I recently invested in a Lomography Spinner camera because I fell for the idea of a whizzy spinny camera that looks like a grenade launcher. I jest! It is not the easiest camera to have to haul through airport security in this day and age.
The Spinner is essentially a panoramic camera that does a speedy spin on it’s stick capturing everything in it’s eye path on glorious 35mm film.
After much deliberating, I delved into my savings as I thought to myself that Cape Town would be a great place to try it out.
Considering that these are my very 1st shots…………I think I made the right choice.
The spinner has a great wealth of creative and quirky possibilities and I am really looking forward to experimenting with them. But first, I must learn to keep the camera steady otherwise everything can look a bit wavy.
There is actually a spirit level type thingy to help with this.
♦ SPINNER ADVICE ♦
A bit of advice based on my trial and errors for any Lomo fanatics considering this as their next acquisition:
- Do use ISO 400 film with this camera. I used Fujifilm Provia 400X. I prefer using slide film and I think it works best for this type of photography for obvious reasons.
- Find a good photo lab for developing your film. I ALWAYS use The Darkroom and take advantage of their mailing service. It’s really good value and they know what they are doing.
- Ask for your film to be left UNCUT. It’s probably best that you do this yourself before scanning.
Learn more about the Spinner here!