When it comes to shooting artistic images, most people tend to reach for a more technical camera, like an SLR or a medium-format camera — something that gives them creative control over their output. But instant cameras have come a long way, and they're not just for basic snapshots anymore. To illustrate, here are some cool tricks to try.
Make It Minimal
Forget about busy details filling up your frames. Capture clean lines and simple shapes or try isolating your subject in the middle of a vast space. If you have a Lomo'Instant Wide, take advantage of the large format and keep your focus on solitary subjects.
Play With Patterns
Great architectural structures are a feast for the eyes. Instead of taking the traditional touristy shot of capturing the entirety of your subject, keep an instant eye on intricate details, textures, or patterns and focus on that. Try shooting from different angles! If you're using a Lomo'Instant camera, switch on the Bulb mode if you're shooting nighttime or indoors.
Try a Triptych
Lomographer ahollond (who is an avid fan of instant cameras) demonstrates some cool ways on how to create triptychs. One is to shoot three parts of the same subject to create one whole image, and the other is shooting a series. These photos would look nice in a frame!
For your next artistic endeavor, consider the Lomo'Instant family! With special features that allow long- and multiple-exposures, provides the ability to switch formats, and other fun features, they'll help you take your basic snapshot into an instant work of art. See the complete range by visiting our online shop or one of our worldwide gallery stores.