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  • Awesome Pizza at Pizzeria Aurora

    written by veato on 2012-05-16 in #world #locations
    Awesome Pizza at Pizzeria Aurora

    Pizza is one of my favorite foods. Freshly-made traditional Italian pizza is even better. I only had one when visiting Sorrento in Italy but I might very well have picked the best!

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  • Kodak T-Max 400 35mm Versus the Competition

    written by veato on 2012-05-15 in #reviews
    Kodak T-Max 400 35mm Versus the Competition

    Back in May 2011 I reviewed Kodak T-Max 400 and praised its qualities with barely a bad word to say. I thought it would be interesting now to do a retrospective review and compare it to some other black and white film I've since had the chance to use.

  • Fuji Velvia 50 RVP 35mm: Every Bit as Good as You Think

    written by veato on 2012-04-25 in #reviews
    Fuji Velvia 50 RVP 35mm: Every Bit as Good as You Think

    I'd heard about Fuji Velvia 50's famed qualities and was eager to try it out. With a planned trip to the Amalfi Coast, I had the prefect opportunity to see of the film was every bit as good as I'd heard it was.

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  • Lomography in the Media: Practical Photography

    written by veato on 2012-04-24 in #news
    Lomography in the Media: Practical Photography

    The Spring and May editions of Practical Photography had their usual fare of digital goodies and surprisingly, some mentions of Lomography special editions.

  • Lost and Found: Pentax P30

    written by veato on 2012-04-11 in #lifestyle
    Lost and Found: Pentax P30

    It was a sad day when my old SLR was stolen. I couldn't afford to replace it at the time and I was devastated. Years later and as things moved to digital I'd all but forgotten about my missing P30 but it seemed almost inevitable that one day I might once again be reunited with one.

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  • Portrait Photography Tips: The Eyes

    written by veato on 2012-04-09 in #gear #tipster
    Portrait Photography Tips: The Eyes

    I spent a whole year taking photos of my baby and one thing that quickly became apparent was the difference between eyes being in focus and eyes that weren't and the effect on the photo. Although we're almost taught to break the rules I still believe the eyes are just as important in Lomography.

  • Expired Film: As Good As New

    written by veato on 2012-03-28 in #gear #tipster
    Expired Film: As Good As New

    Expired film doesn't have to be unpredictable and problematic. Whilst some might prefer this, it is entirely possible to preserve out of date film to be as good as new.

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  • Wedding Spot: Chiesa Di San Francesco

    written by veato on 2012-03-16 in #world #locations
    Wedding Spot: Chiesa Di San Francesco

    If like me your ideal wedding does not involve hundreds of guests, packed out churches, and big ceremonies then why not go abroad? It's not as expensive, you can keep the numbers down and if you look around, you can find a simply stunning location. For this piece I present the Chiesa Di San Francesco.

  • Don't Miss Out On The Action: Bridgford Park Supersampler

    written by veato on 2012-03-05 in #world #locations
    Don't Miss Out On The Action: Bridgford Park Supersampler

    There's only one camera I need when I don't want to miss out on the action - my blue Supersampler. It has become a regular occurrence to see me at Nottingham's many parks playing with my daughter and snapping the action along the way. Our latest trip was to Bridgford Park.

  • Secondhand Love Affair: The Silvi

    written by veato on 2012-02-22 in #lifestyle
    Secondhand Love Affair: The Silvi

    I can spend hours searching eBay and second hand stores for camera bargains but more often than not I don't find anything to my liking or at the right price. Once in a while a search comes up trumps though with a little bargain.

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  • Second Hand Love Affair: Olympus Trip 35

    written by veato on 2012-02-21 in #lifestyle
    Second Hand Love Affair: Olympus Trip 35

    I started a second hand love affair with an broken and old ugly duckling and a desire to turn it into a metaphorical swan. It wasn't going to be easy with a camera older than me but I was determined it would be worth it in the end.

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  • Love at First Lomo: My Little Vivi

    written by veato on 2012-02-18 in #lifestyle
    Love at First Lomo: My Little Vivi

    It didn't take me long to fall in love with my first analogue camera, and it was definitely love at first Lomo! Funny enough though it wasn't my first choice of camera, but I'm glad it's the one I went with.

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  • My 2012 Bucket List: Photos to Take and Films to Use

    written by veato on 2012-01-17 in #lifestyle
    My 2012 Bucket List: Photos to Take and Films to Use

    My bucket list for 2012 consists of photos I want to take. Whether specific ideas of photos or simply new types of film I want to try out my aim is to tick off each item in the list before 31st December 2012. With 12 months to go I'm sure I can manage it!

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  • My Most Memorable Travel Escapade in 2011

    written by veato on 2012-01-13 in #world #locations
    My Most Memorable Travel Escapade in 2011

    My summer of 2011 ended with an amazing trip to Sorrento, Italy. It was without a doubt, my most memorable travel escapade of 2011 - possibly the most memorable travel escape I will ever have! Read on to see what made it so memorable.

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  • Woodthorpe Grange Park: My Favourite Patch of Greenery

    written by veato on 2012-01-12 in #world #locations
    Woodthorpe Grange Park: My Favourite Patch of Greenery

    Woodthorpe Grange Park has something to offer for everyone and being local to me makes it my favourite patch of greenery. Read on to find out why I like spending so much time in my local park come winter or summer.

  • My Review on Fuji Sensia 400

    written by veato on 2011-11-08 in #reviews
    My Review on Fuji Sensia 400

    There aren't many film types I've used and not liked in one way or another. On the other hand there are some films I've used and I've been utterly amazed. Which category does Fuji Sensia 400 fall into? Read on to find out!

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  • LomoLocations: Vesuvius National Park

    written by veato on 2011-10-29 in #world #locations
    LomoLocations: Vesuvius National Park

    My holiday to Sorrento wouldn't have been complete without a trip to the crater of the ever present Mount Vesuvius. It's not the easiest walk on a hot day but the views are worth it and with the right camera, if the weather allows, you'll capture some spectacular panoramas.

  • Creepy Film Photographs: Make Your Own Mind Up!

    written by veato on 2011-10-25 in #lifestyle
    Creepy Film Photographs: Make Your Own Mind Up!

    I'm not a believer in ghosts or the supernatural but one photo I have taken certainly made me look twice. I have considered a logical explanation but prefer not to think too hard and enjoy the mystery surrounding it. Is it a ghost? Have a look and make your own mind up.

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  • October Festivities: Goose Fair

    written by veato on 2011-10-25 in #news
    October Festivities: Goose Fair

    I've become a serial attender of the Goose Fair in Nottingham if only to try and capture some interesting photos. Last year was all about bold colours and cross-processing but this year I fancied trying some night shots with the bulb mode on the La Sardina. This is how it went.

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  • Out To Sea: Sorrento, Capri, and Amalfi

    written by veato on 2011-10-07 in #world #locations
    Out To Sea: Sorrento, Capri, and Amalfi

    Deciding to get married in Italy gave me the chance to visit some of the most beautiful coastlines I have ever seen. Not only was Sorrento itself amazing but short trips out to sea gave me the opportunity to see Capri and the even more stunning Amalfi Coast.

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  • Fuji Natura 1600 35mm

    written by veato on 2011-09-07 in #reviews
    Fuji Natura 1600 35mm

    Even without a Natura Classica camera to pair it to the NP mode I still wanted to try out some Fujifilm Natura 1600. It wasn't easy to get hold of and it wasn't cheap either but it's quite a unique film and one I just had to try. This is what I made of it.

  • The Wolds Retreat

    written by veato on 2011-09-06 in #world #locations
    The Wolds Retreat

    When my girlfriend suggested that we get away recently I wasn't expecting the destination to be a Buddhist kadampa meditation centre. Any fears were short lived though as we discovered this truly stunning and peaceful part of North Yorkshire.

  • My Childhood in Analogue

    written by veato on 2011-09-05 in #lifestyle
    My Childhood in Analogue

    I seem to spend a lot of my time taking photos of my baby growing up but find for convenience I use a digital camera. During my childhood though there was no such thing and all the photos my Dad took of me growing up are purely analogue. It's great that I can now look back at these photos as memories come flooding back.

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  • Creating a Word Mask

    written by veato on 2011-08-30 in #gear #tipster
    Creating a Word Mask

    I have seen previous tipsters where masks are made to create a silhouette on the on the resulting photo. This gave me an idea to create a mask with a word to appear on each frame. This was very much a first attempt and not perfect but using the following guide you can do the same.

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  • Sprocket Hole Scanning with EPSON Scanners

    written by veato on 2011-08-22 in #gear #tipster
    Sprocket Hole Scanning with EPSON Scanners

    If you have a scanner with a backlight then you should be able to use the DigitaLiza scanning mask to scan sprockets - examples are the V330 and V500 models. To get a correct exposure though you'll need to tweak the EPSON Scan software. Read on to find out how.

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  • DigitaLIZA 35mm Scanning Mask

    written by veato on 2011-08-20 in #reviews
    DigitaLIZA 35mm Scanning Mask

    I never had the need for a DigitaLIZA in the past as none of my camera were capable of exposing the sprocket holes of 35mm negatives. That changed recently with the purchase of a Lomography Spinner 360 so I bought a DigitaLIZA and this is what I made of it.

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  • Fix and Refurbish an Olympus Trip 35

    written by veato on 2011-08-20 in #gear #tipster
    Fix and Refurbish an Olympus Trip 35

    I recently bought a camera older than me in a non-working condition. Looking around the internet I found some help on fixing a common issue (stuck aperture blades) and some nice new skins for a modern look. I set my heart on bringing my Trip back to life and this guide will hopefully inspire and help others to do the same.

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  • So, You Want a Vivitar UWS?

    written by veato on 2011-08-12 in #gear #tipster
    So, You Want a Vivitar UWS?

    So you want to own a legendary Vivitar Ultra Wide & Slim? Looking around the internet you'll find lots of tips, rumours, modifications and examples of this plastic wonder but it can be overwhelming for the newcomer. Here is my tutorial tipster for buying, owning and using a Vivitar UWS.

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  • Vintage Photography Finds: Car Boot Sale

    written by veato on 2011-07-25 in #lifestyle
    Vintage Photography Finds: Car Boot Sale

    I've not had much luck searching for vintage cameras in my local charity shops. This prompted me to check out the nearby Sunday car boot sales to see if I can get lucky with a great camera find. Lucky there are a few close to home and they're quite large events too.

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  • When Analogue and Digital Collide

    written by veato on 2011-07-18 in #lifestyle
    When Analogue and Digital Collide

    When taking analogue photos I try to keep any editing or digital manipulation to a minimum. Apart from cropping the borders of square Diana shots and scanning the images digitally they remain as much as possible true to the Lomography principles. Recently though my analogue and digital worlds collided with pleasantly surprising results.

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  • Another Essential Tip For Street Shooting

    written by veato on 2011-07-14 in #gear #tipster
    Another Essential Tip For Street Shooting

    Traditional street photography for me is all about black and white film and capturing candid moments in real people's lives as they go about their day-to-day businesses. But what else might the street reveal if you just change your angle of view?

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  • Food and Drinks at Nottingham

    written by veato on 2011-07-12 in #world #locations
    Food and Drinks at Nottingham

    If there are two things I don't mind venturing into the city for it's shopping and eating/drinking. There's so much choices in Nottingham that it seems everyone is catered for. From run of the mill take-a-ways to ostrich burger bars fine dining you'll be spoilt for choice.

  • A Feel For Nottingham

    written by veato on 2011-07-11 in #world #locations
    A Feel For Nottingham

    On a hot and sunny day I walked around Nottingham with the aim to snap anything that might capture the feel of the city. I had no idea beforehand what I was going to end up with but enjoyed the journey along the way. And what better than a friendly city, an analogue camera and some glorious weather to go snapping.

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  • SuperSampler Review

    written by veato on 2011-07-11 in #reviews
    SuperSampler Review

    I couldn't wait to get my hands on my new SuperSampler and to test it took little Emily down to the park. The four lens arrangement seemed perfect for capturing her at play so please read on and see what I made of my new little blue camera.

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  • Buildings to Inspire

    written by veato on 2011-07-10 in #world #locations
    Buildings to Inspire

    Inspiration - in particular, inspiration to photograph - comes in all sorts of shapes and sizes. I've found interest and beauty in everything from living people to gravestones at the final resting place. Visiting historical cities like Rome lends itself to photographing buildings and architecture and forms it's own inspiration. How much of this inspiration then can be found in my local city?

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  • University Park Campus

    written by veato on 2011-07-08 in #world #locations
    University Park Campus

    Nottingham University Park is approximately 300 acres and is used by students, staff, and visitors alike. As well as the period buildings and teaching facilities, the public has access to gardens, woodland, and the Lakeside Arts Centre. At only two miles from the city centre it's a great place to escape from the hustle and bustle.

  • SuperSampler: Summer Loving

    written by veato on 2011-06-19 in #lifestyle
    SuperSampler: Summer Loving

    When the sun warms the air and the rain stays away there's nothing better for me than spending some quality time with my daughter. The cherry on top is using the opportunity to take some photographs and my brand new Supersampler is just the ticket for some multi-lensed summer loving!

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  • Kodak Ultramax 400

    written by veato on 2011-06-18 in #reviews
    Kodak Ultramax 400

    Seeing Ultramax as something of a consumer grade film I left it alone in favor of rarer and more expensive film to play with. Finding it on sale recently made it too good to pass up on so I picked up a few rolls. Not knowing what to expect tried some out in my Diana Mini and rushed the spent film off to the 1hr lab. This is what I found.

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  • Open Wide: Why Wide Angle Lenses Matter

    written by veato on 2011-06-17 in #gear #tipster
    Open Wide: Why Wide Angle Lenses Matter

    In 35mm camera terms any lens 35mm and under can be considered wide angle. Common focal lengths are 35, 28, 24, 21, 20, 18 and 14 mm with some barrel distortion present in some cases although not as severe as the 6 to 8mm focal lengths of ultra-wide fisheye lenses. So why do wide angle lenses matter?

  • Auctions of Rare and Interesting Analogue Equipment - The Silvi

    written by veato on 2011-06-11 in #news
    Auctions of Rare and Interesting Analogue Equipment - The Silvi

    I found a camera on eBay in the UK that I've never seen before, nor have seen since. Closer inspection revealed it to be something of a poor man's Natura Classica - but an award winning one! Say hello to the Fujifilm Silvi F2.8!

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  • Leaving Winter Behind: Spring Is Here!

    written by veato on 2011-05-24 in #lifestyle
    Leaving Winter Behind: Spring Is Here!

    The snow at times was fun but the cold and darkness was not. So now I'm raising a smile and leaving winter behind as spring is finally upon us. The days are longer, the climate is warmer and summer is just around the corner.

  • Springtime Analogue Shooting: Sherwood

    written by veato on 2011-05-23 in #lifestyle
    Springtime Analogue Shooting: Sherwood

    Shooting on film in spring is going to provide plenty of opportunity to capture some lovely images. With colour returning to the world I hope to get out with the cameras even more and make use of their dreamy soft focus and bold colour reproduction to enhance this already beautiful season.

  • Accessories Anonymous: My Indispensable Accessory

    written by veato on 2011-05-23 in #lifestyle
    Accessories Anonymous: My Indispensable Accessory

    I don't own many accessories for my few cameras and like to travel light but I do regularily make use of one. Not only is this my favourite accessory but I adsolutely could not do without it. You could say that I love it even. I love it so much I'm going to marry it one day!

  • Kodak T-Max 400

    written by veato on 2011-05-10 in #reviews
    Kodak T-Max 400

    In May of this year Lomography requested reviews for Kodak T-Max black and white 35mm film. As it happens not that long ago I used this film for my first ever B&W analogue experience. I couldn't pass up the opportunity therefore to let everyone know what I found out about this popular film.

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  • Lomo Philosophy – How It Changed Me

    written by veato on 2011-04-12 in #lifestyle
    Lomo Philosophy – How It Changed Me

    I've invested quite heavily in digital photography for an amatuer. As well as a camera there's the lenses, filters, bags and even PC software and a graphics tablet. During the last 6-8 months though I've been using film more and more. This is how Lomo philosophy changed me.....

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  • Church (Rock) Cemetery

    written by veato on 2011-04-11 in #world #locations
    Church (Rock) Cemetery

    Church Cemetery (also known as Rock Cemetery) in Nottingham was opened in 1856 and still stands today. It covers thirteen acres and features a variety of old and ornate sculptured graves. Being close to the city centre, its location is convenient for a visit and has lots of photo opportunities for Lomographers young and old.

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  • Diana Mini First Impressions

    written by veato on 2011-04-02 in #reviews
    Diana Mini First Impressions

    This is my first impressions review of the Lomography Diana Mini White, bought for me as a present for my birthday in February 2011. A test roll was shot in Nottingham, England and processed the same day. Read on for my review and see what I made of this mini marvel.

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  • Sherwood, Squared

    written by veato on 2011-02-21 in #world #locations
    Sherwood, Squared

    All my Lomo experiences to date came from shooting with a Vivitar UWS but that's about to change now that my lovely girlfriend bought me a Diana Mini. With the rain holding off, I took the opportunity to do two things I'd previously not done; use the Diana and more significantly shoot in my local area - Sherwood.

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  • The Goose Fair

    written by veato on 2011-02-05 in #world #locations
    The Goose Fair

    When the fair came to town I packed the Vivi and some E-6 slide film to go and see what I could capture. Although getting some puzzled looks from the many DSLR users there, I had a great time and once again the little Vivi left me more than happy with the results.

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  • When Lomo Went to the Seaside

    written by veato on 2011-02-03 in #world #locations
    When Lomo Went to the Seaside

    I visited Blackpool after an absence of thirteen years but this time went armed with a Vivi and a roll of E-6. Not only that but this was to be my first experience with lo-fi photography after spending the last few years in a digital only world. It was certainly an eye opener!

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