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How to Shoot Photos at Night

By Jean Mendoza on at

When doing night photography, it is essential to know some tips and techniques that will help you attain beautiful pictures. Here are some tips that you can follow when doing night photography:

Lomography's Manchester Store Opens 16th December

By Kat Hannaford on at

Just in case you hadn't got the message yet, film photography is far from dead -- in fact, Lomography is about to open its first UK store outside of London, in Manchester. Located at 20 Oldham Street in the northern quarter, they're throwing an opening party for fans of the brand on the 16th of December from 6pm.

The Impossible Project: No Plans to Revive the Dead Kodachrome

By Kat Hannaford on at

The idea of pressing a button and seeing a photo pop out and develop in front of your eyes may be an old idea, but it's recently been introduced to a new crowd thanks to The Impossible Project, which began three years ago after Polaroid announced it was ceasing instant film production. I caught up with their founder Dr. Florian Kaps this film week to discuss future products, and to find out why their film isn't as expensive as everyone thinks it is.

Top Tips For Buying Second-Hand Film Cameras

By Pvalyk on at

There are more things to check in a camera besides the aesthetics. Buying a used product comes with many risks: malfunctions, scratches or hidden flaws that the seller might not say about the camera. Many of these can be prevented, especially if you’re buying online. Here are a few guidelines to follow and see if you’re buying a working camera or not:

How to Make a Pinhole Camera From an Egg

Since I started pinhole-ing the world, I've had the strongest desire to make a special camera, with the purpose of shooting just one photograph. The purpose was to sacrifice the camera in the process of photo creation – I wanted the camera to become the photograph. To help you understand, the process from the camera to the photograph is the same that ties the baby bird to the egg: the bird grows protected from the shell and when it's ready, it breaks the egg and comes out.

30 Ways to Hack Your Next Roll of Film

By Libby Plummer on at

The glory of good ol’ fashioned film photography is that you never know exactly what results you’re going to get. There’s no handy LCD screen on which to review your shots, so you’re completely at the mercy of your film -- though half the fun is that any mistakes can be passed off as intentionally-arty effects. Here are some top tips to get you started...

Welcome to Film Photography Week

By Kat Hannaford on at

I still remember the day I ditched my old film Canon and "upgraded" to a 4-megapixel digital Ricoh camera. But recently I've gone back a few steps, savouring the creativity that courses through my veins every time I pop a roll of 35mm into a camera, and the fear of the impending, unknown results. Whether you shoot film or not, I hope you learn something from Giz UK's first theme week.

Lomokino Is Lomography's Dinky 35mm Video Camera

By Kat Hannaford on at

Styled kind of like an old Kodak Brownie, Lomography's first-ever video camera, the Lomokino, shoots video on ordinary rolls of 35mm film with a little crank of a handle. Capable of squeezing up to 50 seconds of footage onto a standard 36-frame roll, the finished results are a real throw back to ye olden days.