For our first true camping adventure, we decided the best place was inside the crater of a dormant volcano.
Our campsite is over 7,000 feet above sea level. There is about a 4 mile hike between us and our destination; wherein the first mile, there is a 1,000 foot elevation change. This would sound okay if we weren’t lugging 25 lbs. of gear on our backs. What appears to be fog rolling in about every 15 minutes is actually cloud cover being blown in from the northeast. We wake up at 5:30AM one morning and see the sunrise from above the clouds. We wake up around 4AM another morning to see a sky littered with stars; so many that the constellations are impossible to find. We find out that the little tank of propane doesn’t fit our stove, so all we have to eat are peanuts and granola and no soup.
About 6 miles away is the other campsite that we were supposed to stay at the second night, but our shoulders decide they don’t feel like carrying all of our gear that far. So, we make a 13 mile round trip day hike to the campsite instead. Walking through the park is like being on Mars, or the Moon, or a desert, or a combination of all of those things. There are huge mountains of black rock and sand. The way the lava has cooled in some parts, you could almost see how it spilled out of the earth. On about mile 7, on our way back to camp, we’re wishing teleportation was possible. Our whole bodies are aching and there is practically no shade to be found. But we made it out alive and feel relatively accomplished.
The hikes can be a little strenuous, but the rest is absolutely worth it. Haleakala has to be one of the most peaceful places on Earth. It’s a great place to hang loose.
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.
There are about 127 active volcanoes in Indonesia, one of the most popular ones being Mount Papandayan, located 2,665 meters above sea level in Garut, West Java. My boyfriend and I usually go hiking together so we decided to spend our long weekend holiday (three days/two nights) at Mount Papandayan.
If you want to know the heart of a person, peek inside his/her wardrobe! And no, nobody famous said that; I only just made it up. But really, don't you think it's true? After all, the way we dress screams our personality; at least for most of us. And that is why, as soon as I land on a new city, one of the things I absolutely must do is find the local boutiques. Sure, I love the fancy chain boutiques as much as the next person, but there's just something else about a local clothing store. It's unique!
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!
Common sense tells us that when the weather gets bitterly cold, it's best to stay inside and drink a cup of something warm. But when you have a primo lens like the Petzval, it's hard not to go on an adventure! Equipped with nerves of steel and a Petzval lens, these Lomographers around the globe bundled up and braved the conditions to capture the top 10 wintry (not so) hot spots.
Have you been eying up the beautiful Lomo’Instant Sanremo Edition? Well, now’s the time to place your order! We are starting to ship the current batch of pre-orders right now (the delivery date will depend on your location) and are now taking pre-orders for the next batch which we estimate will be ready to ship by December 12th. This next batch of pre-order cameras will be the last stock we have for delivery before the upcoming holidays and will be delivered on a first come, first served basis; so place your pre-order now to secure your place in the queue and avoid disappointment!
Estilhaços is an annual short film festival in Leiria, Portugal. I was challenged to create six analog videos to be projected during a live music showcase. I decided to use LomoKino for the first time.
Know the best way to create the perfect opportunity for totally rad Lomo'Instant pics? Throw a party! That's what we did anyway. We gathered some of our best friends, including but not limited to, the gorgeous Lomo'Instant and rallied through a Friday night like champs. Get a look at some of our Lomo'Instants from the party!
My wife and I suffered a family loss in October 2013 so we decided to shift things around and have a celebration of life—a wedding, actually—to associate our loss with the beginning of something positive and memorable. We have been together for nearly 13 years and after getting married, we headed off on a three-month trip to South America and a few other stops to complete a round-the-world loop back to Australia.