northernlight wrote:The photography school near me has a Summer School where it has a week-long course in Lomography for the first time - will be attending that. Should be fun! I think that we get to mess around with Diana, Holga, Coloursplash cameras, then get to develop the films ourselves.
Just finished this class, and really enjoyed it!
Spent a good bit of time using the following cameras: Diana, Holga, Fisheye - also a little bit with one of those Action Cameras.
I took photographs in both 35m and medium format, and in both black and white and colour.
I pretty much fell in love with medium format! It is such a wonderful shape of photo (it is square, rather than 6 by 4, etc).
I did get the impression that good light is pretty important when taking lomo photos, esp in colour - I didn't find the flash to be so great.
I would really recommend a fisheye camera - am certainly planning on buying one. The results that we got with the action camera were great fun too.
I enjoyed using the Holga - but sometimes I forgot to wind the film on, so had a few unplanned double exposures - which sometimes worked, sometimes didn't. I found the focus a bit iffy for my black and white photos, but great for my colour ones. Can't quite fathom that!
Will be out and about photographing with a mini-Diana that I have borrowed over the weekend - am looking forward to it! I have found that I do have to get closer to subjects than anticipated, which takes a little getting used to - but is still great fun nonetheless..
I noticed that a few people have posted that they have Dianas. I am wondering how they have got on with theirs, and whether they have any tips for using this?