I traveled to Southern Vermont this fall to be a “leaf peeper” and see the annual show of color as the leaves turned to vibrant shades of reds and golds. Spectacular Lomo moments were at every turn. The beautiful scenery was only enhanced by the artistic wonder of my Diana F+ and LC-A.
Being from Los Angeles, the weather is pretty mild year-round. We don’t get the extreme change of seasons I hear about in other places. So I traveled to Southern Vermont to see the world famous fall foliage. The leaves literally look as if they are set ablaze when the dense tree-lined landscape turns from greens to an eye-popping display of reds, oranges and golds. I went armed with a Diana F+ and Lomo LC-A to capture this magnificent theater of nature’s own creation.
We drove all over Southern Vermont and came across rivers, lakes, covered bridges, and red farmhouses, all within the embrace of maple trees that produce the state’s best known product – sticky sweet maple syrup and glorious leaves in a kaleidoscope of colors this time of year. We visited a host of country stores and little mom & pop cafes. We drove into Woodstock and toured Billings Farm, where I petted a barn-full of baby cows – who I swear smiled for my camera! We stopped by Robert Frost’s house in Shaftsbury for literary inspiration and journeyed to the top of the 300-foot tall obelisk at the Bennington Battle Monument for a jaw-dropping view of three states – Vermont, New York and Massachusetts – just as the trees began their wardrobe change for fall’s big show.
I found Vermont peaceful, beautiful and awe-inspiring. The entire trip was an eyeful of panoramic beauty that will call to me every year from now on. I hope to return to explore more of Vermont and see all of its glorious splendor.
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There is nothing more refreshing than escaping one's everyday life for to unpack a camping tent and spend a wonderful weekend with friends for a few days during summer. Some of the coolest festivals are calling and there's a special one in Germany that is a must-see in July: Melt! festival. Win two tickets for this spectacular event to be held from July 17 to 19. Show us your most beautiful festival moments.
Unexpected detours sometimes make travel so memorable. On a stop in Spain during their tour around Europe years ago, @alexroarsatlyons and his friends took a leaf out of a fellow traveler's book and had a spur-of-the-moment trip to Terifa.
As all you lomographers will know, since its re-inception we have been following the tracks of the Petzval Lens. Indeed, this bokeh-genius has been traveling far and wide, falling into the hands of many a photographer the world over. We decided to put together this little catalog of talented artists and their most enticing photographs, shot using the Petzval lens, so we can show you what wonders and mischief we have brought upon us. Come take a look at the outcome of the Petzval’s transnational journey.
There are things that artist Valeriie Liin can't leave the house without: her earphones, two notebooks, keys to her home in Taiwan, and a little color palette for painting. It's not always that she can paint, though, so for those times she turns to her cameras.
It helps for regular travelers to be mindful archivists. They tend to be the best storytellers, supplying every turn with accurate names and vivid descriptions. The Lomo'Instant offers a wildly fun and efficient way to transfer these memories to paper, plus the nostalgic colors and ready-to-write-on frames are a major bonus. Read up on these great tips for capturing your travels in truly Lomo'Instant fashion!
Photography is not only an act of documentation or communication, it is also a way of seeing the world. The camera opens our eyes and lets us see what lies behind the obvious, and we start looking at things as potential subjects of a photograph. Every leak of light unveils secrets that talented photographers turn into a piece of art. Li Hui is one of those gifted artists. We talked to her about her work and her sensitive photographs that picture a wonderful vulnerability.
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You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!
A vacation is a trove of vibrant objects: the countertop of sublime-looking drinks, the mosaic tiles that line an Olympic-sized pool, the nautical stripes of beach chairs. We remember in detail, and photography is our way to anticipate what we will catalog long after the break is over. This Lomography Color Negative gallery celebrates the still life wonders of these dreamy holidays.
Turn your instant photos into bizarre snapshots with this super-easy tip, using the Lomo'Instant Camera with the Lomo'Instant Splitzer! This Tipster will show you how to create fun, sliced-and-diced instant photos with vibrant splashes of color. Try it on your next party - your friends will love it!
This article is the first one that I want to dedicate to the Expo 2015. A month ago, my city Como hosted a night spectacular preceding the opening of the Universal Exposition in Milan. With my Praktica and color film, I documented this joyful, artistic event.