To try something new is to create something new. Staying true to our promise to make the hub of analogue photography we are dedicating this new feature to all Do-It-Yourself enthusiasts out there. Unlike the past, the focus is no longer on the Diana or the Holga. With Tipster we are opening up the field to all Lomographic cameras & accessories out there.

Tipster is about camera & accessory modifications. We regularly plan to bring out the best daring recreations of our beloved Lomographic tools. But in order to make this happen, we need some help from you and there are piggies waiting to be adopted for those of you eager to take part. Twenty pink n porky friends will be coming your way if you send us a modification with instructions and photos. whereas 5 little ones will be at your disposal if you have an idea for the Lomographic crew to try out. Put your minds to work and send an email with your ideas.

For the first installment of Tipster we have selected some of our favorite tips from the community. Here is the best of this month’s modifications!

Recycling is a steady theme in the world today, but what do you do with the blister foil packs once you have taken your vitamin pill? A nice LC-A modification perhaps?

1. Pop some pills and cut at least two of the blister foil that came with it.

2. Put one of it over the lens of your LC-A with an opaque tape

3. And tape the other one over the camera’s viewfinder, in this way you will have an idea how your photo would come out.

4. Now that you are done. Start shooting!

An easy enough modification to do with no lasting effects on your camera, but what about the photos? A smudged out, dreamy effect that removes clarity, but enhances the appearance of your subject! Another plus is that you easily exchange a clear foil for one with color for some extra distortion.

The Supersampler has become the multi-lens camera of choice for many. But is there more to this plastic camera than 4 images in succession? What about removing the plastic in between the lenses?

1. Use a woodcut tool and make the first cut diagonally

2. For each successive cut you can go from top to bottom

3. Use the nail clippers to trim the parts that could not be reached with the wood cutter
The results are stunning, a mixture of deep colors with overlapping exposures means total unpredictability! The only downside of this experiment is that it is irreversible so think twice before getting that woodcutter out.

The fisheye effect, seeing the world in a 170 degree circle, is one of the most loved by Lomographers the world over. But what do you do if you want to use this effect with a Fuji Instax camera or an old Russian deadstock beauty?

1. Take a Fisheye 2 camera

2. Cut of the lens, take out the lens elements and the plastic ring separating the front lens

3. Take the front lens together with the plastic ring and tape them together

With this modification you can have a fisheye effect on any camera that you own. One particularly nice aspect of this modification is the ability to take half the image with a fisheye mod while the other half like your normal camera would. This shows exactly how wide the fisheye lens is as you will see parts of your picture twice.

Modifications, techniques and experiments all in one place is a dream come true for the die-hard DIY Lomographers out there. All past, present and future experiments to Lomography experiments will be archived in this one place easily accessible to you, Lab Rats as well. This includes camera & accessories & films alike. Stay tuned for more to come!



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