo Recipes<br />...
Snapshot<br /><ul><li>I like taking pictures!
The community and marketing of Lomography has great personality.
I’m a nerd – it’s easy to be overwhelmed with trying to master photography
The toys are awesome
It’s fun!</li></li></ul><li>What is Lomography?<br />“Lomography is a Magazine, a Shop, and a Community dedicated to analo...
The Site<br /><ul><li>Like Flickr, on but drunk, eclectic, and for Lomography
Upload and tag photos, build your Lomohomealbums and Lomowalls
Earn Piggy Points for store credit
Read and write Tipsters
Enter Rumbles
Browse images by tag, camera, country, photographer, film
Buy cameras and accessories from the store – there’s always a deal on
GreateDM’s</li></li></ul><li>What is Lomography?<br />Many people also use the term “Lomography” to describe the style of ...
“I’ve got Instagram”<br />Instagram, Hipstamatic, Infinicam, Camera+ and such mimic the characteristics of lomographic and...
Mystery
Anticipation
Surprise
Your other senses
More control, and less</li></ul>One moment captured with one image, which may look technically “bad”, but which will captu...
Don’t think, Just shoot.<br />
Rule 1<br />Take your camera<br />EVERYWHERE<br />
Rule 2<br />Use it any time<br />DAY & NIGHT<br />
Rule 3<br />Lomography is not an interference to your life, but<br />PART OF IT<br />
Rule 4<br />Try the shot from<br />THE HIP<br />
Rule 5<br />Approach the subjects of your Lomographic desire as <br />CLOSE AS POSSIBLE<br />
Rule 6<br />DON’T THINK<br />
Rule 7<br />BE FAST<br />
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  1. 1. This presentation was prepared for attendees of Barcamp Auckland on Saturday 16th July, 2011. It’s not endorsed by Lomography. <br />All photographs are property of Anthea Whittle, except product photographs which are sourced via lomography.com.<br />
  2. 2. What to expect<br />What is Lomography?<br /> The Ten Golden Rules<br /> Diana F+ and Diana Mini<br /> Photo Recipes<br />Real live conversation!<br />
  3. 3. Snapshot<br /><ul><li>I like taking pictures!
  4. 4. The community and marketing of Lomography has great personality.
  5. 5. I’m a nerd – it’s easy to be overwhelmed with trying to master photography
  6. 6. The toys are awesome
  7. 7. It’s fun!</li></li></ul><li>What is Lomography?<br />“Lomography is a Magazine, a Shop, and a Community dedicated to analogue photography”<br />In the ‘90’s, two friends discovered the LomoKompakt Automat – a camera which created images like they had never seen before, with vibrant coloursand vignettes circling each photo.<br />The Lomography LC-A was discovered, and remains the “original” Lomo camera.<br />
  8. 8. The Site<br /><ul><li>Like Flickr, on but drunk, eclectic, and for Lomography
  9. 9. Upload and tag photos, build your Lomohomealbums and Lomowalls
  10. 10. Earn Piggy Points for store credit
  11. 11. Read and write Tipsters
  12. 12. Enter Rumbles
  13. 13. Browse images by tag, camera, country, photographer, film
  14. 14. Buy cameras and accessories from the store – there’s always a deal on
  15. 15. GreateDM’s</li></li></ul><li>What is Lomography?<br />Many people also use the term “Lomography” to describe the style of photography. Lomographic photos are:<br />Taken with “toy” cameras – particularly popular are the <br />Holga and Diana<br />Characterised by vignettes, light leaks, film grain, textures, dreamy soft focus<br />Always analogue – 35mm and 120mm film formats<br />A bit different!<br />
  16. 16. “I’ve got Instagram”<br />Instagram, Hipstamatic, Infinicam, Camera+ and such mimic the characteristics of lomographic and other styles of photography.<br />With Lomography, you have:<br /><ul><li>Extra consideration
  17. 17. Mystery
  18. 18. Anticipation
  19. 19. Surprise
  20. 20. Your other senses
  21. 21. More control, and less</li></ul>One moment captured with one image, which may look technically “bad”, but which will capture your memory with room for your own elaboration on the story.<br />
  22. 22. Don’t think, Just shoot.<br />
  23. 23. Rule 1<br />Take your camera<br />EVERYWHERE<br />
  24. 24. Rule 2<br />Use it any time<br />DAY & NIGHT<br />
  25. 25. Rule 3<br />Lomography is not an interference to your life, but<br />PART OF IT<br />
  26. 26. Rule 4<br />Try the shot from<br />THE HIP<br />
  27. 27. Rule 5<br />Approach the subjects of your Lomographic desire as <br />CLOSE AS POSSIBLE<br />
  28. 28. Rule 6<br />DON’T THINK<br />
  29. 29. Rule 7<br />BE FAST<br />
  30. 30. Rule 8<br />You don’t have to know beforehand what you<br />CAPTURED ON FILM<br />
  31. 31. Rule 9<br />AFTERWARDS EITHER<br />
  32. 32. Rule 10<br />Don’t worry about<br />ANY RULES<br />
  33. 33. Meet Diana<br />The original Diana was created in the 1960’s by the Great Wall Plastics Company in China.<br />It was created for promotions, and cost about $1 to make each. It was a failure.<br />In the early 1970’s, production ceased.<br />Artists loved the images from Diana cameras, and hunted them out for their dreamy soft focus, sharp saturated colours, and unpredictable blurring and light leaks.<br />The Lomographic Society International decided to recreate the Diana, and add some new features. The Diana F+ was released in 2007.<br />The Diana F+<br />
  34. 34. Clones<br />The original Diana inspired other companies to produce “clones”.<br />Clones usually had additional features, shapes and colours.<br />Dianas were also produced for clients like the Readers Digest as giveaways and promo gear.<br />Keeping with tradition, Lomography also produce clones for special events.<br />There are clones for music artists, characters and designers.<br />There was also a special release to raise funds for the Japan tsunami this year.<br />
  35. 35. Diana Mini<br />The little princess, with some extra features over her big sister:<br /><ul><li>Up to 36 square images to 35mm film
  36. 36. Or 72 images in Half Frame format
  37. 37. B setting for long exposures
  38. 38. Cable release
  39. 39. Multiple exposures
  40. 40. Flash compatible
  41. 41. Super light and compact
  42. 42. 35mm film which is easy to develop</li></li></ul><li>Photo Recipes<br />Kodak Gold 200 film, slightly cloudy/bright winter light. Half frame format. “Cloudy” aperture setting. One double exposure, one single exposure. Mini.<br />
  43. 43. Photo Recipes<br /><ul><li>Diana F+
  44. 44. Instant back
  45. 45. 400iso instaxfilm
  46. 46. F+ Flash
  47. 47. Low light
  48. 48. Fisheye lens
  49. 49. “Cloudy” aperture</li></li></ul><li>Photo Recipes<br />Kodak Gold 200 film. night/low light. F+ flash with pink light filter. <br />Half frame format. “Cloudy” aperture setting. Mini.<br />
  50. 50. Photo Recipes<br /><ul><li>Diana F+
  51. 51. 35mm Back
  52. 52. Square insert
  53. 53. 200 ISO Film
  54. 54. Double exposure
  55. 55. “Sunny” aperture
  56. 56. Bright, outdoor setting</li></ul>Scanned on a flatbed scanner using the Digitaliza 35mm Film Scanning Mask to show Sprocket holes.<br />
  57. 57. Photo Recipes<br /><ul><li>Diana Mini
  58. 58. 200 ISO Film
  59. 59. Full square frame format
  60. 60. Long exposure
  61. 61. “Cloudy” aperture
  62. 62. Night time
  63. 63. F+ Flash</li></ul>Flash fires when the shutter is released to stop motion in the main scene.<br />Holding the shutter open creates light trails in a night scene where there are lights ahead of the lens.<br />
  64. 64. Photo Recipes<br /><ul><li>Diana Mini
  65. 65. 200 ISO Film
  66. 66. Full square frame format
  67. 67. Double exposure
  68. 68. “Sunny” aperture
  69. 69. Bright day time</li></ul>The camera was held steady on railing.<br />First exposure was made when the jumper was on the board.<br />Second exposure in mid air.<br />Creates a “ghost” of the areas that have changed in the image between exposures.<br />
  70. 70. Photo Recipes<br /><ul><li>Diana Mini
  71. 71. 200 ISO Film
  72. 72. Full square frame format
  73. 73. Double exposure
  74. 74. “Sunny” aperture
  75. 75. Clear day time</li></ul>Exposures were taken quite quickly in succession to coordinate the different horizon lines.<br />First exposure: Solid shapes in upper half stay distinctive. <br />Second exposure: sky upper half, solid shapes in bottom half.<br />
  76. 76. ThanksBarcampers!<br />@antheaw<br />antheawhittle.com<br />anthea.whittle@gmail.com<br />Lomography.com/homes/antheaw<br />

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