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  • The LC-A Krab - Your LC-A and LC-Wide's Bathing Suit

    written by lucretia on 2013-06-20 in #reviews
    The LC-A Krab - Your LC-A and LC-Wide's Bathing Suit

    Summer’s here! Which means seaside madness and fun water fights! If you’re a proud owner of a LC-A or LC-Wide, you’ll surely want to bring it along to capture your most splashy moments! So put on its bathing suit and let it safely capture the view with the LC-A Krab!

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  • Lomo LC-Wide - A One of a Kind Creative Tool

    written by lucretia on 2013-06-17 in #reviews
    Lomo LC-Wide - A One of a Kind Creative Tool

    If you’re looking for one of the most versatile film cameras on the market, you’ll absolutely love the LOMO LC-Wide. Not only that, but it also looks awesome. It's small in size and easy to carry around. Interested? Then keep on reading to find out more about this must-have film camera!

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  • Summer Hot Spots: Discovering Wildlife at the Dolphinarium

    written by lucretia on 2013-06-04 in #world #locations
    Summer Hot Spots: Discovering Wildlife at the Dolphinarium

    When it comes to summer in Constanta, there are a lot of places to see and things to do; being the biggest seaside city in Romania, with an opening to the Black Sea, Constanta can offer tourists and locals a wide variety of summer hot spots!

  • My Clever Collage: The Photo Frame Collage Gift Box

    written by lucretia on 2012-01-18 in #gear #tipster
    My Clever Collage: The Photo Frame Collage Gift Box

    Birthdays are really fun, especially if one of your loved ones is the one celebrating! Birthdays are double the fun if you love making special gifts! I am the person that loves making surprise gifts for my loved ones and wrapping them in a unique way! So if you want to surprise someone with your fun gift wrapping techniques, just keep on reading!

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  • Auction of Rare Analogue Equipment: 20th WestLicht Photographica Auction

    written by lucretia on 2011-10-31 in #news
    Auction of Rare Analogue Equipment: 20th WestLicht Photographica Auction

    All you analogue enthusiasts be prepared! Westlicht Photographica has announced its 20th auction of rare and interesting analogue equipment! The auction will be held on 12th of November, so if you’re in Vienna at that time, this event is a must!

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  • The Constanta Aquarium - A Great Place to Relax

    written by lucretia on 2011-10-30 in #world #locations
    The Constanta Aquarium - A Great Place to Relax

    If you’re ever in Constanta on a cold or gloomy day and you’re in the mood to take some photos or just relax, the Constanta Aquarium is the place to be! It is not the most glamorous or the most breathtaking place in my home town, but it’s worth visiting.

  • Out to Sea: Tyulenovo, Bulgaria

    written by lucretia on 2011-10-27 in #world #locations
    Out to Sea: Tyulenovo, Bulgaria

    At the end of summer, I had the opportunity to visit Bulgaria. I am from Constanta, Romania, and getting to the small village of Tyulenovo is a piece of cake! It is very near and therefore, very convenient to visit. The trip was one of a kind, the views extraordinary, and the atmosphere very relaxing.

  • City Libraries: “Ioan N. Roman” Public Library Constanta

    written by lucretia on 2011-09-07 in #world #locations
    City Libraries: “Ioan N. Roman” Public Library Constanta

    “Ioan N. Roman” Public Library is the biggest of its kind in Constanta County. It was officially founded on the 19th of July 1931 and by 1942, it already housed about 20,000 volumes. In 2008, the Public Library had about 504,000 books and a substantial collection of audio/video documents, electronic documents, manuscripts, microfilms, and iconography.

  • Food and Drink: Elion Ice Cream

    written by lucretia on 2011-09-07 in #world #locations
    Food and Drink: Elion Ice Cream

    If you’re ever in Constanta and craving for creamy and delicious ice cream, you must have a taste of Elion Ice Cream. They have ice cream places all over town but the best known and visible is the one situated at Tomis Mall.

  • My Favorite Childhood Hangout: Culture House Park

    written by lucretia on 2011-08-24 in #world #locations
    My Favorite Childhood Hangout: Culture House Park

    I spent most of my free time as a youngster in the Culture House Park as it was the perfect place to go rollerblading. I loved this sport and I still do so. Once in a while I still go there to rollerblade. What can I say, it’s a roller skater’s dream place!

  • Analogue Adventures with My Pet: Loving my Ala!

    written by lucretia on 2011-08-22 in #lifestyle
    Analogue Adventures with My Pet: Loving my Ala!

    Ala is my dog and I love her very much even though she is a very, very old lady. She is an English Cocker Spaniel which my Dad got as a present for my 10th birthday; she was a few months then and now she’s about 14 years old (which in human years for a dog her size is 72!).

  • Film Archiving: Don’t Throw Your Lomo Boxes Away!

    written by lucretia on 2011-08-18 in #gear #tipster
    Film Archiving: Don’t Throw Your Lomo Boxes Away!

    Fellow Lomographers, it’s time to think inside the box! Every Lomography product comes in a funky looking box, neatly packed for your satisfaction! Don’t throw those Lomo boxes away, they will come in handy later on.

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  • Analogue Nightlife: Music, Lights and Fun at the We Tour Before-Party

    written by lucretia on 2011-08-18 in #lifestyle
    Analogue Nightlife: Music, Lights and Fun at the We Tour Before-Party

    It was the first time I took my Diana to a cool party like this was: great music, great light show and awesome people, all in all a cool summer atmosphere in Constanta. My Diana loves funky lights so I was psyched when the DJ turned them on!

  • Analogue Approaches to Visual Arts: Paper Sculptures by Jeff Nishinaka

    written by lucretia on 2011-08-15 in #news
    Analogue Approaches to Visual Arts: Paper Sculptures by Jeff Nishinaka

    Paper sculpture is a very unique art form in which attention to detail and skillfulness are extremely important. Jeff Nishinaka is one of the few artists that create these one-of-a-kind sculptures. He is a very successful artist whose works of art are not only sold all over the world, but are also part of topnotch advertising campaigns.

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  • Urban Adventures: The Navy Museum of Constanta

    written by lucretia on 2011-08-12 in #world #locations
    Urban Adventures: The Navy Museum of Constanta

    My hometown, Constanta has a rich history and a lot of cool places to visit. As it hosts the biggest port in Romania, Constanta couldn’t do without a place to honor the history of the Romanian Navy. All the local people know about it, but when it comes to tourists, they are bound to miss out on this unique museum.

  • Art and culture: The Roman Mosaic

    written by lucretia on 2011-08-11 in #world #locations
    Art and culture: The Roman Mosaic

    The Roman Mosaic is one of the coolest museums in Constanta. It’s not too big so you won’t get bored and you’ll have more time to focus on the details. Whenever I visit the Roman Mosaic, I always take my time to look at all the different artifacts. It is a unique and inspiring experience as I have the opportunity to see one of the most ancient art forms and discover how time has influenced it.

  • The Great Mosque of Constanta

    written by lucretia on 2011-08-09 in #world #locations
    The Great Mosque of Constanta

    The Great Mosque of Constanta is one of the most important monuments in my hometown. It impresses not only through its unique architecture, but also through the magnificent view of the Constanta Port and city which can be admired from the Mosque’s tower.

  • H2o Beach

    written by lucretia on 2011-08-08 in #world #locations
    H2o Beach

    If you’re into kite surfing or you just enjoy having a really great time with your friends at the beach, you’ll definitely love H2o! Situated at the end of Mamaia Resort, H2o Beach is my favorite place to go swimming in the summer and escape the torrid heat of the city.

  • Escape from the City: The Dobrogea Keys

    written by lucretia on 2011-08-07 in #world #locations
    Escape from the City: The Dobrogea Keys

    Although I have been living in Constanta for 23 years, I have never visited the Dobrogea Keys until a few days ago. I was truly impressed by the beauty and uniqueness of this very old landscape. Here you are in touch with nature, you feel you’re in a different time and place even though you’re only 40km away from the hustle and bustle of Constanta.

  • Urban Adventures: The Central Cemetery

    written by lucretia on 2011-08-06 in #world #locations
    Urban Adventures: The Central Cemetery

    The Central Cemetery of Constanta is a place where you go back in time and learn a bit of history. I was surprised to find a bunch of monuments here and passing by the modern, ordinary graves, you will find at the back at the cemetery a museum-like atmosphere.

  • Ilford Pan F Plus (35mm, 50 ISO)

    written by lucretia on 2011-07-29 in #reviews
    Ilford Pan F Plus (35mm, 50 ISO)

    If you’re a black and white film enthusiast you must try at least once this one of a kind and versatile film! Ilford Pan F Plus does very well in a wide range of lighting conditions: what you need to do is be patient when you take your shots and you will be rewarded with some high quality black and white photos.

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  • Agfa CT Precisa (35mm, 100 ISO)

    written by lucretia on 2011-07-28 in #reviews
    Agfa CT Precisa (35mm, 100 ISO)

    If you like the excitement of discovering new things or you’re just into unexpected surprises, then Agfa CT Precisa is the film for you! Just load it in your favorite analogue camera and start shooting; then ask your local lab to cross-process it and you’re done!

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  • Essential Tips for Street Snap Shooting with the Diana and Smena 8

    written by lucretia on 2011-07-27 in #gear #tipster
    Essential Tips for Street Snap Shooting with the Diana and Smena 8

    Whether you’re on holiday in a never seen before city or you’re just enjoying a pleasant stroll in you home town, taking your analogue camera with you is an absolute must! You never know when the perfect scenery catches your eye, so it’s best to always be prepared.

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  • Local Flavor: the City of Constanta

    written by lucretia on 2011-07-26 in #world #locations
    Local Flavor: the City of Constanta

    Constanta is one of the most important cities in Romania. It has a population of approximately 310,000 inhabitants, it hosts the biggest port of the Black Sea and the largest seaside resort in Romania. Constanta is my hometown and is the most impressive during the summer! Its the time when the colors of the city really shine and Constanta immediately comes to life.

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  • Vintage-Themed Print Ads: Coca-Cola 125 Years Campaign

    written by lucretia on 2011-07-25 in #news
    Vintage-Themed Print Ads: Coca-Cola 125 Years Campaign

    This year Coca Cola celebrates 125 Years. With this occasion they set up a vintage-themed campaign giving back Coca Cola its very unique retro look. The campaign has taken different shapes and sizes in 200 countries all over the world. Check out Coca Cola’s very unique results!

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  • Gravity Park Constanta

    written by lucretia on 2011-07-17 in #world #locations
    Gravity Park Constanta

    Gravity Park Constanta is my favorite place in my hometown. Not only is it the biggest extreme sports complex in Romania, but it is the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. It’s the place where I can relax, have a great time, practice the sports I love and take funky photos with my Lomo cameras.

  • The Park with Rocks

    written by lucretia on 2011-07-15 in #world #locations
    The Park with Rocks

    The Park with Rocks is my favorite park in Constanta. However, this is not its real name. I have been calling it by this name since I was little, as this particular park is full of large rocks. But if you look closely, you will find that they are quite special!

  • Vintage-themed Print Ads: Pepsi Cola Romania Campaign

    written by lucretia on 2011-07-15 in #news
    Vintage-themed Print Ads: Pepsi Cola Romania Campaign

    Pepsi Cola recently started a new advertising campaign in Romania, “Yesterday and Also Today.” It features some really interesting vintage-themed ads that take you back to the 70s and 80s Romania, especially through the black and white analogue photos used in the majority of the ads.

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  • Analogue Approaches to Graphic Design: Analogue Agency Leeds

    written by lucretia on 2011-07-15 in #news
    Analogue Approaches to Graphic Design: Analogue Agency Leeds

    Analogue is a full service graphic and digital design agency based in Leeds that took a very interesting approach to graphic design. This year, they added a new look to their brand identity by showing their craft in a new light: they gave graphic design an analogue look!

  • Short Story Inspired by a Photograph: The Voice

    written by lucretia on 2011-07-14 in #lifestyle
    Short Story Inspired by a Photograph: The Voice

    Found this old photo of my Dad when he was in college. He went to Art College so he and his friends made all sorts of creative experiments. This is one of them. It’s a photo taken with his Smena 8. Found it very inspiring and began to write a short story. Here’s what came out after a few hours. Hope you enjoy it !

  • Fuji Superia 200 35mm

    written by lucretia on 2011-07-09 in #reviews
    Fuji Superia 200 35mm

    Fuji Superia 200 ISO 35mm was one of my first films that I used with my Diana F+. Until now, I have used only one roll as after I bought it, as there weren’t any left at the local photo labs. However, they recently updated their stocks and I’m very anxious to give this film another try.

  • Diana+ 35mm Back

    written by lucretia on 2011-06-27 in #reviews
    Diana+ 35mm Back

    The Diana 35mm Back is definitely the most practical accessory for your Diana camera. Not only you will benefit from the smaller price of buying and scanning 35mm films, but also from the versatility of this amazing Diana accessory.

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  • Fujichrome Astia 100 F (35mm film)

    written by lucretia on 2011-06-15 in #reviews
    Fujichrome Astia 100 F (35mm film)

    This was my first experience with color reversal film. I had no idea what to expect. My choice was a 35mm roll of Fujichrome Astia 100 ISO which I loaded in my Diana F+ camera. And a great choice it was, as I was totally impressed with the results I obtained by cross processing this one of a kind film.

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  • Photo Exhibition Dedicated to Thomas Bernhard

    written by lucretia on 2011-06-14 in #news
    Photo Exhibition Dedicated to Thomas Bernhard

    If you are an analogue photography lover who also enjoys literature, you might want to know about a recent exhibit at the WestLicht Gallery.

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  • Creative Writing Inspired by a Photograph: The Wasp

    written by lucretia on 2011-06-11 in #lifestyle
    Creative Writing Inspired by a Photograph: The Wasp

    I recently took this photo of the cute little vampire puppet and the caring wooden puppet. I wrote a short story based on the concept it depicted and decided to share it with you guys! And the concept... "evil creatures" are not as tough as they look; they need love too.

  • The Diana 20mm Fisheye Lens

    written by lucretia on 2011-06-09 in #reviews
    The Diana 20mm Fisheye Lens

    The Diana 20mm Fisheye Lens is the perfect accessory for your Diana camera! With versatility as its best quality, the Diana 20mm Fisheye Lens will blow your mind with great shots. You will be amazed by what this small Lomography accessory can do!

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  • Ars Imago Fotografia presents Pinhole Days

    written by lucretia on 2011-06-09 in #news
    Ars Imago Fotografia presents Pinhole Days

    This year Pinhole Day is on 24th of April, so many analogue photography lovers all over the world celebrate this important event in their own special way. One of them is Associazione Culturale Ars Imago Fotografia who has made Rome the center of pinhole photography organizing a 9 day event of pinhole madness!

  • Kodak Professional TMAX 100 B&W

    written by lucretia on 2011-06-04 in #reviews
    Kodak Professional TMAX 100 B&W

    If you’re looking for a high quality B&W film, Kodak TMAX 100 is the perfect choice. If you are a portrait enthusiast or just love the vintage look of B&W photos, you should try at least once, “the world’s finest grained 100 speed black and white film”.

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  • “Dwarf Land” Kids’ Park: Remember Your Childhood

    written by lucretia on 2011-05-28 in #world #locations
    “Dwarf Land” Kids’ Park: Remember Your Childhood

    “Dwarf Land” is one of my favorite places in Constanta as it reminds me of my childhood. It is the biggest kids’ playground in town and is part of Tăbăcărie Park. It has a very lively atmosphere and is the perfect place to take some fun photos.

  • Casino Constanta: My Favorite Place to Get Some Sun

    written by lucretia on 2011-04-30 in #world #locations
    Casino Constanta: My Favorite Place to Get Some Sun

    The casino is one of the most important landmarks in Romania and the most significant in my hometown, Constanta. Even though its interior cannot be visited because the casino has been closed to the public for several years, this magnificent monument has been Constanta’s trademark since 1910.

  • Lomography Color Negative 400 (35 mm, 400 iso)

    written by lucretia on 2011-04-20 in #reviews
    Lomography Color Negative 400 (35 mm, 400 iso)

    The Lomography Color Negative 400 (35 mm, 400 iso) is must try for any lomographer. If you have a Diana F+ and love landscape photography you will fall in love with it. If you love the colorsplashing technique, you will learn that your patience will be rewarded with a great balance between vivid colors and amazing clarity.

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  • The 19th WestLicht Photographica Vienna Auction

    written by lucretia on 2011-04-19 in #news
    The 19th WestLicht Photographica Vienna Auction

    If you’re analogue camera enthusiast and missed the Tamarkin Photographica auction which took place in April, you might be interested in the 19th WestLicht Photographica auction which will take place on May 28 in Vienna.

  • Rare Camera Auction Organized by Tamarkin

    written by lucretia on 2011-04-18 in #news
    Rare Camera Auction Organized by Tamarkin

    April 12 was an important day for rare analogue cameras collectors all over the world. More than 200 rare and unusual cameras were sold in the most important auction of this sort in the U.S., organized by none other than Tamarkin Photographica.

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  • The Lomography Ringflash

    written by lucretia on 2011-03-31 in #reviews
    The Lomography Ringflash

    The Lomography Ringflash is not only about its great looks; sure, it’s a cool looking Lomographic gadget, but the vibrant colors and clarity that it gives to each and every photo make it one of the best flash out there to master your colorsplashing technique.

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