I went hiking up to Widgeon Falls last summer with my best friend. Widgeon Falls is located in Pinecone Burke Provincial Park in BC. I’ve done this canoe trip on Widgeon Creek and hike up to the falls many times before and I am never disappointed by the beauty of the park. Up at the falls that day, I saw these two teenagers sticking their faces into the cool creek waters and couldn’t resist snapping a few shots.
You may have been wondering why this film photography blog is titled Going Lomo. Lomo, short for Lomography, is a style of photography using vintage and toy cameras. Lomo photos are often characterized by saturated colours and vignetting around the corners. The ‘Lomo look’ can be achieved by cross-processing E-6 slide film in chemicals meant to develop C-41 colour negatives. This look is often replicated digitally using apps such as Instagram, but film is where it started. Lomography is what inspired me to pick up a film camera again. It’s fun to see what can be created by using old cameras and vintage film!
This is the first post in a new series I’m calling Around the ‘Net. The focus of this series is to share the many wonderful resources on film photography found around the Internet. Here’s a few to get you started. These three webpages are a good place to learn more about Lomography: