Thursday, September 20, 2012
Giveaway: Win an awesome camera from lomography.com
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 register! Easy!
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.
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.