Articles

  • Zenith Photosniper

    written by lomodirk on 2011-02-22 in #reviews
    Zenith Photosniper

    The world most martial photo camera. Again a boring day at a local flea market and there's nothing a Lomographer's heart desires. But don`t forget to keep your objective in view.

    10
  • Zugspitze: A View from the Top

    written by lomodirk on 2010-11-17 in #world #locations
    Zugspitze: A View from the Top

    A spontaneous trip to the top of Germany. It took us awhile to get there but with enough effort, we were finally able to see the spectacular view from the top. Zugspitze, the highest mountain in the country truly is a worthwhile place to visit whether you're into the outdoors or not.

    2
  • Johannisfriedhof Nuremberg

    written by lomodirk on 2010-10-13 in #world #locations
    Johannisfriedhof Nuremberg

    One of the oldest cemeteries in Nuremberg. The Johannisfriedhof was founded round about the 10th/11th century. In that time the small village of Johannis wasn´t part of the city of Nuremberg...

    1
  • Photokina 2010: lomodirk's Experience

    written by lomodirk on 2010-09-30 in #lifestyle
    Photokina 2010: lomodirk's Experience

    A Lomographic 30 hour trip to the holy grail of all things photography, Photokina 2010! Check out Lomodirk's retelling of his train travel times, and how he found the trip to be like! Instax photos of the area and in-betweens abound!

    4
  • Lomography Redscale XR - I like!

    written by lomodirk on 2010-09-17 in #reviews
    Lomography Redscale XR - I like!

    What a film! I have to confess that I never was a big fan of redscales...Yeah, of course, sometimes there have been some really cool results which delighted me but mainly I wasn`t fascinated by film switching.

    7
  • Sonnemondsterne – The Electronic Music Festival

    written by lomodirk on 2009-09-30 in #world #locations
    Sonnemondsterne – The Electronic Music Festival

    It is a festival held for three days in Saalburg, Germany for almost all kinds of electronic music headz!

    1
  • Minox 35 GT: It's a Small World

    written by lomodirk on 2009-09-05 in #reviews
    Minox 35 GT: It's a Small World

    Sounds like an old sports car but it isn't. With a size of 10x6x3 cm it is definitely too small to get you out on the country lane.

    7
  • Norisring

    written by lomodirk on 2009-08-09 in #world #locations
    Norisring

    The Norisring is a non-permanent racing track in Nuremberg/Germany. That means this race is going to happen on normal streets which are closed for five days a year just to let race cars draw their lines in this historical part of Nuremberg.

    2
  • Monte Kaolino

    written by lomodirk on 2009-07-09 in #world #locations
    Monte Kaolino

    Is an artificial mountain located at Hirschau close to Amberg. It is about 120meters high and exists just out of more than 30million metric tons quartz sand.

    5
  • Railway Station Nuremberg Zollhaus

    written by lomodirk on 2009-07-04 in #world #locations
    Railway Station Nuremberg Zollhaus

    Last time I had a small Tour de Nuremberg with my bicycle and a friend of mine we discovered a place where we`ve never been before. „Where is that road leading to?“ asked my friend and as we both don`t know we decided to follow that unknown road.

    2
  • A Lomo LC-A Love – The "Dirk" Collection

    written by lomodirk on 2009-06-09 in #news
    A Lomo LC-A Love – The "Dirk" Collection

    Oh man, I really feel some kind of a freak, 7 working LC-A`s and one in parts...I just had to count them and there are only 4 LC-A`s, one "+" and a LC-M. Ok, you got me, another LC-A is at my girlfriend`s house.

    15
  • Repeat Offender or EIR Doubles Part II

    written by lomodirk on 2009-05-03 in #news
    Repeat Offender or EIR Doubles Part II

    After our first "Kodak EIR doubles with you“:http://beta.lomography.com/magazine/blog/2009/03/28/doubles-with-you-lomodirk-larslau -entry we finished our second EIR swap. So this is part II of "larslau“:http://beta.lomography.com/homes/larslau and "lomodirk“:http://beta.lomography.com/homes/lomodirk using the Kodak EIR Aerochrome 400.

    10
  • Yashica T3 - Not Another Terminator

    written by lomodirk on 2009-04-02 in #reviews
    Yashica T3 - Not Another Terminator

    I was bored and looked around at some camera stuff when I suddenly came across this (in my eyes) ugly „thing“. Ok, try the next link...STOP!...Is that right? What I saw written there prevented me from going on clicking. Now this one got my full attention and after searching some facts and pictures on flickr (additionally I found pandre on a pic) I decided to get me one of these.

    10
  • Doubles With You - Lomodirk + Gemma81de

    written by lomodirk on 2009-02-13 in #news
    Doubles With You - Lomodirk + Gemma81de

    This week we bring you a true Lomographic mix on "doubles with you." Add a LC-A+ and a Pop9 and suddenly you are upside down - as the Lomographers from Germany themselves put it. This is what they had to say:

    7
  • Olympus OM2n – Smallest SLR In The 80's

    written by lomodirk on 2009-02-06 in #reviews
    Olympus OM2n – Smallest SLR In The 80's

    This small SLR was the start into my photography „career“. It was given to me as a present by an old neighbor who just heard about my effort to start into b&w photography at school. He said he can`t hold it anymore and it`s better in my hands than dusty in his storage rack. It came with an Olympus flash, manual, a 35mm Zuiko lens, a 50mm Zuiko lens and a Tokina 70-150mm

    4
  • Yashica MAT 124G – The Japanese Gentleman

    written by lomodirk on 2009-02-03 in #reviews
    Yashica MAT 124G – The Japanese Gentleman

    After a while I started photography I had the wish to try medium format. So my photography teacher in school said one day to me that he will borrow me his Yashica MAT 124G. I have plenty of time, I don`t have to hurry, he`ll tell me when he wants his camera back.

    17
  • Polaroid SX-70 SONAR AutoFocus– Batman`s instant fun

    written by lomodirk on 2009-01-28 in #reviews
    Polaroid SX-70 SONAR AutoFocus– Batman`s instant fun

    As a kid I had a Polaroid 1000 TKKG Edition, I don`t know who gave it to me, but the fact, to see the picture immediately was for me a god given thing. But I remember my father as well who always tried to teach me that those SX-70 films are really expensive. So it happened after a while that my beloved Polaroid has to find a place in the storage rack.

    12
  • Yashica Samurai X3.0 – Half Format SLR

    written by lomodirk on 2008-11-15 in #reviews
    Yashica Samurai X3.0 – Half Format SLR

    I don`t know where I first heard of this camera, but it must be something like love at first sight. But it could have also been something like "This thing is so ugly, I got to have it!" Most people will think you have a film camera because of its futuristic look. The film will be transported vertical instead of horizontal, which gives you the normal landscape format. Other half frame cameras must be turned to upright format to get the result of an landscape format. Confused?

    11
  • Widepan Pro II - The Panoramic Monster

    written by lomodirk on 2008-11-12 in #reviews
    Widepan Pro II - The Panoramic Monster

    „What the f...?“ is the most common reaction of people I know. People I don`t know start to lapse in an everlasting gaze when they see this kind of monster. Sometimes I was asked if I am some kind of topographer and when you tell people that this is „just“ a camera follows the everlasting gaze again.

    16
  • Rollei Retro (120, 100 iso) user-review

    written by lomodirk on 2008-10-27 in #reviews
    Rollei Retro (120, 100 iso) user-review

    It rocks: The Rollei Retro is the real successor of the legendary Agfa APX. Black and white photographers will love it for its fine grain and the perfect copies of life

    1
  • Agfa CT Precisa (35mm, 100 iso) user-review

    written by lomodirk on 2008-10-03 in #reviews
    Agfa CT Precisa (35mm, 100 iso) user-review

    WOW!!! What to say more about this film? Famous as big-ones like Elvis, the Pope, Lenin and Ronald Reagan together. The most gazed engineering marvel Agfa ever produced till their end.

    3
  • Sandpit (Roth)

    written by lomodirk on 2008-07-23 in #world #locations
    Sandpit (Roth)

    Have you ever thought of golfing? But you can`t afford that amount of money for this A1 club where all these high society people hang around? So you might have heard of cross golf. Just grab a clubber and beat that little white innocent ball through the country. Oh, you live in a city...maybe this is the right spot for you.

    1
  • Luang Prabang

    written by lomodirk on 2008-07-11 in #world #locations
    Luang Prabang

    Luang Prabang is a small town at the River Mekong in North of Laos. Among the Laos mountains this little unique town hosts about 30000 inhabitants and because of its state of being UNESCO world heritage you`ll get the feeling there are twenty times more tourists. The state of World heritage was given to Luang Prabang because of its mass of Buddhist temples and the colonial architecture the French left there in 1995. But architecture is not the only left over, you`ll get there really fresh made, superb tasting chicken baguette right at the market.

  • Ko Chang

    written by lomodirk on 2008-07-10 in #world #locations
    Ko Chang

    I heard first of Ko Chang a few years ago, the so-called backpackers dream, not that much tourism, laid back people and relaxed atmosphere. I`m talking about Thailand's beautiful island in the East, close to the Cambodian border, one of the biggest islands of Thailand. Ko Chang is also named Elephant Island because the shape of the island looks with a lot like an elephant. The last time I`ve been to Thailand, I didn`t make it there but that time I planned on going there on my way back from Cambodia to Bangkok.

  • The History Rally Grounds (Nuremberg)

    written by lomodirk on 2008-05-09 in #world #locations
    The History Rally Grounds (Nuremberg)

    The Former Nazi Party Rally Grounds Nuremberg is a place you will discover the dimensions of the era of National Socialism and take strange pictures. This was a beloved destination for excursions since 1876. The Great Dutzendteich was a popular and the first open-air bath in Nuremberg.

    1
  • Zoo Hundshaupten

    written by lomodirk on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    Zoo Hundshaupten

    The Zoo Hundshaupten is a neat little park located in the heart of Franconian Swiss near Nuremberg, Germany. It is embedded in a small valley where you can walk up and down and all around to see the typical animals which belong to the nature surrounding you.

  • National Park Serra da Estrella

    written by lomodirk on 2008-04-27 in #world #locations
    National Park Serra da Estrella

    The National Park Serra da Estrella is the highest mountain chain in Portugal. Most of the Portuguese just call it Serra. The highest Mountain is the so called Torre, which is almost 2000 meters high. On the way up and down I had to stop for several times just to take some pictures of this really natural beauty.

    1