My Life in Lomo #1

My Life in Lomo #1

I am totally guilty of taking the same photo over and over again until it’s perfect. If a photo doesn’t look right, you can delete it and (in most cases) try again.That’s the luxury we have with modern digital cameras. Although it’s wonderful to be able to have this ability, I can’t help but feel like photography has lost its magic somewhat. So, last Christmas when Stephen bought me a La Sardina Lomogaphy camera, I was excited about using an ‘old school’ film camera again. Nothing beats the anticipation of going to pick up your prints from the lab, not quite knowing what to expect.  Flicking through photographs of moments that you had already forgotten had even happened.

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It wasn’t quite that straightforward, though. The first film I used in my lomo camera failed to process and my second came out streaky. My third? Not much better. I realised that I was  completely missing the point. These cameras do not produce ‘perfect’ photos. If that’s what I wanted, then I ought to just stick to using a digital camera. No, my La Sardina produces perfectly imperfect photos. It produces grainy and (in my case) streaky images that won’t win any awards or be featured in any photography magazines. BUT they do make me smile. They force me to forget about taking perfectly framed photos and concentrate on just capturing moments, people and places.

I thought I’d share some of my photos here on the blog – these have all been taken over the last couple of months, most of which are from our honeymoon down in Devon.

Little glimpses of my life in Lomo…

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I’d love to know which photo is your favourite? I think mine is the one of Jasmine smiling on the swing. :)

Do you ever use film cameras or do you prefer to stick to digital cameras?

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  1. July 8, 2015 / 12:21 pm

    Oh, I love the one of Jasmine looking up. The one in the swing is cute too.

    I have an old film SLR somewhere in our “cupboard of doom” – film and developing it is just too expensive though.

    • Jenna
      Jenna
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      July 9, 2015 / 12:11 pm

      Thanks Shannon, the ones of Jasmine are my favourite – but then, they were always going to be! ;)

      Gosh, I know, the cost does put me off too. I take a few photos a week on my lomo camera so I can make a film last for a month or so. It’s an expensive hobby though! x

  2. July 8, 2015 / 1:01 pm

    I love the logo effect. I bought my brother one for his last birthday but would really quite like one for myself. The boats shot is my favourite and also the one of the vegetable garden. I like the slightly vintage effect.

    • Jenna
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      July 9, 2015 / 12:13 pm

      I love the vintage effect too, Rachel. I think we are quite spoilt with all the filters that are available to use on the web and mobile phones but you can’t really beat the real thing, can you? :) x

  3. July 8, 2015 / 2:52 pm

    Oh I love all of these photos Jenna! If I had to pick a fave it would be the cream tea photo but only because I’ve been craving one for weeks. :-)

    Now I’m going to have to investigate lomo cameras because I just adore your shots. :-)

    • Jenna
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      July 9, 2015 / 12:14 pm

      Thank you, Vickie. :)

      I am ALWAYS craving cream tea – yummy!!

      Oh yes, you have to get yourself a lomo camera (they’re not that expensive really) and the photos would look brilliant in your project life albums. xx

  4. July 8, 2015 / 4:52 pm

    I am a huge fan of lomo cameras, I’ve got 3 different ones. I love that you don’t know how the photo will come out. You’ve got some great shots there, the ones of jasmine are fab. I haven’t been to Ilfracombe in years so I haven’t seen Verity yet, I’m hoping to go down there soon. x

    • Jenna
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      July 9, 2015 / 12:16 pm

      Hubby joked he was going to get me a different camera for every Christmas and Birthday from now on (he’s rubbish at thinking of presents). I told him I’d be totally OK with that! :)

      Verity is very impressive, hope you get down to see her soon. :) xx

  5. July 8, 2015 / 5:30 pm

    I love these shots Jenna they look like proper photos! Like those you remember from childhood. Love the new header too. x

    • Jenna
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      July 9, 2015 / 12:16 pm

      Yes, they do look exactly like that don’t they? I love it! :)

      Thanks Karen. xx

  6. July 8, 2015 / 10:38 pm

    I love the one of Jasmine smiling too it is so beautiful and summery but also the afternoon tea pic, it must have weird going back to a film but so much fun x

    • Jenna
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      July 9, 2015 / 12:17 pm

      It’s very strange going back to using a film camera but it’s good fun. :)

      Thank you Sarah – I love the smiley one of Jasmine too. xx

  7. July 9, 2015 / 2:15 pm

    When it comes to taking pictures I’m big on digital photography, but after seeing this post and the pictures shared I could be swayed!

    I have three favourites: The picture of Jasmine on the swing, the house/cottage, the picture of Jasmine looking up. They are all great photos though!

    • Jenna
      Jenna
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      July 9, 2015 / 4:23 pm

      I love digital photography for the quality and also the ability to take multiple pictures of the same thing (and it not cost you a fortune). BUT I think using film totally changes the way you think about taking photos – it’s really good fun just snapping away and not really knowing what you’re going to get.

      Ahh, the cottage is where stayed for our honeymoon so it’s a photo we will look back at fondly. I really wanted to stay in that little cottage forever! The ones of Jasmine were always going to be my favourites though! ;) xx

  8. July 9, 2015 / 2:31 pm

    Oh they’re great! They really remind me of the good old days before digital cameras. I used to love getting my pictures developed. I’d love to use my old camera but I don’t even use my DSLR – my phone is just too handy :) #MyCapturedMoment

    • Jenna
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      July 9, 2015 / 4:26 pm

      I know what you mean, I tend to use my phone most of the time too – it’s far easier than lugging another extra thing around with us. And let’s face it, with little people – we have enough to carry about with us. :)

      I do love the excitement of getting the photos developed though. xx

  9. July 9, 2015 / 3:17 pm

    These photos look amazing! I love the way they look like they were took years ago. I was actually thinking as I scrolled down that the one with Jasmine on the swing was my fav! I bet there’s a photo of you on a swing when you were younger that looks very similar :) x

  10. Jenna
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    July 9, 2015 / 4:45 pm

    Thank you, Michelle! :)

    I love the retro feel to them too.

    Hmmm, you are probably right, I’ll have to dig out my old photos and see if I can find one of me in the swings when I was Jasmine’s age. x

  11. July 10, 2015 / 11:01 pm

    I agree with you. The photo of Jasmine smiling on the swing is gorgeous. I love swing photos. I have far too many pictures of Little Miss H on swings. The one of Jasmine in her buggy is also very sweet. Her cute outfit is adorable. Hugs Mrs H xxxx

    • Jenna
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      July 11, 2015 / 10:37 am

      Ah you can never have too many swing photos. :)

      For me it’s always a guaranteed way to get a smiley Jasmine! xx

  12. July 10, 2015 / 11:11 pm

    My favourite is the one of Jasmine on the picnic basket. She is looking like a toddler these days bless her. I love these pictures and I love the idea of the old fashioned camera xx

    • Jenna
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      July 11, 2015 / 10:38 am

      Ahh, she really does look more and more like a toddler every day! It blows my mind.

      Old fashioned film cameras are such good fun. :) xx

  13. July 11, 2015 / 6:10 pm

    I love these and I love that they have such a vintage feel to them. The one of Jasmine on the picnic blanket is lovely, and the beach and the boats look like they were taken years ago, fabulous!

    • Jenna
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      July 12, 2015 / 3:53 pm

      Oh yes, it’s totally the vintage feel that makes me love them so much. :)

      No matter how many types of filter apps there are, you just can’t beat the real thing! x

  14. July 14, 2015 / 10:18 pm

    Jenna, they may not be perfect but put together like this, I think they look beautiful. I love the old, vintage feel they have and you’re right, nothing beats getting your pictures developed. I must get more of mine done. Thanks you so much for linking up to #MyCapturedMoment xx

    • Jenna
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      July 16, 2015 / 8:57 am

      Aw, thanks very much Heledd! I’d definitely encourage you to take and develop some more of your own, they’re so much fun. :) xx

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