A public park bursting with lovers and families out to beat the summer heat.
I heard of the Rainforest park only recently from friends. This hidden gem of a location has a lot to offer the budding lomographer. Completed about five years ago this was an ode of sorts by the city mayor to his constituents. He envisioned an oasis for the citizens that would promote the beauty of nature and holistic health of its citizenry. I initially had doubts about the place but that quickly dissolved upon entry into the manicured lawns and sprawling trees that was bursting with lovers and families out to beat the summer heat. The place used to be quite run down but was redeveloped recently as part of the local government’s campaign to clean up the city.
What I like about this location is the sheer amount of subjects and places to shoot. Inside the park you will find attractions both natural and man made. Pools with ginormous water slides, a butterfly garden, an amphitheatre, tennis lawns, basketball courts and a even a mini zoo for kids who have to have an encounter with animals they would only see on TV. A petting zoo for the wee ones is open most of the day. And that’s just the half of it. The place is well kept and done in a bright yellow and blue color scheme, which is really pleasing to the eyes not to mention great for the camera. The place isn’t exactly the most posh place on earth, note that the park was intended for people who didn’t really have much in life but deserved a place where they could take a break from the troubles of everyday life if only for the duration of an afternoon picnic with the family.
One of the features of the location which I thoroughly enjoyed was the Skate Park and obstacle course specially since the trusty Super Sampler happened to be hungry for some awesome moves on that hot summer day. On a good weekend, you’ll catch various groups thrashing around doing tricks and gamely showing of their skills for the Dalek’s little space monkey since apparently this the only skate park left in Manila .
The heat is on for instant photography! We’re thrilled to present the summer babe of the Lomo’Instant Family – the new Lomo’Instant Havana Edition. With this ultra-hot instant package, you’re all set for super easy and creative Lomographic adventures! Take action-packed classic instant snaps, try cool multiple-exposed picnic snapshots or sliced-and-diced poolside scenes – the creative options are virtually endless.
Beat the June gloom with some new photographic adventures. With a slew of city-wide street festivals and better weather, we've come up with some fun events this month to keep you inspired. Now, go out and shoot!
Lomography UK are excited to announce we will be at the Photography Show 2015 at the NEC in Birmingham on March 21st - 24th.
Come by and say hello! There will be workshops and you’ll also be able to test out the newest addition to the family; the Petzval Art Lens. As well as Lomo’Instants to play around with. Read on for details about our workshops and how to get tickets for this exciting event.
Every summer I get a burst of analogue excitement when I see the flowers starting to bloom. My favorite summer pastime is to take glorious shots of plants and flowers, and for perfect dreamy shots, I like to use the Diana Close-Up lens. Join me as I take you through a garden of analogue delights.
Illuminate your subjects with an even burst of light with the Lomography Ringflash. While you're at it, find out how you can earn piggies and have your very own Ringflash photos be featured on the Online Shop!
It was the Amazon which I had longed for my whole life. And when it was finally a set deal that I will travel to Brazil with two of my best friends for the Copa do Mundo (World Cup), we really had to start our adventure in the Amazon. I had known about this magical place deep in the rainforest. There was a lodge run by local people of indigenous background, with wooden houses that float on the water and a limited number of visitors. It was eco-tourism as how it should be. To preserve and to celebrate one of the most impressive locations I have seen so far.
Summer is the best time to try some fun Lomography films! The sun heats up the colors, making everything super vibrant and colorful. How about transforming those sunny colors into crazy and amazing hues? It's as easy as loading up a roll of LomoChrome Purple or LomoChrome Turquoise into your favorite film camera! Good news - they're on sale!
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.
William Helburn was one of the greatest ad photographers never quite known. His name remained anonymous behind famous ads for Coca-Cola, Buick, Revlon and Max Factor. He brought out the plush side of Kodachrome and surprised the American public with sexy humor. The credit is long overdue, but a recent book pays tribute to Helburn's vibrant career.
There are quite a lot of festivals to choose from every summer and for sure everyone has his favorite. This June @danika, @hinny and @tomas_bates joined me for one of my favorites: Electric Castle Festival. Armed with loads of films & cameras, good mood and a lot of patience for the road to the heart of Romania, we set off to discover Electric Castle. Read on to find out what this off the radar festival has to offer!
If you take a left out of Regent St, down a windy lane, past a wise old man with long fingernails, over a wooden bridge and through a giant metal gate you'll find a very magical place. Yep, it's the Winter Wonderland Festival in Hyde Park! It's free to get in and it is the perfect place to get some awesome Petzval shots!