The Grand Relaunch of a Bigger and Better Lomography Online Magazine

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Roll out the red carpet and prepare yourselves for the majestic arrival of the new and improved Lomography Online Magazine!

Roll out the red carpet and prepare yourselves for the majestic arrival of the new and improved Lomography Online Magazine! Since its launch in May 2008, it’s been one of the most exciting things to grace our Beta website. With superbly fun (and at the same time, helpful!) sections such as the Blog, Locations, Events, Films, Cameras, and Competitions – it’s become the main hub for photographs, articles, reviews, and tips! Think nothing could be better? Along with its fresh new look, each section of the Magazine will feature its best articles – and this will be constantly refreshed! There will also be an option to show us the stories that you like by clicking the “I like this article” button below each post!

And now, we’re introducing a new section to showcase all the creative tips that you’ve been submitting to us – the Tipster section! We have raked in a tremendous amount of really amazing ideas from you, and it’s about time that we dedicate a special spot for your analog ingenuity! It’s just the beginning of brighter things to come, folks! We guarantee that we’ll always keep you updated, informed, intrigued, and inspired – all for FREE. That’s what you call analog love!

Stats & Figures

Thanks to you, the Magazine has been very active since its launch – and for a good reason! It’s chock-full of all things analog – verbally and visually speaking. It’s the perfect place to go to when you want to be clued in to all things Lomography!

The Magazine by the Numbers

  • 753 entries in the Blog section, the main spot where Lomographers hang out
  • 1,518 entries in the Locations section, highlighting the best places on earth to visit, as you suggested
  • Locations now have a new map, making it very easy to see places and mark on where you have been (more than 1500 locations by users)
  • 228 entries in Films, your source for all emulsion info and reviews
  • 134 different films reviewed mostly by users
  • 200 entries in Cameras, the section that gets you clickin’ and snappin’
  • 101 different cameras reviewed mostly by users
  • 215 entries in Competitions – the section that keeps you busy and piggy-hungry!
  • 14,241 comments in total

What’s Happening Now On The Magazine?

Plenty! For every section there’s always something interesting going on. Here’s a low-down:

Tipster – A Brand New Section

All those cool tips that you’ve been sending will find a new home right into the Magazine! The Tipster section will feature all sorts of camera and accessory modifications, inspired by the successful Tipster newsletter launched in January 2009! You’ll find Lab Rats experiments previously published (and future submissions too) here, too. A drop-down menu will be available for quick browsing as well as limitless options to win piggies!

http://beta.lomography.com/magazine/tipster

New Lomo Photo Archive & Lomohomes: A Recap

A cleaner, sleeker LomoHomes was introduced recently – equipped with special features to keep the interaction between Lomographers more fun! Comments have been enabled, and avatars were uploaded to visually represent you. Likewise, exploring the Lomography Photo Archive is easier than ever – keying in meta tags & a mouseclick takes you to a wondrous Lomographic journey!

http://beta.lomography.com/photos
http://beta.lomography.com/homes

Share the Analogue Love With Friends

Two things to keep the analog love flowing – the “Share This!” button at the bottom of each post allows you to instantly share a favorite article with your friends! And if you like an article, let us know by selecting the “I like this article” button. This way you contribute to the growth, survival and love of analogue photography! And as always, we welcome feedback from you – so keep sending us your thoughts, ideas, suggestions and other comments!

http://beta.lomography.com/magazine

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written by lucasjakobsson on 2009-02-16 in #news #relaunch #magazine #tipster

21 Comments

  1. graefin
    graefin ·

    haha :) my sister in this article. Last picture on the right.
    great. Will have a look at the new section right now.

  2. graefin
    graefin ·

    mhhh first the site was unavailable and now it shows me the Locations page...

  3. plaidleaf
    plaidleaf ·

    haha! :) that's my picture of ed in the middle of the bottom from LWC 2004! i<3 this picture! and also, the new site!!!

  4. anelfandhiszippo
    anelfandhiszippo ·

    This sounds interesting =D

  5. stouf
    stouf ·

    Great stuff !
    Now the last thing to do to make all this perfect is a monthly paper version... Just like JPGmag...
    And we would all be in heaven...

    Thanks LSI.

  6. graefin
    graefin ·

    stouf this is a great idea!

  7. recurving
    recurving ·

    errr, sorry for the minor bugs - we are already fixing it...

  8. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    Great update!! Love it!!! :)))

  9. vicuna
    vicuna ·

    And I noticed that in your own album section, there's a little new thing about the competitions, to choose directly the shot to submit! Easier way than the previous one....! :)))

  10. anarchy
    anarchy ·

    I like this article =)

  11. anarchy
    anarchy ·

    Ok, I've had a look around now...

    Really love the new looks of the magazine, it's super sweet =)

    However, some of the comments have been re-arranged in a disorderly fashion....

    And I miss the list of active competitons, where I could see all deadlines of the contests that are still open for submissions...

    But that's about it, everything else is just GREAT!!

    Good job!

  12. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    I would like to contribute more to the various sections like Cameras Films or Locations but it take me too much time to write in English! sobh! :( however...it's all fab!!

  13. recurving
    recurving ·

    @anarchy: you can still see a list of all ongoing competitions in the sidebar: beta.lomography.com/magazine/competitions - the grey box on the right, there's a headline ongoing competitions

  14. saidseni
    saidseni ·

    me too!

  15. anarchy
    anarchy ·

    @ recurving: Thanks for the hint, that was exactly what I was looking for =)

  16. anarchy
    anarchy ·

    Wow, I love this new way of seeing the competition submission and being able to comment on them =)

  17. adi_totp
    adi_totp ·

    love it! thanks LSI

  18. somapic
    somapic ·

    @ recurving: what a nice cooking pot you forged for the lomography community! :-)

  19. ndroo
    ndroo ·

    Coool!!!

  20. eyecon
    eyecon ·

    I like the new functions - you can really see how the website is growing! I can still remember when she was so cute and little haha...

  21. recurving
    recurving ·

    @somapic still cooking

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