Make It An Analogue Day + Giveaway!

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Do you ever shoot with film? Do you ever take a moment away from your precious smartphone to press down on the shutter of a real film camera? Personally, I love to shoot analogue. I love the excitement of getting back a roll of film and never quite knowing what the results will be. Sometimes it works out and sometimes it doesn’t – you never really know but sometimes you get some amazing images out of it. My favourite cameras for experimenting are Lomography cameras. I have been shooting on various forms of  LOMO for over 10 years. Recently, I’ve been shooting on a DianaMini, Action Sampler and the La Sardina. The best time to take photos is obviously in the summer – the light is perfect and there is so much more to capture than in the hibernating months of winter. Just sharing a sampling here of my favourite images i have taken as of late. Every time I travel, I try to bring my cameras with me to really capture a different side of my travels.

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Shooting on a sunny day is best – you can really capture some amazing images. Flowers photograph amazing with a LOMO camera – a certain nostalgic vibe rings through and just looks incredible.

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I also love shooting at night with a coloured flash. Great for capturing your pals in a bar or while out for dinner – you can come up with some amazing images on a night to remember.

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Because I love my LOMO cameras so much, especially my new La Sardina, I thought it would be great to partner with Lomography Canada to do a giveaway for my lovely readers. I want you to start shooting analogue this summer and I am going to do so by giving away a La Sardina St. Tropez Fontanette!

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Entering is simple! Leave a comment here with your name & email address about why you want to shoot analogue this summer! The contest is open to Canadian readers only. Contest ends on May 24th and will be announced here.

For more chances to win, follow Lomography Canada here on Facebook and here on Twitter. After you have done so, leave a comment here to let us know that you have done so.

Good luck & stay analogue!

Here are some great images shot with a La Sardina from Lomography to get you inspired:

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  1. I love finding old cameras at thrift stores and shooting pictures. There’s always something special about the outcome. Whether its a light leak, or scratches, or the way the way it focuses, when shooting with old cameras and film the pictures have a personality all their own.
    I love shooting with film in the summer because its a magical time of sunshine and sociability. The best moments can be captured on film and I’m forced to print them instead of letting them sit on my computer. I’m always excited to get the photos back from the developer or even when I’m lucky enough to develop them myself at the university photo lab. There’s something so lovely about having physical pictures to put up around the house to look at on cold cozy winter days to look back and look forward to another beautiful summer day.

  2. S Y Chase

    Would love to win this to capture summer holidays with family & friends!!!
    Good luck everyone!!

  3. michelle

    I am doing a 9 day road trip with my husband and son through the eastern side of the US. This would be great to snap quality artistic shots by the ocean and all the other odd stops we will make along the way.

  4. Jessica L

    Shooting analogue in the summer is my absolute favorite! People are out and about and having a wonderful time in the sun, so it’s a perfect time to catch a random moment of awesomeness!

  5. Rayce

    I’d like to shoot analogue because I’m going to Australia and my brother’s getting married. From what I’ve seen these cameras have a lot of character, and I’d like something unique to remember both situations by for me and my only sibling.

  6. LG

    Great giveaway! I have some fun events coming up this summer that I’d love to capture in this special way! Plus, film guarantees my photos will have a physical home–and not just be posted on Facebook! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  7. LG

    Also ‘liked’ on Facebook and followed on Twitter, both!

  8. mir&a

    Yes please! I would love to capture the mountains

  9. This post excited me so much! I fell in love with toy cameras when I lived in Korea. You could find cute little four-framers that made a funny sound when the shutter released for only $14 at the bookstore! After just a few months, I had amassed 10 cameras! Yikes! Among them, I had a polaroid, a Diana Mini, and a fisheye, but my absolute favorite has been my Diana Spinner 360. If you’re interested, check out the post I did using it here: http://annekeforbes.com/wide-angle-rockies/. I want to shoot with analogue this summer for the same reason I want to shoot analogue any time of the year; film is the bomb-diggity, and next level awesome when shot through a quirky lens. Even the most mundane can be rendered glorious! La Sardina would be an excellent addition to my toy camera family because although I have a wide-angle lens for my Diana F+, the convenience of 35mm would make it way more likely to come along with me on my travels this summer. I’ve liked Lomography on Facebook and Twitter as well.
    Thanks Kait!
    Anneke

    http://www.annekeforbes.com/journal

  10. I would literally take this camera everywhere and shoot whatever I found interesting. I go camping in July and it’d be really awesome to take some shots up there. I also go to Canada’s Wonderland in the summer and I would take it there to take some shots of roller coasters and Windseeker (that’s my favourite ride). After that i’d get them developed and start a wall of film photography in my bedroom. I’ve always wanted to do that.

    I fell in love with film photography before I started college. I’ve never owned an analog camera but I would love love love to. I’m going to college for Graphic Design, so sometimes I add grain, light leaks, etc to my digital photos to make them look like they were taken on film. Haha. Anyways, thanks for having this contest :)

  11. David

    Catching moments with my 2.65 yr old with this beauty would be best! Off to Iceland in June… the perfect accompaniment, no?
    Thanks!
    (have also liked Lomo Canada Fb and twitter) : )

  12. Amanda

    This camera looks amazing! Would love to be able to take some awesome pics of summer adventures with actual film!

  13. Jonathon Thiessen

    I love taking pictures of all life’s prescious moments!

  14. Hi Kait!

    I think it would be rad to win a La Sardina so that I can expand my collection of snaps around Calgary (YYC represent!) and also because I am heading down to L.A and would love to take some cool, nostalgic-like pictures of that area of California… especially at the Rose Bowl Flea Market!

    Best Wishes,

    Janet

    ps. I am now following on Twitter!

  15. Katie

    Awesome contest! I have been wanting to get a LOMO camera for a while now, but haven’t been able to make the investment. Would love, love LOVE to capture local fun happenings (I’m thinking patios especially…), this summer’s trip to Saskatchewan (woo!) and I am already imagining the amazing film photo possibilities for a possible trip to Vegas I the fall! Swooning over this camera….

    Good luck to all!

    PS Liked and followed : )

  16. Irene S

    Can we say gorgeous? I’ve always loved the quality of film over digital. Plus the surprise of not actually knowing what your picture will look like right away is actually quite fun. Yay for analogue – plus I think I have shoes that match this camera :)

  17. Erin

    I love analogue for capturing vacations and outings. The surprise of not knowing just what will come out adds yet another layer of meaning to the event maing it even more special.

    From scooter & bike rides, to patios parties and road trips out of town this camera would be perfect for my summer. Thanks ;-)

  18. mmg

    since discovering a wealth of cheap disposables at the dollar store a couple of years ago, i’ve had a lot of fun snapping cheesy (and sometimes beautiful) shots of friends and family on film. not having the option to scroll through numerous filters or take multiple re-shots for vanity’s sake allows me get back to the moment that inspired the photo in the first place.

    …and then, usually about three months later, i get to to re-live them all over again when i receive my kodak CD with multiple rolls back from evil old walmart (a cheap convieniance, what can i say). that being said, if i won the lomo i would attempt to develop myself at a neat studio that just opened up in london (mediumlondon.com).

    cool contest, kait! here are my snaps if you want to take a gander: https://plus.google.com/photos/110286611389009115685/albums/5684299542321604049?authkey=CKKY1Yiy8sTPvAE

  19. I posted a comment but it says its on moderation.

    I would literally take this camera everywhere and shoot whatever I found interesting. I go camping in July and it’d be really awesome to take some shots up there. I also go to Canada’s Wonderland in the summer and I would take it there to take some shots of roller coasters and Windseeker (that’s my favourite ride). After that i’d get them developed and start a wall of film photography in my bedroom. I’ve always wanted to do that.

    I fell in love with film photography before I started college. I’ve never owned an analog camera but I would love love love to. I’m going to college for Graphic Design, so sometimes I add grain, light leaks, etc to my digital photos to make them look like they were taken on film. Haha. Anyways, thanks for having this contest

  20. What is the “life line” of a blogger? Answer: Camera!!
    We are always on-the-go, so having a handy camera (other than instagram) that’ll produce artsy photos instantly would be super awesome! Don’t you think? :)

  21. Emmy

    I love photography and always have<3

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