Photography is like a living thing; it continuously grows. From film cameras to digicams, from developing pictures to saving them on memory cards, Photography has really gone with the flow of technological advancements.
These days, it’s pretty normal to see a camera with high shutter speed, high-resolution images, automatic settings, and all that kind of awesomeness. It is definitely fun to have such kind of gadget, but apparently, with these modern day things, we tend to forget about the old but original essence of photography.
Have you ever tried installing a fresh roll of film to a camera? Have you ever tried not seeing your photos until all of them have been developed? Have you ever been that patient…and excited?
Film Photography is something that this young generation of photographers should be able to try. Having experience with this traditional way of taking photos would surely make them more cautious with the process of taking pictures, instead of just clicking and deleting in just a matter of seconds.
Getting started with film photography is great with any of the toy cameras. However, personally I would prefer a Holga 120N as it is the most basic compared to the others. This toy camera will not only give you that old school photography experience, but also produce beautifully imperfect shots. With the light leaks that the camera may have, each photo will surely turn out different and special.
Toy Camera photography is also known as Lomography or simply Lomo. According to Lomography.com, There are 10 rules that define Lomography:
1. Take your camera everywhere you go.
2. Use it any time – day and night.
3. Lomography is not an interference in your life, but a part of it.
4. Try to shoot from the hip.
5. Approach the objects of your Lomographic desire as close as possible.
6. Don’t think.
7. Be fast.
8. You don’t have to know beforehand what you captured on film.
9. Afterwards either.
10. Don’t worry about any rules!
So whether you’re a seasoned photographer, or just starting out in taking pictures, a Lomo cam is perfect for you! Get a starter kit from Hobstr and you will surely enjoy going back to basics! Aside from the camera, film rolls are also included in the kit. But that’s not all. An online community and an online journal will also be provided by Hobstr.