definitely go check out savoy bakery on east 110th between lex and 3rd. was up in the area there for work this morning, and it’s such a cute little bakery. i just wish it wasn’t all the way up there so i could actually go there on a regular basis.
I’m so glad you posted this! We were looking for something to bring to Eric’s family in CT this weekend, and ended up at Spaha bakery on 116/Lex. It was ok, but nothing special. We’ll definitely check out Savoy next time!
I see lots of posts on trouble/uncerntainty using lomo cameras. I hear you guys, and have had lots of failed (even blank!) rolls with my Diana. Here are a few tips I’ve learned along the way, although my best advice is to just get out there and play with it! - For amateurs, it’s easiest in bright, sunny light. You’re bound to get great pics that way. - It gets a little trickier in low light, but always lean to MORE shutter open time than less (for a low lit room I’d usually give it at least 30 seconds to 1 minute - use a tripod and the little thing that holds the shutter open to prevent blur). - There seem to be 2 approaches to shooting - the hip shot idea, which is just to shoot randomly and not think about it, hope for the best and enjoy the “happy accidents” that are bound to happen. Lomo fans are big on this, but I’m still more of the “think it through first and don’t waste film” mindset. - The other approach is to really take time on each shot. Plan it, think about it, and triple check that all your settings are correct (sunny/cloudy/partly cloudy, distance for focus, and N or B - B is for anything where you’re controlling the shutter and opening it longer than one click) - For double exposures, you can expose best on top of something that’s dark. So remember what part of the frame was dark in your first exposure, and shoot the thing you want to expose over it on the same place in the frame. - Challenge yourself - come up with a topic (ie neon signs, tattoo parlors, water….anything!), or technique (multiple exposure, movement) and try it out. Having a goal will focus you but also make it feel like more of an accomplishment when you nail it. - Lomography.com is a great source for challenges, tips and inspiration.