When I decided to enter the world of photography I only had a compact pink camera that didn’t work. The focus was all over the place and the pictures were a mess. So, the first thing I had to do was buy a new camera. Of course digital was the only way to go as the course I was about to begin was called Digital 1… need to say more?
So, my first real approach to this world was with digital photography. However, analogue always had a place in a corner of my mind. I remember my dad’s old camera haunting me every time I walked through that aisle in front of my room, staring at me, daring me to try it. I don’t know exactly why, but I feared film.
However, that fear is long gone and now I only feel love and extreme excitement for analogue photography. Last year I came to Barcelona during my vacations and my brother took me to a Lomography store. I was completely amazed. There were sample pictures of how the photos turned out and it was a feast to my eyes. I had, just had to try this. So I bought my very own lomo cam. A perfect, beautiful Diana F+, and started shooting away.
And what better place to start than the beautiful city of Barcelona? Here are some of my first lomo pics.
Trying it one time was enough for me to love it. Shooting without exposure measures, without shutter speed calculations, just with my own knowledge and instincts is an amazing experience. Plus, the intrigue of not knowing how the photos turned out until the film is developed is extremely exiting. Besides, there is something very special about lomography cameras. The feel of the pictures, the colors the style, everything makes it very unique.
My dad’s camera doesn’t hunt me anymore. I’m not longer afraid of film! I recommend everyone with love for photography to try it, and if you do, I hope you love as much as I do.