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  • My Analogue Bucket List: Faster Than a Speeding Cannonball

    written by bloomchen on 2015-01-22 in #lifestyle
    My Analogue Bucket List: Faster Than a Speeding Cannonball

    The new year is still young, but it seems as if it'll be over quickly. My organizer is already filled with entries until June. 2015 will probably be worse than 2014 when it comes to having time off so I could take some analogue shots. Anyway, there are some photography-related things that I really want to get done. It is probably best to set some goals if I only have very limited time.

  • Easy: Die Bokeh-Doubles vom selben Spot

    written by bloomchen on 2014-09-19 in #gear #tipster
    Easy: Die Bokeh-Doubles vom selben Spot

    Meine Bokeh-Doubles kamen ja einigermaßen gut an. Und dann stand da diese Bitte im Kommentar, einen Tipster darüber zu schreiben und hier ist er nun. Ursprünglich stammt die Idee der Bokeh-Doubles von ein und demselben Spot, von Axel a.k.a. suicidekid aus Wien. Als ich seine Bilder vor etwas mehr als einem Jahr gesehen hatte, wusste ich sofort, dass ich das auch mal versuchen möchte. Und ich wusste auch schon wo. Auf einem Balkon im 14. Stock. Nach einem kurzen Testlauf mit der Lubi im Park bei mir um die Ecke war es dann soweit.

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  • Eine Ode an meine Holga CFN

    written by bloomchen on 2014-03-06 in #lifestyle
    Eine Ode an meine Holga CFN

    Lou Reed ist seit kurzem tot und ich habe eine Holga CFN, der ich huldigen möchte. Was hat das miteinander zu tun magst du dich jetzt fragen. Also für mich gibt es da eine Verbindung und zwar über eine Zeile aus seinem Song 'New Sensations'. Da schreibt/singt er über (s)ein Motorrad, eine Kawasaki GPZ und da heisst es: "I love that GPZ so much, you know that I could kiss her!" Und ob du es glaubst oder nicht, das denke ich manchmal auch, wenn ich Bilder scanne, die ich mit meiner Holga CFN gemacht habe: I could kiss her!

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  • Lomographic Milestones: It All Started 17 Years Ago

    written by bloomchen on 2013-12-23 in #lifestyle
    Lomographic Milestones: It All Started 17 Years Ago

    We've had 20 years of Lomography, and I've been a part of the movement for almost 17 years. But, I said "almost" because I had long breaks in between. Anyway, I think it's time to look back at those old pictures from the beginning. I have to admit I never made an effort to scan all my old pictures, but there are still a few of them. I think it's worth it to have a look at them.

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  • The Lubitel 166+: Lightweight World Champion

    written by bloomchen on 2013-12-09 in #reviews
    The Lubitel 166+: Lightweight World Champion

    The point upfront: this camera is worth every cent! So collect piggies, save money or ask your relatives and friends to pool together for a Christmas or birthday gift. I can honestly say that this is the best camera that I own!

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  • Lomographische Meilensteine in deinem Leben: Vor 17 Jahren fing alles an - das waren noch Zeiten!

    written by bloomchen on 2013-11-29 in #lifestyle
    Lomographische Meilensteine in deinem Leben: Vor 17 Jahren fing alles an - das waren noch Zeiten!

    20 Jahre Lomography - davon habe ich fast 17 mitgemacht. Wie gesagt allerdings nur fast, weil ich mir zwischendurch eine Auszeit gegönnt habe. Aber wie ich finde, ist es dennoch Zeit mal selbst zurückzublicken auf die alten Bilder. Wobei ich gestehen muss, dass ich mir nie die Mühe gemacht habe alle meine alten Bilder zu scannen. Aber ein paar gibts doch. Sich die alten Bilder anzuschauen lohnt sich wie ich finde.

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  • Picturing Style: It's How We Rock It!

    written by bloomchen on 2013-09-24 in #lifestyle
    Picturing Style: It's How We Rock It!

    There are many things out there that are supposed to be fashionable items but look straight up ugly. Being a sneaker addict myself and having had finished my studies at a university on this subject, I know one thing: Jorge "Popmaster Fabel" Pabon of the Rocksteady Crew was right when he said, "It isn't what we wear, it's how we rock it!"

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  • Review: Die Lubitel 166+: Weltmeister im Leichtgewicht

    written by bloomchen on 2013-09-06 in #reviews
    Review: Die Lubitel 166+: Weltmeister im Leichtgewicht

    Ich nehme die Pointe gleich vorweg: die Kamera lohnt sich auf jeden Fall! Sammelt Piggies, Geld oder fragt einfach eure Freunde und Verwandten ob sie nicht zusammenlegen können beim Geburtstags- oder Weihnachtsgeschenk. Es gibt kaum eine andere Kamera, mit der ich so rundum zufrieden bin.

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  • Sommer Hot Spots: Der Strand von Mühlendamm

    written by bloomchen on 2013-07-30 in #world #locations
    Sommer Hot Spots: Der Strand von Mühlendamm

    Keine Ahnung wie ihr euch einen Strandaufenthalt so vorstellt, aber ich persönlich bin a) kein Freund von langweiligem Abhängen am Strand und b) möchte ich meine Langeweile nicht mit vielen Leuten teilen, sodass man wie die Ölsardinen sich den Platz teilen muss. Solltet ihr mal in der nördlichsten Ecke der Republik Urlaub machen, dann empfehle ich daher einen Besuch am Strand von Mühlendamm.

  • Review: Belair Jetsetter – Was lange währt wird endlich gut? Es sieht so aus.

    written by bloomchen on 2013-03-06 in #reviews
    Review: Belair Jetsetter – Was lange währt wird endlich gut? Es sieht so aus.

    Als ich von der Belair gelesen habe, hat mich das Konzept sofort überzeugt: Automatische Belichtung bei Mittelformat!? „Woohoo!“ Das war vermutlich mein erster Gedanke. Und mir war klar, dass ich die Kamera unbedingt haben möchte. Wenn ich mich richtig erinnere war ich tatsächlich einer der allerersten, der die Kamera in der Hand hatte und so ungefähr der zweite oder dritte, der ein Album hochgeladen hat. Das erklärt viele Likes für schwache Bilder. Zu diesem Augenblick war ich noch euphorisch, obwohl die ersten Ergebnisse wie gesagt nicht so toll waren. Das hat sich gelegt. Also das mit der Euphorie. Aber mittlerweile habe ich auch einige sehr ordentliche Ergebnisse. Aber noch immer bin ich nicht überzegt. Was also macht die Belair aus? Wo sind die Schwächen, wo die Stärken?

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  • 2012: A Year of Analogue Passion

    written by bloomchen on 2013-01-10 in #lifestyle
    2012: A Year of Analogue Passion

    This last year was my first full year in this great community. I got in touch with very nice and interesting people around the globe and I saw many many great pictures which in fact wasn´t helpful for my bank account. I was really inspired by a lot of shots you took and so I badly had to buy this and that and try this or that. But thanks a lot for the input. Here, I want to show you my favorite shots of the last 12 months, one for each month, which is pretty hard to choose. You won't miss my best failures too, and the ones I like from the best of the community.

  • Зимняя сказка от художницы Сони Хенриксен (фотографии - Седар Борегард)

    written by bloomchen on 2012-12-18 in #lifestyle
    Зимняя сказка от художницы Сони Хенриксен (фотографии - Седар Борегард)

    Внутри каждого живёт ребёнок... Помните, как выписывали своё имя на снегу? А как оставляли в сугробе след ангела? Художник Соня Хенриксен не забыла и использует снежные склоны в горах Колорадо, как основу для гигантского орнамента. Снимки сделаны Седаром Борегардом, занимающимся аэрофото- и видеосъемкой. Их совместные работы выглядят удивительно: масштабные узоры Сони и перспективы, снятые Седаром.

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  • Wie du deine La Sardina verschönern und einzigartig machen kannst

    written by bloomchen on 2012-11-03 in #gear #tipster
    Wie du deine La Sardina verschönern und einzigartig machen kannst

    Wenn du immer schon eine einzigartige, abgefahrene Kamera gewünscht hast, die sonst niemand hat, ist dieser Tipster für dich! Du brauchst eine La Sardina, damit du ihr einen ganz einzigartigen Stil verleihen kannst!

  • Buchcover aus Lomographien: von B wie Burgess bis T wie Thompson

    written by bloomchen on 2012-09-10 in #lifestyle
    Buchcover aus Lomographien: von B wie Burgess bis T wie Thompson

    Buchcover sind meist weit weniger gut gestaltet als z.B. Plattencover. Das ist im Grunde sehr schade, denn vermutlich haben Buchcover als Eyecatcher mehr Wirkung als Plattencover, da man meist schon weiß welche Platte man sich kauft, bei Büchern aber mehr schmöckert und sich vom Cover und dem Klappentext verführen lässt. Hmmm, ich kann nicht sagen ob Lomographien auf den Buchcovern besser wären, aber bei einigen meiner Lieblingsbücher würde ich folgende Photos aussuchen.

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  • 30 Wochen, 30 Kameras: Woche 3, Revueflex-B

    written by bloomchen on 2012-08-04 in #reviews
    30 Wochen, 30 Kameras: Woche 3, Revueflex-B

    Hier nun eine Rezension der Kamera die in Woche Drei der "30 Weeks, 30 Cams" Serie benutzt wurde. Die Kamera, eine Revueflex-B, ist nichts anderes als eine Zenit-B, die von einer deutschen Warenhauskette unter eben diesem anderen Namen verkauft wurde. Wenn du wissen möchtest, wie ich an diese in Russland produzierte Kamera gekommen bin und wie gut ist sie zu bedienen ist, dann lies weiter.

  • Get a Nice Girl and a Kid So You Get to Know Your City Better

    written by bloomchen on 2012-06-25 in #world #locations
    Get a Nice Girl and a Kid So You Get to Know Your City Better

    I dig deep in the city each time I go for a walk with my 4-month-old son. So if you want to get to know Berlin better - mainly the "Barrios", Kreuzberg and Neukölln - read on after the jump and have a look at the gallery at the bottom.

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  • The Fuji Chrome T64 120 Color Explosion

    written by bloomchen on 2012-06-25 in #reviews
    The Fuji Chrome T64 120 Color Explosion

    With the Fuji T64 120 (Tungsten) film your pictures might get a great colour explosion, but you have to choose your subjects wisely. Otherwise, you will probably wonder about pale pictures like I did. As this is a great film, you should take care to achieve those great popping colours you aim for. Read on after the jump!

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  • La Sardinaを自分仕様にカスタマイズ!

    written by bloomchen on 2012-06-09 in #gear #tipster
    La Sardinaを自分仕様にカスタマイズ!

    もし誰も持っていないようなユニークで素晴らしい見た目のカメラを持ちたいといつも思っているなら、そんなあなたへ朗報! La Sardinaはまさにそのためのカメラで、ユニークなスタイルにチャレンジできるよ!

  • Pimp je La Sardina en maak hem uniek

    written by bloomchen on 2012-05-30 in #gear #tipster
    Pimp je La Sardina en maak hem uniek

    Altijd al een unieke camera willen hebben? Dan is dit artikel je redding. Je kunt de geweldige La Sardina namelijk gemakkelijk customizen met je eigen, unieke ontwerp!

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  • 당신의 라 사르디나를 더욱 특별하게 만드는 방법, 커스터마이즈

    written by bloomchen on 2012-05-27 in #gear #tipster
    당신의 라 사르디나를 더욱 특별하게 만드는 방법, 커스터마이즈

    만일 당신이 항상 누구도 가지고 있지 않은 당신만의 특별한 카메라를 가지고 싶어했다면, 이것은 당신을 위한 것입니다! 라사르디나 카메라는 운명적입니다, 그리고 당신만의 특별한 스타일을 덧붙일 수 있는 카메라입니다.

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  • Basking at the Beach: Playing at the World Championships of Beach Ultimate

    written by bloomchen on 2012-05-25 in #lifestyle
    Basking at the Beach: Playing at the World Championships of Beach Ultimate

    You spend your holidays at the beach? Enjoy and bathe in the sun and then refresh yourself in the water? Well, that´s what most people do on the beach. Not me. Almost every time I travel to a beach I do this to do sports: I play Beach Ultimate. - Ultimate Frisbee played on the beach. Last year in August I played at the World Championships of Beach Ultimate in Lignano Sabbiadoro, Italy. Read on how hard it is to run in the sun when everyone else on the beach is looking for shadow.

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  • How to Customize Your La Sardina and Make It One of a Kind

    written by bloomchen on 2012-05-17 in #gear #tipster
    How to Customize Your La Sardina and Make It One of a Kind

    If you always wanted to have a unique dope looking camera no one else has, this is for you! The La Sardina camera is predestined and you can give it a unique style.

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  • 30 Weeks, 30 Cams: Week 3, Revueflex-B

    written by bloomchen on 2012-04-25 in #reviews
    30 Weeks, 30 Cams: Week 3, Revueflex-B

    This is a review of the camera used for week 3 of the "30 Weeks, 30 Cams" series. The camera a, Revueflex-B, is nothing but a Zenit-B sold by a German department store chain under another name. Read on how I got this SLR camera produced in Russia and how it handles.

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  • 30 Weeks, 30 Cams: Week 2, Minox 35 EL

    written by bloomchen on 2012-04-11 in #reviews
    30 Weeks, 30 Cams: Week 2, Minox 35 EL

    After testing the Ilford Sportsman 300S in week 1 and being pretty satified with it, I tested the Minox 35 EL I got for €2.49 from eBay in week 2. This one I got from eBay too, but I paid more for it. I didn´t know anything about it but I noticed it the first time bccbarbosa had some nice shots uploaded, taken using one of the tiny Minox 35 series. That was my motivation to buy it.

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  • Winter Dream from New Genre Artist Sonja Hinrichsen - Pictures by Cedar Beauregard

    written by bloomchen on 2012-03-31 in #lifestyle
    Winter Dream from New Genre Artist Sonja Hinrichsen - Pictures by Cedar Beauregard

    The boys among you: do you remember peeing your name into the snow? Or leaving an angel in the snow? New genre artist Sonja Hinrichsen did not forget and used the landscape in the mountains of Colorado as a canvas to do give a large-scale pattern and put it on another level. The pictures were taken by Cedar Beauregard who runs a business for aerial photography and video. It's both amazing: the work by Sonja Hinrichsen and the perspective Beauregard offers.

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  • Ilford Sportsman 300 Review from My 30 Weeks, 30 Cams Project

    written by bloomchen on 2012-03-30 in #reviews
    Ilford Sportsman 300 Review from My 30 Weeks, 30 Cams Project

    This is the review of the camera I used in the first week of my "30 Weeks, 30 Cams Project": the Ilford Sportsman 300. I found this camera on eBay for € 2.49. I didn't know anything about it but thought the name is somehow funny and it would be a nice camera to start the project with. So here is my review about the handling of the camera.

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  • Memorable Mixtapes for My Girlfriend from 1998

    written by bloomchen on 2012-03-08 in #lifestyle
    Memorable Mixtapes for My Girlfriend from 1998

    I've always been into music since I was a little boy. I grew up with the vinyl collection of my oldest brother which means I listened to Pink Floyd and Fleetwood Mac at the age of about 4 or 5. At our home, it was always Open Home. Friends of my brother were there all day, relatives came very often to visit us, and my mother took care of kids from the village of the formerly so called "Gastarbeiter" (immigrant workers). So if I wanted to be by myself, my brother allowed me to stay in his room and listen to his records. And so I did. I got to know a lot of music back in the days when cars only had cassette decks. That´s why I got a proud collection of many many mixtapes through the all years. Let me tell you about a one from 1998.

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  • Travel Back in Time and Get a Village Feeling!

    written by bloomchen on 2012-02-13 in #world #locations
    Travel Back in Time and Get a Village Feeling!

    Not too far away from the Schwabenmetropole Stuttgart in the south of Germany are a few small villages you might want to visit because you can travel back in time. Some places there haven't changed since the 70s. I know because I grew up there. It's only 15 minutes by car from the airport of Stuttgart and while you're at it: visit the incredible butcher there, get some great Schnaps from a more than 100-year-old family business or if you have the money, have dinner in one of the best restaurants of the whole country! But that's not my opinion because I haven't been there, I just read that from a gourmet guide.

  • I Love Watching People Doing Their Work

    written by bloomchen on 2012-02-07 in #lifestyle
    I Love Watching People Doing Their Work

    I claim: you can´t get more authenticity than with people at work! I guess a lot of poeple can´t think of stepping into a store,bakery, coiffeur or whatever, take out their camera and ask if they can take a few pictures. But you being an (silent) observer ensures you getting authenticity and you decide the moment which is worth being captured - not the right facial expression you need to quick pull the trigger.

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