It's coming into fall in the northern hemisphere and although to me that is just a reminder that winter is around the corner it is a great time to get out and take some Lomographs! I headed to the local public gardens and what better place is there to see how the seasons change!
This redscale roll was shot as a test roll for a Yashica camera that I found in a junk heap on the side of the road. Obviously it worked and what better place to take a test roll than at the local public gardens, as well as being able to see the seasons change. These gardens go from being completely covered in snow, to brightly blooming colors, to a sea of green and graduation prom dresses to a yellow/red/brown color when the leaves begin to change around this time of year.
I love the vintage colors of the flowers that the redscale film made. As this was a test film, I shot the roll first with the Yashica then again with another camera in case nothing had come out from the Yashica but as it has a meter inside which sets the ISO rating, this is now my go-to camera for redscales so that I can get these more washed-out vintage colors.
The public gardens have a rich history going back to 1836 and has been mostly unchanged since the early 1900’s with the exception of the restoration that had to take place from the destruction of hurricane Juan. I have many fond memories that have taken place in this garden and I’m sure that has been the case for both locals and visitors for over the last century.
If you are interested in finding more about the history of the gardens you can visit this site.
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!
It's springtime in Chicago! That means more outdoor activities, and more shooting. We're ready to hop out of the winter hibernation and into sunnier seasons. We're also all looking forward to a great party to introduce the new Embassy store to our community. We've also got a bunch of brand-new items and more exciting news to share.
The New Petzval Lens is not only known for its elegant brass exterior, but most importantly for the swirly bokeh effect it can bring to photographs. It makes a great portrait lens and performs exceptionally when taking photos of subjects against textured or lit backgrounds, day or night. And it does all these, in wet or dry weather; in any season – winter, spring, summer, or fall.
It’s been a long and cold winter but we’re finally getting back into the swing of things here in Chicago. We’ve got a great month of events and workshops coming up, so dust off those cameras that have been sitting around all winter and let’s take some pictures together!
The lineup has been announced, the tickets are now on sale. Bonnaroo fever is officially in full swing. It's just around the corner, and will happen from June 12th to the 15th! There’s only one thing left to do, and that’s break out your Teva sandals because they’re the footwear of choice for festival season—no seriously, Teva is the official partner of Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival this year!
It's time to come out of winter hibernation! The warm weather of spring is around the corner, and it's time to celebrate. From a bar crawl to a community group exhibition, we're doing it all. So grab your kilts and clovers and come join us for another round of fun!
Really want to bring your film photos to life? We’re now offering totally analogue fine art prints in a host of large sizes and formats! Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.
When winter’s ice gives way for lush greens, you know that spring is just round the corner. Spring carries the songs of birds in the air. And to accompany the songbirds in their choir, we give you Bon Iver.
Do you still remember your first steps into the amazing and life-changing journey that is film photography? Today, we'd like for you to take us back to the time where it all began, to the camera that started it all, to the very first film photos that made your analogue-loving heart swell with glee!
November is almost here and so is winter -- we might as well embrace both. This coming month we have the Lomo'Instant Launch Party (that everyone should attend because it's going to be FUN!) with a follow up workshop, a La Sardina light painting session, and a planned trip to the Winter Wonderland with the LC-A+ to get us in the mood for the holiday season!
October is a great month for fun! With Halloween around the corner, Lomography NYC has prepared a month-long, photo-filled month. You don't want to miss out on all the great photography, parties, and exhibitions. To keep things interesting, we're teaming up with BLOCKS NYC, Crazy 8 Cartoon Festival and more.
With the holidays just right around the corner, it's time to treat yourself to something nice! By this time, you're probably finished with all of your holiday shopping. Why not grab something warm to drink and head on over to the Online Shop? You can save a bundle with today's Advent deal of the day!
Durham is a beautiful but tiny university city in the north of England famous for its amazing cathedral, which is one of Britain's best loved buildings. When I was studying at the university, I loved to go for crisp, autumnal walks around the cathedral and the river, kicking the leaves and basking in the golden glow of the season. The Lomography Redscale film perfectly captures the beauty of this time of year.