Leading lines, hypnotic patterns, S and C curves are just some of photography's long established composition techniques. But do they work on panoramic shots? They certainly do with the Horizon!
The rule of thirds or the golden mean may sound complicated when you’re reading up on photography techniques. Sometimes they really are though, so it’s easier to compose your shots through patterns at first. Leading lines that draw the viewer throughout the whole picture are just some of the basic tenets of photography that we sometimes forget. Curves that stretch from the foreground all the way to the vanishing point in the background are usually included in recipes for great landscape and nature photos.
Upon looking at the Photos page for Horizon shots, these rules and guidelines for composition hold fort as well. Circles and lines that intersect one another in perfect harmony show us the inherent beauty in nature that we sometimes don’t see. All it takes is to open your eyes, breathe in the fresh air and start looking through the lens. You never know what you might see!
We recently had the great opportunity to interview our latest LomoAmigo, Tim Kerr. While his repertoire stretches back to the late 1970's and includes that of musician, artist, painter, photographer, skater and many other things, he just prefers Tim! We gave him a La Sardina DIY, which he not only added his own style to, but shot some excellent photos with as well. Rife with candid and thoughtful answers, we expect everyone will glean a nugget of wisdom and leave with a smile.
Most, if not all, of the photographs in Keis Iguchi's LomoHome were printed using traditional darkroom processes. He likens film photography to using cassette tape and relies on his favorite combination of LC-A and Ferrania Solaris 800 in creating evocative images. In this interview, our Newcomer of the Week from Tokyo Japan shares more about his affinity for analog photography.
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!
From the simple Vivitar 110 camera he received from his grandmother, Brett Wolff already accumulated close to almost a hundred cameras and accessories in his analog arsenal. Some of the cameras he treasured were even handed down by relatives and friends, making these more precious to him. Let's take a closer look at his camera collection.
Elvis Halilović turns chestnut wood into heirloom-worthy cameras known as Ondu. As a countdown to Pinhole Photography Day happening tomorrow, we show you how these pieces are shaped, sanded and assembled. All this effort for the love of a good picture!