Friday, February 6, 2009

Death To Pixels

Do you remember how exciting it used to be to pick up film? Or deciding if it was worth an extra buck to speed up the process 23 hours? Do you remember the days when grain added texture that wasn't mathematically perfect? We miss those days. We miss looking through actual photo albums. We miss the old, beautiful pictures of our parents at the beach or playing tennis with wooden rackets.
I remember growing up wishing I could take pictures like that. The colors were always so vibrant. There was a degree of warmth I couldn't get on my camera and still can't get today with a digital camera. It turns out the camera was the problem! We are proud to bring you cameras from Lomography that guaranty to provide you memories your kids will try to emulate with technology you don't understand.

First up is the Diana. It's a medium format camera which means you can blow up that incredible shot of your dog as big as you want. The pictures from this camera are breathtaking. We have it with and without the flash, but both are starter packs that come with a great book that will help you learn the ways of the Diana. It has some pretty inspiring shots in it as well.

The Holga is kind of a cult classic. Each on has it's own personality. You'll get over exposures, under exposures, light leaks... It will make you look like a genius.

The Oktomat has 8 lenses that shoot 8 little pictures in the same frame in rapid succession. There is even a tool on the website that lets you upload the shots and it turns them into a movie!

The Action sampler is the same idea with 4 lenses.

Lomography is all about community as well. So once you get your camera there are micro sites for each one. People share pictures, mods and tips.


Kacey Anisa Stamats said...

h my goodness these look wonderful. Did I understand correctly if I think I might be able to find one in your shop?

Tigertree said...

Yeah, I just put them out!

Lisa the Waitress said...

I bought an Oktomat on Saturday and had lots of fun taking pictures. BUT - a word of warning. You will want to take your pictures outside during the day time!!

Even with 400 film, the camera needs lots of light. Should be really great for those freewheeling summer days.

Anonymous said...

I am so excited to buy these!!! I've been such a big fan of lomography, but I haven't been as big a fan of shipping, so this is awesome!!!

BlueGirlInk and One20 Farm said...

I have one of these and love it!

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