Viva Lomolitos, for the Fun of It!

Lomolitos Disposable Cameras

If you know how to enjoy quirky photography, the Lomolito single use camera from Lomo is a fun camera. It’s essentially a disposable camera pre-loaded with a 24-shot roll of film; the fun part is its nutty colored flash. You have a choice of colored gels over them: green, red, yellow or blue.

Why would you want a color cast on your photos? There’s a fun way to look at it, and if you’re the creative type perhaps you can come up with some imaginative shots with this $10 camera. Remember, the color cast reaches only as far as its tiny flash can cover, usually up to five or six feet; it can’t color the distant background.

If you need straight neutral white flash there’s a switch to move the colored gel out of the way, but that would be spoiling the fun, no?


Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.