The beast for total darkness! When it is so dark, that you would not even know what film to take there is only one option left: the Neopan 1600!
It is so sensitive that you can barely use it during the day. Even if it’s very cloudy and the sun is nowhere to be seen. This Black and White Fuji gives you the fullest contrast only at night or indoor shooting. On the other hand you could be into this dreamy, washed out, slightly overexposed daylight-pictures than this film is a great option too, you just have to handle the beast.
For the night-shots I was really impressed, how much light it can press out from a little source. The tone is very vintage that gave my shots very classic look. Recently, I used it for a concert at the Wacken festival and always waited until a glimpse of the lights came across. The other occasion I have used the Neopan was in a Japanese guesthouse. I wanted to do some Geisha-shots. I kind of beheaded everyone because I released the shutter from afar ;) but this film was great!
Venturing into an area when there's volcanic activity is a feat that can only be either courageous or foolish. One thing's for sure, though, it's the kind of experience that not many people share and—should one escape unscathed, like russellmcbride and his friend—a highly rewarding one at that.
One of the things I like the most about the Minitar-1 Art lens is how sharp the focus can be when you shoot with a small aperture. So if you are one of those that like to shoot at night, get a tripod, add this to a late dark winter afternoon, and you will end up with a bunch of beautiful long exposures. This is what I did on my last trip to Europe.
The spying globes on Teufelsberg are the not-so-secret insider tip for Berlin’s urban ruins and interesting freak show architecture. Even if you’re reluctant, one thing's for sure: the “Devil’s Mountain” is just plain awesome. The torn-up globe structures of the former military territory are just waiting to be conquered by lomographers… so what are you waiting for?
Located in the Zhejiang province, Hangzhou is known as one of the most beautiful cities in China. I went there following my aunt’s advice. She studied calligraphy in Hangzhou Arts University (杭州美术大学) and told me, "When I sat by the lake, I just understood Chinese painters. They painted what they see, not less."
Brazil is an awesome country for traveling. There's so much to explore, each place very different from one another. It will definitely take a stretch of trips just to get to know this this South American pearl. I finished my copa tour last year in Marajó, the island of bulls—it just might be an eternal highlight for me.
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Auckland-based photographer Richard Wong dabbles in everything from wedding photography to street photography, even Lego photography! In the midst of his busy schedule as photographer, camera reviewer and father, he sat down to speak with us about how he uses the Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens in his diverse practice.