I embraced Lomography and plastic cameras because it was a new challenge-period. Five years ago I took an advanced photography class and the teacher told us that we would use a plastic camera with bi-weekly showings and then a final portfolio. In a word I was annoyed. In many light leaks, soft focus, blank rolls. I paid for this? My first class showing sucked! Underexposed, blurry and just bad. I’m sure that the pure lomographers who are reading this are going nuts! After all there are NO RULES in lomography.
When someone says that there are no rules, guess what? That’s a rule. I opened myself up to plastic I did not completely embrace “shoot your feet, it is art.” I found a lot of these types of photos on the web. I knew what I didn’t want to produce and finding examples of what I did was rare. I found solace in brushing up on film, color and black and white and infrared, and of course light. Holga says f-8 and no controls. I found two additional controls of my own.
This was a challenge and I’m always up for one in creating good stills. I prefer the Holga 120 and the only Lomography camera that I truly love and use is the Sprocket Rocket its 35mm. I shop Fleabay (Ebay) often, I bought my first Mamiya C330F off of it with all of the lenses. It’s a tank so if you don’t workout and/or have good shoulder strength skip it.
What do you think about film, the Lomography movement and photography in general? Click on comments I really want to know. I’m neither a purist nor a snob. I take pictures with my iPhone but none are posted here.