Technique Thursday — Toy Camera Shots

I love toy cameras.  So simple.. no settings (or hardly any).. just push the button.

I’m a huge fan of the lomo camera — lc-a+ and lomo wide.

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And I love to shoot cross processed film like the Lomography X-Pro Chrome 35mm Color Slide Film ISO 100 (3-Pack) on toy cameras.

Tips with toy cameras:

– find out the distance settings and use them (arms’s length usually works for the closest setting)
– shoot with the sun behind you or in open shade (don’t try back lighting especially with cross processed film)
– use brightly colored film or black and white
– simplicity rules.. try to frame simple compositions and don’t forget the rule of thirds
– have fun! shoot from the hip and go for broke.

Links:

wendylaurel.com

jenmayphotography.com

www.leijea.com

nomirrorslap.tumblr.com

www.helenasofia.com

www.darcybenincosa.com

http://jessicaschillingphotography.com

www.annkathrinkoch.com

4 Comments

  • Kristin says:

    I love this feature….I was inspired by Wendy Laurel’s toy camera work and recently picked up a LOMO-LC-A+……I am in love with it! It’s a brilliant, compact and fun camera and the colors rocks. Thank you for sharing these tips and fun compositions!

  • Wendy says:

    If you guys love lomo work.. you should try the book Hot Shots by Kevin Meredith on Amazon. Its super cheap but gives a ton of good tips of shooting with cameras like the lomo and tons of great examples.

  • D'Arcy says:

    Wendy, the cross processing on your images is amazing and unlike any I have seen. I think I’m off to buy some lomo film and a lomo wide camera! So in love with the color palette of your life!

  • Chrissy says:

    I heart my sweet little yellow blackbird fly the best 🙂 just looking at that camera just makes me happy.

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