Spring Soho Lomo Party

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We’re sorry we have been a little quiet on here recently… we’ve been feeling a little uninspired… but the UK weather is hopefully starting to turn and we are ready to PARTY!!!!! 

We’ve been chatting to the lovely Liana from Lomography Gallery store Soho and decided to have a little party to celebrate a number of things (see below), but we would also like to meet the people behind lomolovers… all of you who have contributed and been involved and hopefully have a good old chat and be inspired to make this years set of books!!

Sooooo….

If you love all things analogue then load up your favourite film camera and join us as we celebrate the joys of this medium. There will be competitions, prizes, music, drinks and a whole lot more. Lomography are launching the first ever Film Photography day and the best way to celebrate this is with a huge party! This is the perfect opportunity to meet up with fellow fanatics from all over the UK to share your fascination with all things film.

The first 30 guests who bring a friend will get a £5 Lomography voucher! There will be the usual mix of drinks and music AND you can have your photo taken with the Belair 6-12 camera.

If that wasn’t enough there will be competitions, raffles and the chance to have a go on our brand new Smartphone Film Scanner, so bring along your 35 mm negatives and have a go yourself.

All this takes place on Friday April 12th from 6-9pm and is absolutely FREE!

Guest Post by SquarePegPinhole.com

Herschel from SquarePegPinhole has been kind enough to share his post on scanning Xpro films different ways, here’s his expert tips:

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Scanning Xpro Film Two Different Ways For Two Different Looks

These are straight scans of the same image using my Epson Perfection V500. The one on the left was scanned as a negative and auto inverted by the Epson software. The one on the right was scanned as a positive and inverted using Photoshop.
The point…two very different looks from the same negative.
I don’t process my own color film. I used to rely on the company developing the film to do my scans as well. The scans typically had a red or orange cast, like the one on the left. Being new to cross processing I assumed it was just a natural result of using C-41 chemicals on E-6 film. It was only when I got my scanner that I realized.
So, was the photo lab being absent-minded or should cross processed film be scanned as negative?
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Obviously, which version is better is subjective, so if you have your own scanner, you may want to scan both ways and see which you prefer (or I’m sure there’s some magic PhotoShop trick that will do the job for you).
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Competition winner announcement

Last volume we featured 2 competitions! One was to get your hands on a James Butler special Double Dip

Soooooooo we have a winner!!!!

Nicola Carney from Leeds

Your Double Dip will be on it’s way to your shortly!

Guest post: For the love of Lomography

A little while back we asked for people to contribute to our blog, as after all we like to think we are more of a community at lomo lovers as without you  we would have nothing to show!

So the lovely Elisa got in contact with us and wanted to share a little project she has been working on….

For the love of Lomography

Elisa had just featured a compilation of lomographs in her current project ‘Marketplace’. She invited nine other lomographers to go to traditional markets in Jakarta and capture the atmosphere and items unique to individual locations with various Lomography cameras. The ten succeed in presenting a sense of nostalgia through the lomographs, creating an alluring marriage between dramatic camera effects and the environments of the markets. They were recently published on online publication Whiteboard Journal, here’s the link to the full article: http://whiteboardjournal.com/features/focus/marketplace.html

Markets are recognized as a place of public gatherings, where buyers and sellers meet for trade, a place not only restrained for its commodities and services but a social setting where livelihood and interaction occur. Markets, in this context, traditional markets found in big cities as Jakarta are known as a knowledgeable witness where culture and identity is formed. As part of our internship programme, the following feature by Elisa Kuswari takes you to visually appreciate 10 traditional markets of Jakarta that captures the vibrant characters through the eyes of 10 selected lomographers. We present to you a nostalgic piece entitled Marketplace: Heritage & Identity. 

We would like to see what you’ve been up to with film photography! If you want to be featured on here then just drop us an email at lomolovers@hotmail.com

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