Lisa Fotios Photography

Lomochrome Purple Film

Ever since picking up my first second hand point and shoot I’ve wanted to try Lomographys dreamy 35mm purple film.

I bought my first roll pre-covid and I’ve also shot my second roll recently and thought it would be good to do a quick blog about it now.

The camera I used was a cheap Nikon fun touch 5 to shoot both rolls because I like the simplicity when I’m out and I don’t want to be faffing around with setting etc.

I honestly think it is such an underrated film because those purple tones are just beautiful and slightly different each time depending on the lighting or types of RGB colours it’s replacing.

I would highly recommend this film to anyone starting out with 35mm and to those who just want a change from the usual tones & it’s also a great way for your images to stand out in a creative way.

Here are just a few of my results… pretty, am I right? 😀

Polaroid Go: Review

I finally got the much anticipated Polaroid Go camera delivered! It is the world’s smallest instant camera and I can’t deny how cute and compact it is.

It has easy double exposure, self timer and flash on/off modes all by the toggle of one button & also comes with a brand new film format.

You get 8 shots per individual pack and they come in a box of 16 for the price of £18.99 or $19.99. I must admit I did feel a bit disappointed about this because I was hoping it’d be 10 shots per pack but the quality of the images certainly makes up for this.

Here are some of the images I’ve taken so far… I love the bright, bold & vivid colours that each shot produces and the small format makes them even more unique.

The exposure is automatic and does a pretty good job of guessing the light and type of weather you’re shooting in. I also really love the double exposure setting and was happy with the results each time.

I can happily say that this will become one of my go-to instant cameras and I’m looking forward to seeing some accessories and different coloured frames released in the future.

I would definitely recommend you check it out.

Getting Arty With Polaroids

If you don’t already know by now, I LOVE Polaroid pictures… in fact it’s almost an obsession. I have hundreds stored away in boxes and photo albums that haven’t seen the light of day since they were first developed.

Within those boxes and photo albums are a few shots that I wasn’t paticulary happy with, so that got me thinking, what can I do with them? It’d be a shame to throw them away but they weren’t good enough to display.

And then, last night, it hit me… why don’t I paint on them? Not only will they look more colourful, but if they look rubbish at least I have plenty to practice on, right?

So when I put my sweet little baby down for a nap I got out my old watercolour paints and had a go.

I kind of went full on crazy with this one, but I wanted to completely get rid of the background, then once I started I couldn’t stop.

I really enjoyed experimenting with the photo above and actually didn’t think it was bad for a first attempt. Don’t get me wrong, I’m certainly no artist by any means, but what even is art anyway, right? 😀

UPDATED: 23/04 – * I’ve added a few more to the gallery * I painted some more to add extra life to and I found it very theraputic and it helped take my mind off being in lockdown.

If you’re like me and have a lot of polaroids lying around I highly recommend this technique, it’s fun and who cares what the end result looks like as long as you’re having fun and releasing your inner wannabe artist!