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July’s second name should be “Vacation Month” — it seems like half the people I know are beach-bound in the next few weeks. Whether you’ll be sticking your toes in the sand or enjoying summer from home, you’ll love this month’s Freebie Friday giveaway: a La Sardina Camera from international analog photography shop Lomography.

Designer Manual Camera From Lomography

Analog (Film!) Cameras From Lomography

Sure, digital cameras are fun, but summer is the perfect time to experiment (again) with the wonder of manual film. This Capri Saracena model comes outfitted with a wide-angle lens and a powerful flash that includes 3 color filters, so a day at the beach (or in the backyard) will turn into a photo that’s frame-worthy. (Check out some of the shots other La Sardina photographers took with this camera.) Plus, the durable, bright deck chair fabric covering makes this camera a perfect accent piece when you’re not out snapping photos. We’ll include three rolls of 35MM film to get you started.

To enter for a random chance to win this camera, answer this month’s question in the comments below: What’s your favorite way to decorate with photography (or cameras)?

You may only comment once to be considered, and you don’t have to purchase anything to win; a purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Odds depend on total number of entries. Void where prohibited by law. Only open to legal residents of 50 U.S., D.C. or Puerto Rico, and you must be at least 18 years of age to win. All entries (comments) must be entered between 9:00 a.m. ET on July 6, 2012 and 12:00 p.m. ET on July 9, 2012. Subject to full official rules. By leaving a comment on the blog, you acknowledge your acceptance to the Official Rules. ARV of prize: $114.53. Sponsor: Scripps Networks, LLC, d/b/a HGTV, 9721 Sherrill Boulevard, Knoxville, TN 37932.



107 Responses

  1. So color full camera. I like it. Nice Post.

  2. JessiRose says:

    aside from putting them in picture frames and handing them up, I like to paint from them.

  3. jasmine says:

    I just love the colors on this camera. Life is goes by so fast why not be able to capture every moment and have it for ever.

  4. Erin says:

    We're planning a wedding for next year and I plan on decorating with photographs – of us and of our families and friends. The table numbers will be pictures of us at each age (i.e. if it's table 13, there will be pics of us both at 13) and the guest book will be surrounded by pics of our parents' and grandparents' weddings. We're even setting up a photobooth for our guests to enjoy – we get one copy and they get to take home another.

  5. GoddessofBlueRidge says:

    I like to take photos close-up of different types of flowers, staying in the same color range and then frame them all closely on a wall, using poster frames large and small, almost filling the wall with patterns of color, texture and nature… oh this camera would be such a bonus for me!

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  7. Cassandra says:

    I like to turn my photos into collages and hang them on my walls in frames and home made frames. Everyday I get to wake up and remember great memories.
    I would love to win this fashionable camera! I could take so many great photos with it! Thanks for giving me the chance to win.

  8. Becky Horn says:

    I like to have my kids, pose in funny poses or make wierd funny faces. Caputuring their silly sides.

  9. Ashlee Allen says:

    I like cropping the picks in odd fashions and blowing them up for a framed masterpiece!

  10. karme829 says:

    I take a photo that I have taken to Kinko's or Staples and get it blown up big and have it mounted on foam board then attach to the wall. Sometimes I forget the foam board and use a big piece of glass over the picture with no mat or frame. Works best with black & white.

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