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Photographing Light on Lomography CN 800

As a follow up to my last article Saying Goodbye, I thought I’d share some photos I’ve taken as I explored our new home, while photographing light on Lomography CN 800.

ficus tree on stand

Finding and Photographing Light on Lomography CN 800

When we moved into our new home, the first thing I thought of doing was to watch how the natural light filtered in through the windows as the day went on. In our previous house, we had a lot of windows, but because of the tall trees in our yard, light only squeezed through the window blinds for a few minutes at different points of the day.

ficus leaves
ficus tree leaves

I was really happy to find that the sun rises behind our new house, and sets in the front. This filters beautiful light in through our blinds all throughout the day. This gives the morning and afternoon an atmosphere perfect for taking bright colorful photos. Perfect for photographing light on Lomography CN 800.

ficus tree photograph the light on Lomography CN 800

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Lomography Color Negative 800 has become my favorite color film recently, especially since I can shoot with it indoors. I love the vibrant colors it provides to match my subjects, and while you can only buy it in a 3 pack, it is still cheaper than a roll of Kodak Portra 800.

photograph the light on Lomography CN 800

Making Do with What You Have

I’m extremely grateful for this light since this makes it easier for me to shoot film around the house. Since Covid-19 has been on the rise again here in Florida, we find ourselves stuck at home most of the time. On top of that, we are in our rainy seasons with temps above 90 degrees and humidity so thick my camera sweats. This has been so frustrating for me because everyday I just want to go out and take pictures.

home library lamp and chair
cat on chair in home library

However, if you’ve been following me for a while, you’d know that I am used to being stuck at home and making do with what I have. I always find a way to take pictures despite health problems, weather issues, or pandemics. I have to.

woman in mirror with Nikon F film camera
Self Portrait for a Project I am Doing

When the sun starts to set, it gives a harsher light that casts shadows and makes for some nice contrasty photos.

black cat on chaise lounge
fiery sky at sunset
fiery sky at sunset

Final Thoughts

It is certainly an interesting time in the world right now. We are all finding ourselves forced to be more creative in the way we do things. Having the ability to take photos, develop and scan my film, and share them all without ever leaving my home has been a blessing. A lot of us are struggling with our mental health from being stuck at home, and being able to express myself through this medium is more valuable than I can describe.

Until next time, stay motivated and keep shooting.

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