Since we are photographers, we look at our environment differently. Everything is a potential subject. The images that appear in our photos already exist and it is our job to find them and put them on film. Sometimes, the potential subject is a stranger and we are too afraid to take a photo. if you want to get over this fear, this is the tipster for you.
The solution is so simple that it sounds stupid but it can change the way you take photos forever.
This is what you do:
Walk up to your “subject” and ask them if you can take a photo of them.
If they say yes, take a photo.
if they say no, it’s over but you will be happy knowing that you tried.
I’m not going to lie, it is a little bit awkward because you don’t know the person but the results are worth it.
And always keep in mind: The worst thing they can say is no!
They will say “no” if they do not want to be photographed. That’s it! Never let that stop you from taking an excellent photo.
Just be confident and think of the results. Don’t let a few seconds of awkwardness stop you from taking an excellent photo! I have only taken a few portraits of strangers because I am still new to lomo, but I am happy with all the results.
We wanted to see outstanding and utterly exciting analog photos that capture the essence of music festivals, and you sent your very best. You all did such an amazing job. It's time to announce who the lucky winners are.
Riffle through those embarrassing baby photos, search through snaps of grandma and grandpa, and revisit your parents' hilarious old haircuts! Round up your best family photographs and scan them with the Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner. To put you in a nostalgic mood, check out these photographs from the past 100 years that we found in our online community!
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!
With exceptional craftsmanship and features, the New Russar+ is indeed a fine piece of photographic gear. It's then only but right to photograph only the best images with this lens. That being said, here are a few tips to help you not only find the appropriate subjects, but also properly frame and capture them.
Children, ever curious and with an innate sense of wonder, ask a lot of questions. Often they're easy enough to answer, but sometimes there are those that leave the adults stumped and mulling over them. The history of the instant camera as we know it began with one such question.
Our new website is now about 2 months old. After rolling out the most important features in the beginning, we have now been fine tuning them and working on the overall performance of the website. Taking a step back, we now want to ask what you think about it!
The LC-Wide is definitely one of Lomography's must-have cameras. Its Minigon 1 Ultra-Wide-Angle lens adds a different flavor to your shots, on top of the stunning vignettes, intense colors and breathtaking saturation and contrast LC-A cameras are known for. The Lomography Team is no stranger to the LC-Wide's creative potential, and has proven it capable of the most captivating images. First on the list is danika, from the Lomography Headquarters in Vienna.
Often we find subjects so interesting, we can't help but train our cameras on them. Most of the time the act of snapping a photo goes by uneventfully. But sometimes, a little trouble finds us. Here's one such story by bloomchen.
In celebration of the mindblowing solar eclipse we had the other day, we ran a competition and asked you to tag your analogue photos centered around our great big yellow friend! Check out the winners now!
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.
So, you’ve got your brand new Lomo’Instant Wide and have already taken some of the coolest looking pics from your favorite new camera. What now? Share them with the World, of course! We want to see every single fantastic, fascinating and mesmerizing photo you shoot with the Lomo’Instant Wide and we’re here to tell you how it can be done.
Spring is our favourite month so we are putting on some special workshops and events at our Soho Store. We have organised our first ever LCA 120 workshop and on April 11th you can join us for our great big Analogue Day Party. Read on for the full details.