Christchurch in Dorset has it all: a quaint high-street, market days, ruins, a huge priory, a mill mentioned in the doomsday book and loads of swans! What's more, you can jump on a ferry to Hengitsbury Head.
On sunny days when I’m at a loose end, I have a favourite place to go and unwind. I pack a couple of analogue cameras and jump on the bus to Christchurch. I get off the bus at the top of the high-street and walk down towards the Priory, on the way passing the square which is often home to a market. After a short walk you reach the Priory; the church and it’s grounds dominate the town. From here, a pathway leads to the ruins of Christchurch Castle and to the river which leads to the quay. There’s also a bowling green and plenty of benches; great for taking the weight off your feet.
Following the river, you reach the mill and Christchurch Quay. There are restaurants, playgrounds and crazy golf, and thousands of swans, and people enjoying the tranquility.
From the quayside, I hop on the ferry to Hengitsbury Head. It’s a pleasant journey through the harbour, which takes about 20 minutes. Hengitsbury Head is covered in beach huts and BBQs. I like to walk up the hill (there’s a land train for the lazy) to the top, the views down, and over the harbour are worth the walk. There are plenty of paths and lakes to be found along the way. The last ferry back is at 5 o’clock and then it’s back on the bus and back to reality.
Film Photography Day 2015 is nearly here and we’ve got loads of raucous parties planned around the world at our Lomography Gallery and Embassy Stores! Everything you can imagine and in the most analogue way possible — live unplugged music, vinyl DJs, in-store raffles, analogue flea markets, scavenger hunts, workshops, panels of photographers, instant photo-booths, competitions and loads more!
What better way to spread holiday cheer than by capturing it with your trusty camera? We're making it a little bit easier today, because today you can load up on all your favorite Lomography films for less! So stock up and get ready to snap the winter away!
April 23 marked World Book Day, a UNESCO-designated annual event held in celebration of books and reading all over the globe. To commemorate, here are fascinating images of people from several decades ago, reading not on Kindles or iPads as many are wont to do today, but actual books, newspapers, and other forms of the written word.
Really want to bring your film photos to life? We’re now offering totally analogue fine art prints in a host of large sizes and formats! Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.
Film Photography Day 2015 is an exciting event happening on Sunday, April 12. To celebrate this day, Lomography has teamed up with Skillshare to launch a series of FREE classes to help you make the most of your Lomo cameras. To throw in a little more fun, we're also hosting a competition to win a Diana Deluxe Kit and a full year of premium membership to Skillshare to take tons of awesome photography classes. Read on to find out more!
We think Lomography's 10 Golden Rules can be adapted to cover all manner of subjects, including love. So just in time for Valentines Day, we asked Cupid to swap his bow for a pen and lay down the law ... Read on to find out more!
Mark your calendars and gather all your analog-loving friends: April 12 is Film Photography Day! In line with this glorious occasion, here's a special competition you shouldn't miss (Hint: We're giving away two LC-A 120 cameras plus loads of other awesome stuff)!
Pssst, have you heard the latest? We're unveiling a brand new product very soon, and while we can't give you any strong clues right now, we hope that you can still try to guess what it is. In honor of this mystery product, we'd like to reiterate why Lomography's 10 Golden Rules is perfectly applicable to street photography.
Sip from a cup at a nearby cafe, try the sweet pastries and walk through the romantic streets of Paris with Morgane's photographs of her beautiful city. And as you enjoy the view, hear what this local has to say about her accomplice in taking such lovely photos.
Kevin Meredith, more popularly known as LomoKev, is a photographer based in Brighton, England who gained notoriety for his use of the Lomo LC-A and his lomographic style of creating images. Aside from a plethora of personal and commercial projects, he has also conducted workshops on photography, written and published photography-related books, and participated in a few exhibits. With his evident passion for photography, it comes as no surprise that he was selected to test a prototype of the New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens.
So Spring has officially sprung! Say hello to brighter and longer days. The dark (and freezing) ones are finally behind and in order to celebrate that a new motto takes place in our lives: The more color the better! Colorsplashing totally changes our mood and the endless possibilities of compositions have never been so fun! Click through to dive into this vibrant and surreal pool after the jump.
The new Petzval Lens has proven itself a master of close-up shots and soulful portraits time and time again. Now some of our talented community members have stepped it up a notch and aimed the Petzval at city-scapes. From snow-capped pedestrians, couples chatting in parks, bustling markets, or people waiting to get on the metro - the beautiful banalities of city life are covered in these eloquent shots. Scroll through this gallery we've put together just for you to get a taste of the Petzval's urban potential!