If you are familiar with a regular ring flash, it is described as “a circular professional flash accessory”. It is a serious photographers flash and an indispensable part of studio lighting.
The Ringflash reinvented
It’s used to soften facial features and used for “glowing” product shots. But when Lomography got a hold of the normal ring flash it couldn’t be bothered with its usual features. In other words Lomography got bored with it and decided to make it funky. Enter the Lomography Ringflash the Colorsplash Flash’s big cousin. Its powered by 2 AA batteries and armed with four bright flash bulbs on the top, bottom and sides of its circle. This flash also comes with an assortment of color gels and colored diffuser rings. Don’t be fooled with the small bulbs, its as powerful as the Holga CFN’s flashbulb ( a friendly warning, you could be blinded temporarily). The Ringflash also includes mounts for the L-CA, the Fisheye,Holga and the Diana. You can hook it up on a hot shoe or sync it using a slave.
Now, get close
The Ringflash is perfect for getting close and you’ll get glowing lomo shots! Unlike its cousin the Colorsplash Flash, which will get you a washed out, overexposed photo when you get too close. With the Ringflash, it will produce an even light around the subject you shot. When using your LC-A, remember not to put it on “A”, it’ll burn the shot. Try putting it on smaller apertures like 8 or 16 (note the friendly warning on top). Using the LC-A+, Fisheye, the Holga and Diana however is a breeze. Just hook it up and choose your color gels and diffusion rings, I love the yellow one since it gives of a real nice even glow specially at night. The red diffuser is too dark and the blue one too normal. i hope they got a magenta colored one which is my fave filter for the Colorsplash Flash. Another awesome technique is holding the camera steady and open. Make sure you stand in a very dark background with no wall to bounce off the flash, this way you get to absorb all the passing lights and then it finishes it off with an even flash.
You are the ringmaster
“It’s a customized donut flash.” “oh, I made it myself…” “what this? It’s my LC-A’s halo!” Any which way you try to describe your Ringflash, its definitely a weird gadget. When you go out with your Ringflash, don’t forget to work it. It’s a head turner and I’m pretty sure you’ll get comments in less than 15 seconds when you take it out. Enjoy it.
Today is the day to make sure your Lomo LC-A & LC-Wide are happy snappers! With our Advent deal of the day, you can save a smashing 20% on accessories for the camera that started the Lomography movement, in addition to our vast selection of other accessories. Move into a new realm of analogue photography with a flashy lens or a colorful flash!
For this young artist, photography is not just a tally of sights. Set in light or dusk, it is a record of sensations. Shared bliss and awe are as much part of the scenery as the clouds. There is a sense of flight even on land.
As a photographer, Issa Ng is known for his expertise in portraiture and fashion photography. Having worked with different international brands as an Art Director, he has developed a great sense for aesthetics and details, which are reflected in his work. For the past three years thePetzval lens has been part of his workflow, and it has helped him create those show-stopping fashion portraits.
As a professional photography graduate, Fernando never goes out without carrying at least one camera and treats it as an integral part of his body. Although he uses both digital and analog gears, he still regards using film as a more intimate way of creating images. Let's all welcome our newcomer from Brazil, Fernando Monteiro.
There are a lot of talented people who work at Lomography Gallery Soho and Victoria Schofield is no exception to that rule. She is a student who has already built an extensive portfolio of photographs and is serious about music photography. We lent her a Petzval lens to test over the weekend and here are the results.
At the geographic center of the Canadian Maritime Provinces, right at the heart of Moncton city lies the Art Shack, an art supply store and studio. Originally established in Sackville NB, the Art Shack art supply store and studio is run by local artists. It provides a myriad of art materials and framing, and focus an approach of education through art to the surrounding communities. Some of the most iconic Lomography analogue cameras are available at the store.
Leonard Knight passed away last year but he left an incredible legacy, an embodiment of love, that is Salvation Mountain. From 1984, he painted and remodeled a little hill in the California desert that's colorful as a cupcake and truly meaningful. And if anything ever would have been meant to be shot with Lomo cameras, it would be this psychedelic, holy hill.
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.
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!
South African photographer David Goldblatt is famous for his reportage during the apartheid. In 1975 he started an original series depicting detailed photographs of body parts which were published in the book, "Particulars." As a tribute to this great artist, I'll show you a series of close-up photographs of hands. Stay tuned!
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 second part 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.
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!