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Anna May 21, 2010 at 12:54 am

hey Marthe,
For my polaroid prints, I scanned them myself and then took the files to a professional photo lab to get them printed there.

P.S. Great post!


Mausumi May 23, 2010 at 11:54 am

Thank you for letting me know! I’ve been wondering about this for a while.. :)


Emily May 21, 2010 at 4:40 am

I have a tip for beginners who want to save money, don’t buy anything from the official Lomography site! it is way too overpriced and you can get better deals at a local photography store or even online (through B&H, Adorama, or Freestyle). while the Lomo LC-A may take beautiful pictures, I (PERSONALLY) do not consider it a true loom camera. it’s not shoddily made! lomography is all about mistakes and I don’t think the LC-A even lets you make mistakes.


Mausumi May 23, 2010 at 11:56 am

I totally agree, this is a great tip! I bought my holga from the lomo store and later found I could have gotten 3 holgas for the price of one at ebay.

I have to disagree about the LC-A, but I see your point. It does take the kind of pictures I associate with lomography though, with vignettes and smooth colors.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts and tips! :)


PinkBow May 22, 2010 at 12:07 pm

i would really love to experiment with some of the toy cameras but the film puts me off


Mausumi May 23, 2010 at 11:58 am

Then you should try the digital harinezumi! It’s a digital toy camera-ish little thing you can take everywhere! It takes unpredictable and lovely photos!


Liss May 24, 2010 at 12:46 pm

great article. I also wrote some tips on my blog for the Diana Mini,

I highly recommend starting with that little gem.

this reminds me I have a ton of pictures I need to scan and add to my lomo home page, so you have a home on lomography?


Liss May 24, 2010 at 12:52 pm

make that *do you have a lomo home? mine is daydreamlily, friend me :)


Dottie May 30, 2010 at 4:23 am

This is great – thanks for taking the time to put it all together! I’ve had a Holga and Diana Mini both for a few months. So far I use the Holga only for B&W. I agree that the best photos are double exposure mistakes. The Diana Mini is my favorite, except several roles have snapped in half while shooting. This is kinda horrifying and makes me very nervous about using it to shoot during my upcoming vacation to France. I’d love to hear if you have any tips on preventing that.


Mausumi June 11, 2010 at 5:02 pm

I think the Diana Mini is my favorite too.

When it comes to the film snapping, you must be very careful when you forward the film. Remember that half-frames are very small! And if it feels hard to push forward, then don’t push at all. I hope this helps! But remember, the mistakes and failure and unpredictability is what makes it fun and exciting!


Marion Rieper May 31, 2010 at 5:06 pm

Thanks very much, I have found this very useful!


Mausumi June 11, 2010 at 5:02 pm

Thank you!


Rachel June 11, 2010 at 4:47 pm

I LOVE Lomography, and this post was so helpful! I’m really looking forward to getting into the darkroom and developing my first reel of film I’ve just shot!


Mausumi June 11, 2010 at 5:00 pm

I’m glad you liked it!

And darkroom is a lot of fun! I wish I had prioritized to do it more the last year!


Mike March 14, 2011 at 4:40 pm

Great cover, just wondering how to do multiple exposure to LC-A?


Debbie August 18, 2011 at 10:16 pm

So helpful! :) I LOVE the vintage look of lomo but I’m awful with all the photography jargon and technical stuff. I think I’m going to start out with the Diana….and from what I’ve read I’m better going for the 35mm rather than the 120mm because the 120mm is more expensive and harder to get developed? I’m a complete novice so not looking to spend TOO much to begin with :) (Sorry if I don’t make sense all the film sizes and types make my head hurt..)


Madison September 11, 2011 at 4:46 am

I haven’t got a camera yet and really have no experience but I’m asking for a camera for my birthday next month, fingers crossed I get one!
Thanks for your help! Now I know exactly what to ask for :)


Ruiting (@lovelivfe) November 7, 2011 at 1:51 pm

I really love this post!!! And your photos looks really good. Love the tips that you gave, they’re very useful especially for people don’t know much about films. You make it really easy to understand. :D

I just got a Diana Mini to do more travel photography and I saw this post and confirm that I didn’t make a wrong choice.


Mattias Olsson November 7, 2011 at 10:06 pm

Great post! If you want some film tips for your Holga, Diana or other medium format cameras, please check out my 120 film site.


sniitz May 2, 2012 at 9:32 am

thank you for the helpful tipps and sites! i am new to lomography ^^°


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