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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. Amy says:

    I love photo transfers especially when they are super artistic and creative!

  2. @HereItIsPro says:

    I ADORE taking photographs and then making one of a kind photo-inspired wedding, engagement, and baby shower gifts. Oh yeah and a litte mod podge and wood!

  3. Dee Dee says:

    I like to decorate by putting my favorite pics in different frames & put them above my couch as a focal point. I switch them out every now and then so whenever people come over they notice different pictures I put up. So fun and a great way to showcase all the pics that I love!

  4. Miranda says:

    We like to capture unexpected moments of our 3 boys with our camera. And we decorate our house with photos like in the bathroom we have a photo of our 3 boys in the bathtub playing with bath toys and bubbles :)

  5. katharyn says:

    LOTS of photos everywhere!

  6. allison says:

    I like to make photo books and put them on the coffee table for display!

  7. Sheri says:

    I have boxes and boxes of photos in no particular order, it's fun to delve through and trace the story lines. We go from present to recent past, to distant past…vacations, school days, holidays, people we used toknow, people we still know and love and lots and lots of beautiful sunsets and beachscapes. Photos never return to the boxes the same way twice, every time we open them it's an adventure along a different story line. I also rotate out the photos that are out on display to keep things fresh and inspiring.

  8. linda says:

    We take one really great family photo when we travel and try to encompass something of the area in our photo for memories. Also, I take great closeups of flowers, bees, architecture, etc and frame them for personal or gift use. Stunning! Glad to see a film camera again; feel as though the picture quality is far superior!!

  9. Elyse says:

    To decorate with cameras, it's fun to hang an empty (no glass, no backing) frame on a wall and then hang a camera on the wall inside the frame. It's playful, easy, and when you want to actually use the camera it's right there waiting for you!

  10. BarbM says:

    A photo is my inspiration for decor in the rooms of my home. A skyline at night captures the colors of my living room,a very colorful abstract the dictated the tone for a guest room and cherry blossoms in Washington have become the inspiration for my master bedroom.

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