Thursday, September 20, 2012

Giveaway: Win an awesome camera from lomography.com

Win a La Sardina Camera on my blog this week!

I started taking photos when I was just a kid and my first cameras were a polaroid that my mom used for her work and a purple Le Clic camera (remember those?).  My dad and I developed our own film in our family basement and I've been hooked ever since.  These days I shoot mostly digital but shooting film and trying different cameras are the roots of my photography passion.  So when lomography.com contacted me to test out one of their awesome analogue cameras the clear answer was "obviously!"

You probably know about my love for the Instagram app (ok, I'm obsessed) but a digital filter, while definitely fun, is nothing like the real thing and waiting for your film to develop and seeing the results in your hands for the first time.

The lomography shop has so many cameras to choose from and I went with La Sardina.  They have a bunch of really cool options (stripes, color blocking, patterns!) but I loved the DIY version that I can dress-up on my own.  For such a tiny, plastic camera, La Sardina has some pretty amazing features.  I LOVE that it comes with a wide-angle, you can shoot multiple exposures, and it has a bulb setting.  Plus it has a powerful flash with an awesome name: Fritz the Blitz! The small book that comes with the camera has some great tips and shows incredible photos taken with the camera.  I need more practice with mine and I can't wait to experiment more.  Just waiting to get my film back was so exciting.  Remember the anticipation?!  I really miss the spirit of film and never really knowing what you were going to get...especially with a plastic, toy camera!

So, the folks at Lomography are generously giving away a La Sardina DIY camera to one of my readers!  

Here's how to enter:

1.  Leave a comment below AND visit the Lomography site here to registerEasy!

2.  You can also get an extra entry by tweeting about the giveaway with a link to my blog.  
@ciaochessa and @lomography

And more great news!  They're offering Ciao, Chessa! readers a $10 online store credit.  Click here to get a voucher.  Happy shopping!

The giveaway is open until next Thursday, September 27th.

So what are you waiting for?  Good luck!


These photos were all taken with La Sardina on my trip to Miami earlier this month and if you'd like to see the difference you can check out some digital photos taken with my Nikon here and some shots from my Instagram feed here.

A Lomography Giveaway on my Blog!

Copyright Monica L. Shulman

Copyright Monica L. Shulman

Copyright Monica L. Shulman

Copyright Monica L. Shulman

Copyright Monica L. Shulman

Copyright Monica L. Shulman

A Lomography Giveaway on my Blog!

Copyright Monica L. Shulman

A Lomography Giveaway on my Blog!

Copyright Monica L. Shulman

Disclosure: I received a free camera and film from Lomography but I'm partnering with Lomography because I truly love their products.  You can learn more about my giveaways and sponsorships here.

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34 comments:

Brenna said...

I love the Lomography shop! I have a holga and i'd love to expand my camera collection with a Diana or La Sardina!!!!

Meredith said...

Great photos, especially of the little : )

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Eeek! This is analogue camera heaven! Thanks for the chance!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

TheBeautyFile said...

This is an AMAZING giveaway!!! I'd love the chance!! xoxoxo

Genea Bailey said...

This is so great, I hope I win :D

Meg said...

I've been asking Santa for a camera for the last few Christmases - fingers crossed! Great giveaway xo

Lily said...

Great giveaway! Fingers crossed x

cosmicpinay80 said...

Awesome giveaway! And, great photos! I love the wide lens of this camera.

Alice Olive said...

Fabulous!

rebecca said...

love the photo of your beachy self. such an awesome giveaway!!

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Jen said...

I would love a camera like this. Always wanted one. Love your beach pictures!

Hilary Weissman said...

Would love a lomography camera, heard about it from TheBeautyFile!

Mary Frances said...

I love this giveaway! This would be so much fun to have.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

I've totally been coveting a La Sardinia DIY camera! Thanks for the opportunity!

Rowena @ rolala loves

suzy said...

i want this i want this i want this

amyorvin said...

Thank you for the Amazing giveaway. I just registered.

2dogs5catscrew@att.net

amyorvin said...

I tweeted for an extra entry-https://twitter.com/amyorvin/status/249189488985780224

twitter name: @amyorvin

2dogs5catscrew@att.net

Monica L. Shulman said...

Thanks so much for entering everyone and best of luck! As a reminder, you can also receive a $10 coupon to the lomography store! the link is in the post. x

Jennie said...

I need a new camera! Would love to win! :)

SAUCY | f. | BABY said...

Hi!

------------------ I'd love to win this camera for my sister! She loves photography & her birthday's in November, so this camera would be perfect!

------------------- Just signed up under: saucy.baby21 [at] gmail [dot] [com]

Thank you SO much for the chance! :D

--- Nicole O.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

I just tweeted as well!

Gen251 said...

Registered! Thanks for the chance! Melissa Alvarado

stefanie gladden said...

thanks for the great giveaway!!

stefanie gladden said...

tweeted - https://twitter.com/steffers516/status/250366545073676289

Ashley said...

OMG this is sooooo exciting!!! I need a camera so bad. i barely ever blog anymore because my cell phone photos just arent cutting it:( fingers, toes and eyes crossed!!!!!!!!

ARH said...

It would be so much fun to win one of these! Thanks for the giveaway!

Monica L. Shulman said...

thank you so much for signing up everyone and best of luck!

Monica L. Shulman said...

By the way, you can all receive a $10 voucher to the lomography shop...check out the details in the post:) thanks, again! x

Savories of Life said...

My camera just broke so this would be grand!

Esther Turay said...

Winning this would be so awesome. I have always wanted a film camera from Lomography yet I've never had the money.

Amy Denev said...

My earlier comment never showed up! This would be a fun one to win, I've used a holga before, and I'd love to try th La Sardina. The photos you made with it are beautiful! - Amy

Deborah Yun said...

I first met La Sardina at the Santa Monica Lomography store party... and it was love at first sight. I especially adore the material the camera is made of and its unique design. I have a bunch of film in my fridge I've been meaning to use creatively. - deborah

Anonymous said...

Looks like fun, I'm sure I would love it!