Sprocket Hole Photography!

Posted: 08/04/2011


blog by Michael Raso

I received an e-mail from the Lomographic  Society, Austria today about a new Sprocket Hole Photography website.


  • A Brand New Website All About Sprockets

  • Aimed at newcomers to analogue photography

  • Information on what sprockets are and how to expose them with Lomography Cameras

What Are Sprocket Holes?
Sprockets are the little square holes which run along the top and bottom of a 35mm film. They play a functional role in analogue photography because they hook onto your camera’s winder when you load the film – The little teeth of a film camera hook into these holes and transport the film to the next frame.  Sprocket-holes are unique to 35mm analogue photography. Neither 120 medium format films nor any digital format features sprocket-holes.

Sprocket Hole Photography was the subject of many a Film Photography Podcast. Here's a video clip from this past February 2011


I've been asked many times "How do I scan "Sprockets?"

  • You can do it yourself using with your scanning and some masking tape

  • You can sent your film for processing and "Sprocket Hole" scanning to The Darkroom.

  • You can scan yourself using the The Lomography DigitaLIZA Scanning Masks − 35mm & 120

How the Lomography DigitaLIZA works from Lomography on Vimeo.

Have you shot "Sprockets" yet? I'd love to see your work in our FPP Flicker Pool!

- Michael Raso

Sprocket Rocket(dog)  image by FPP Podcast listener Huw Long ( http:// )www.flickr.com/photos/hugoagogo/



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