Little India is a very interesting place to go to for street photography. It is even better if you shoot there during a festive day! You get to shoot people who are attending the festivities, people from the parade troupe and many more. So in this article, I will be showing you guys the photos which I shot during Thaipusam this year. It was very crowded with a lot of Indians as they are celebrating this festival day of the year.
Thaipusam (a combination of the words: Thai and Pusam, these refer to a star that is at its highest point during the festival) is a Hindu festival celebrated mostly by the Tamil community during the full moon in the Tamil month of Thai (January/February). Countries such as Mauritius, Singapore, and Malaysia, with smaller communities will also celebrate this special day like countries with major Tamil communities.
It was a very fun and interesting day as there was a procession wherein devotees performed various acts for the celebration. According to tradition, devotees will go through a fasting for approximately forty eight days and on the day of the celebration, they will carry Kavadi, because by doing so, their loved ones will be free from illnesses etc. Kavadi can be in the form of piercing needles through the cheeks, tongue or skin. The bigger form of Kavadi will be a bigger structure like those in the photos above.
You can even shoot more by shooting portraits of the people who are standing or sitting around. Just put on a smile and ask them politely for a photo, I am sure most of them will say “YES” hahaha! Try doing that because I did that for the above photos. Do drop by Little India during the next Thaipusam or even on normal days, there are other interesting things to shoot!
This is my experience with the Lomography Redscale XR 50-200 (120), my first medium format film. It's an adventure that started when I got a Lubitel 2, to finally shoot with it. In this article, you'll find detailed information about color schemes, the advantages of shooting in medium format, and the differences between standard redscale films. Here are the results of a day of shooting outside, which I recently got back from the lab.
Lomography UK is bringing out the tents and the wellies because the team is attending this year's Wilderness Festival! That's right, we are holding two special workshops at the Wilderness festival on Saturday and Sunday. They are FREE! Just book a spot to ensure entry. Details after the jump.
New York is full of interesting people. Everywhere you look you, will find good-looking, smart, and powerful characters; models, actresses, entrepreneurs, managers, artists. Because of this sometimes it can be a little intimidating for a regular guy in the Big Apple to step up, talk to the girl you like, or make new friends. So here are a few tips, courtesy of the Lomo'Instant, that will help you to break the ice.
Photos shot with a New Petzval lens are immediately recognizable for their super-sharp focus areas and wonderful swirly bokeh effect. Each New Petzval lens is crafted from brass (just like the original Petzval lens) and features premium glass optics. Together with Lomography, the lenses have been designed and constructed by a team of optics specialists at the Zenit factory in Russia. Zenit are master lens manufacturers and have the skill to build the Petzval lens for use with today’s SLR cameras.
INmusic Festival is my favorite music festival in the world. But as it turned out, lots of other people have discovered it, too. They said 75,000 people attended the festival this year, which was like the number of attendees for the two previous years combined.
On Thursday, the streets of Manhattan will once again be filled with much revelry as the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade takes place. With only a day left, let us look back at the history of this American tradition through these photographs taken during its early years.
It's always summer where I am. Ah, the perks of living in Indonesia: it's sunny here all the time. For me, summer happens all year-long here, so it won't hurt to share some tips on shooting during this season.
During the last two weeks of February I was finally able to shoot with the LC-A+. It was only then that I was able to find out for myself just why many lomographers love to shoot with this awesome little camera.
With the holidays just around the corner, it's a great time to make sure you have loads of wonderful films for all the fun festivities coming up. Today's Advent deal of the day is here to help you do just that! Head on over to the Online Shop and save 10% on our wide selection of films. Do the right thing and keep your camera happy this year!
The London Analogue Festival celebrates everything analogue, from music art, film and of course photography too! This year’s festival takes place at the OXO Tower in London from September 12 to 14. Lomography will be hosting a special Sprocket Rocket Workshop on Saturday, September 13. It’s completely free to attend but booking in advance is advised. Read on for details.
I divide people who travel to Portugal into two groups: those who prefer Porto and those who like Lisbon better. I love Porto, it's a little gem, but if I ever lived in Portugal I'd choose Lisbon in a heartbeat. It's got everything big cities have while staying beautiful and romantic and the same time.
April 27th is World Wide Pinhole Day! This is definitely one of our favorite holidays and we will be celebrating this year with a super informative workshop. We will teach you everything you’ll need to know to take a fantastic pinhole photograph during the upcoming holiday.