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…are such beautiful
A close friend of mine got married 2 weeks ago in KL. It was fun that a group of us flew up to KL for a short weekend getaway as well as to attend his wedding, The wedding was very stylish and elegantly done. Held in the garden of one of the most luxurious hotels in KL, The Carcosa Sri Negara amidst the lush greenery of the Lake Gardens, away from the annoying hustle and bustle of downtown KL.
Since it was a garden wedding, I took the opportunity to shoot the wedding in Lomo. For this occasion, I chose to use the Kodak Elitechrome 100 (Expired) colored slides, pairing it with my Holga 135BC. It was my first time using Elitechrome but my second using Kodak. The cross-processed slides gives a very vivid and high contrast colors. Visible vignetting is visible giving the photos a dreamy, old skool feel. I hope that Bride and Groom liked the pictures because I sure did have fun snapping away during the wedding!
Lomography was introduced to me by my friend Desmond. He shared with me a link to the lomography website showing a Diana F+. Then I really was not very amused by the plasticky look of the camera and the oversized flash. Except the fact that it looked cute and vintage (I ♥ most things vintage!).
I must admit, it really did not catch much of my attention then. Then one day my husband (then bf) borrowed Desmond’s Diana F+ to play. We went to Sentosa for YF’s birthday and we took the camera out to play. The results were quite disappointing. Since it was a medium format camera, the processing of the film is also very costly.
Nonetheless, I was not satisfied at all. Hence I started reading photography blogs and forums regarding lomography. That was the start of my love affair with the plastic, analogue camera. I bought my first lomography toy camera in Taipei in a toy shop. I had only shot it once with regular film. The results are again very average. It didn’t look like those beautiful pictures I see in Lomotion. Convinced that I need to get a proper lomography camera, I bought my first (and only) lomography camera online. It was a Holga 135BC. I fell in love with the tunnel effect on the BC version of Holga. And I got the 35mm version because I just know if the post processing of the film is too costly, I might just give up.
I started using my Holga with a roll of Kodak 400 negatives. And then tried a roll of red-scale film from lomography website. I made the mistake of taking most of the pictures indoors with a flash. Lomo cameras should really be for the great outdoors if you are a noob!
Then I discovered slides. Slides, to those who don’t know, are positives. The regular films analogue cameras use are negatives. Slides are not. With the holga, you can cross-process your slides taken with the holga and the results is astonishing. What you will get is a picture with the color so vivid, it will make you tear. The tunnel effect is amplified making the picture mysterious and interesting.
Since then, I have never looked back. My favorite to work with is slides, x-processed, for now. There are so many things that I want to do with my camera, night shots for one. Pretty soon I will take shots of a garden wedding with my Holga… I am looking forward to that.
Hope it turns out well
Lomography: Don’t think, just shoot!
I finally have the time to complete the Cambodia trip post. Mostly camwhoring pictures…lol. We had great company, great fun in that trip. I wish we could do it again.
Went shopping with Shevonne last night, had loads of fun. It was so long since the last time we went shopping and really miss how much fun we have each time we went out. Anyways saw this absolutely cute bow watch in Aldo that costs only $35~! plus 10% additional discount with UOB card!! So we do what BFFs and bimbos do, WE GOT THE SAME WATCH!!!….hehehe