Don't panic, as things are just going to get better! Change always comes with some minor hiccups, but it's all for the best! Read on to find out about what we've added and what has changed at the website!
After the recent relaunch, a lot has changed. New features were introduced and much fun were added that will surely make your online stay at Lomography worthwhile. But what’s this, you ask? Lately things were a bit off the pace and were loading slower than ever before. This is something that would test anyone’s patience and even us, we must admit, are rather knackered about it too and we apologize for any mishaps it caused.
Reason being folks is that what you’re seeing now is not quite the final lomography.com yet. Yes, there’s still a lot going on behind the analogue curtains of Lomography and we are really doubling the efforts to give you only the best! You must understand, great things are not meant to be rushed though.
Let’s see some stuff that had been completed by our talented programmers so far:
All user homes that were active have received their photos from the old site. Now they need to tag them all!
The I Like this function on the Photos section – you could now ‘like’ a photo then go to the next Photo in a series of galleries/photos!
LC-A photos show on our Photos section – just the thing for you Minitar-lens addicts!
Magazine teasers in the cover, there’s more to tease you with and ogle with new products, events and site content!
Performance – The site had major performance issues and is considerably faster than before!
Just before you click that logout button and thinking of abandoning us (and that we hope not!), here are some of the new efforts that we are currently doing that you should look forward to:
Localization efforts – making a version of the site in different languages. They will soon be able to choose their language and we will be adding new languages over time, until we have the site in as many languages as possible. This is hard so its taking some time
Lab & Homes – An improved version of everyone’s beloved Lab and LomoHomes are being worked on, they will come out soon!
FAQ section – Most asked questions from users and newbies alike will surface soon with answers on popular queries! Things about the site, about Lomography, products, piggies, and analogue photography will soon be housed in a new section!
New photo glossary of Lomographic & analogue terms that will sure to satisfy your shutter-clicking self to keep on reading
The much-anticipated new Lomography Shop, which would be more user friendly and easier to access than our somewhat outdated store :)
Also the customization possibilities will come as soon as we are done with them! The new site will be much better than the old one! Honest! We really want to thank everyone here who patiently stayed along with us through this project that seems impossible to be done, we appreciate all the support! We promise you a better analogue future, so hang in there!
For the last year we've been working on the next version of Lomography. We based our work on the feedback you’ve given us over the years and we wanted to share it as early as possible with you and can’t wait to hear what you think. Just one warning first: it is still in development and things can break. All the photos, comments, likes, homes and everything else were transferred as of October 16th, 2014. So anything you do on next.lomography.com won't be reflected on www.lomography.com and vice versa. Once we are done with testing, everything you did here will be deleted again. So this is a big playground for you to explore.
As Steve Jobs puts it, "creativity is just connecting things." It's all about tracing one's experiences and pushing the boundaries of what's already known to establish new things. The Lomography community is no stranger to these instances. In fact, the community is filled with brilliant minds who are always ready to refine existing techniques and look for innovative ways to express their visions and ideas. Here are just a few of the creative lomographers we've come to love over the years.
Want to go above and beyond with your gift-giving this year? We've got just the thing for you — 20% off our Lomo LC-A, Lomo LC-Wide and all Lomography Premium Cameras! What better way to show someone you care than with a rad analogue camera? So do yourself a favor and head on over to the Online Shop or your nearest Lomography Gallery Store and get 20% savings on these choice cameras.
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!
Browsing through the Lomography website, you can find a lot of redscale shots, which are all done on color negative films. I asked myself if it’s possible to redscale a slide or chrome film and then cross process it. (And yes, it is.) In this tipster I’m going to teach you how to create the bloodiest homemade redscale film I've ever come across.
I’m lucky enough and old enough to have grown up in an era where film was the only form of photography available. I’ve always had a passion for film but it was a certain series of images that inspired me and changed my idea of photography forever. Find out what that was after the jump.
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!
Rooms contain what the owner values or has come to hate (tucked in boxes, of course). Colors reveal mood swings. Gardens follow the season’s orders. A house keeps up with ever-changing whims and styles—one of the things that make it a home. Here’s something to inspire your next spruce-up.
The new mystery Lomography product will materialize into reality on Monday October 20th! Until then, we just have one final colorful clue to tease you with. What do these transforming colors have to do with the new product do you think? We won’t spoil the surprise but, as always, would relish reading your funny and fantastical thoughts!
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!
Done shooting and want your films to be processed? We can process your colour and black & white 35mm, 120 or 110 films! Development, prints and scans are also included. (Service availability depends on your markets)
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!
Pei Ketron is an incredibly talented photographer based in San Francisco. She was born in Taiwan and raised on the Navajo Nation in Arizona. Pei spent her childhood in the deserts in the southwest and spent summers embracing the monsoons of the tropics. She teaches photography on several platforms like Santa Fe Photographic Workshops and The Compelling Image, and has an impressive list of clients including Apple, Adobe and Bloomingdale's. Read on to find out what she has to say about her adventures around the world with the Lomo LC-A 120.
Christopher Logan has covered New York Fashion Week extensively with Lomography. He's had individual publication and drawn in crowds to our NYC Gallery Store. When he took the New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens to the first weekend Men's exhibition of New York Fashion Week shows, the results were astounding. His photos had their own takeover on the @AmericanPhotoMag Instagram feed and he was given a feature in GQ Brazil. Read on to get a glimpse of what he and the Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens can create.