The Texas Renaissance Festival is the best renaissance festival in the United States. It takes place every weekend from about the first weekend in October to the last weekend in November each year. It's located in Plantersville, Texas.
There’s lots of great food, entertainment, human-powered rides, shops, and people in amazing costumes. There’s a sign warning you at the entrance that you will be photographed and that your photographs may be used in any way without your permission. The truth is that most of the people show up specifically to be photographed! It’s the most camera-friendly environment in which I’ve ever been. The fair is surrounded by excellent campsites and many people stay an entire weekend. There’s too much to see in just one day.
The quality of the costumes and products being sold there has to be seen to be believed. The costumes are not really costumes. They are authentic clothing that people would have worn at the time. You can purchase battle-ready swords, real armor, real leather uniforms, authentic hand-crafted tools…it’s amazing. Many first timers are somewhat apprehensive about being surrounded by adults wearing “costumes”, but they usually leave making plans about how they are going to dress up the next time they go. I’m already making plans.
P.S. I shot all of these with my LC-A+ and cropped them for effect. :-) The LC-A+ was the perfect camera for handling all the different lighting situations and being very fast to use so I didn’t miss anything. I also shoot some pictures with my Diana Mini (in half-frame mode), but most of those were underexposed because of the bad lighting or to “grainy” to be useful. The Diana Mini is great when you can get very close to your subject, but you lose a lot detail in things that are far away and her lens isn’t as fast as the LC-A+.
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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.
In this new series, we talk to film fanatics from all around the United Kingdom about their passion for film photography and the best places to shoot in their hometown. Today, we meet David Morrow from Warwickshire.
In this new series, we talk to film fanatics from all around the United Kingdom about their passion for film photography and the best places to shoot in their hometown. Today, we meet Alexandra Huemer from Liverpool.
Colin J. Clarke began experimenting with cameras and darkrooms when he was still a boy. From being a young family photographer to an experienced photographer, sculptor and painter based in the United States, the multi-talented artist takes us through his prolific career and shares his passion for every minute detail of the process of photographing.
Colombia is one of the most vibrant countries in Latin America. In the last years the country went from being one of the most dangerous in the region to one of the most interesting places to visit. One of the jewels of Colombia is a hotels in its capital, the Hotel de la Opera.
At the end of October last year, René Burri, a great master of photography of the last century, passed away. As a tribute to him, I would like to show you some photos that I took last month at EXPO 2015 in Milan, which was inspired by his series featuring the world's fairs held in Osaka, Okinawa, and Montreal. Take a look!
The Cannes Film Festival showcases some of the world's best cinematographic masterpieces. It is an annual event that is highly anticipated by fans and connoisseurs of both mainstream and independent cinema. This year's festival has officially opened and film buffs everywhere are excited, at the same time curious, about which film will win the Palme d'Or. We are in no position to predict the winner, but we do have our favorites, from the ones in competition and otherwise. In no definitive order, here is a list of 10 films that we'd like to see.
For three months last year, I traveled to 11 cities of eight Southeast Asian countries. My first destination from my hometown of Seoul was Vietnam. After 10 days in Hanoi, I joined a group tour to Sapa, an area known for its hill tribes. This is a photo story of my two days and one night in this remote but vibrant place.
The Glastonbury Festival is arguably one of the most anticipated and renowned music festivals in the world. It is a joy to be able to watch it, and a privilege to capture scenes on and off stage. Apart from creating beautiful portraits, the Petzval Lens is great for adding an albeit subtle drama to the already spectacular scenes of music festivals. Japanese photographer Taio Konishi photographed this year's Glastonbury with a Petzval 85mm Lens, and here are some of the photos. He also talks about his Petzval-meets-Glastonbury experience in this exclusive.
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.
In December last year James Wright, editor and creative director of So It Goes Magazine, went on a two-week trip to Sri Lanka, "a place so long on our bucket list, but up until then, as yet unvisited," he writes on the first of his three-part photo diary. Herein is the first of his series that chronicles his adventures, highlighted by a selection of breathtaking images of the Sri Lankan countryside and the locals, among many other images, captured with his trusty photographic companions: the Leica MP, Lomo LC-A+, and an assortment of films including the LomoChrome Purple.
Lumiere London is a brand new light festival celebrating some of the most iconic streets and buildings in various locations around the city. It runs from January 14th - 16th and is free to attend. There will be installations, videos, interactive pieces and projections, all coming to life at night.