Last weekend saw the celebration of Chinese New Year (it is now the Year of the Snake for those who are interested) so me and my other half headed off to Manchester to spend some time in Chinatown there.
Chinatown in Manchester is definitely the best one I have been to in the UK. I think the layout of it really lends a sense of community, and it feels like you have left the city centre and wandered into a quieter and more secluded area. It is just a short walk from Piccadilly Gardens in the centre of the town, and can be found easily by following the information signs saying “Chinese Arch”. The arch itself is a great way to be welcomed to Chinatown, and is positioned in one of the corners of the square.
Chinatown in Manchester is not just about the restaurants that line all the streets in that area — though, of course, they are worth a number of visits and I will talk about my favourite one in a separate article — but I also think it presents a great photo opportunity due to the number of neon signs and beautiful lights that adorn many different parts of the area.
There are also a number of shops in Chinatown, selling all kinds of goods, some imported and some not. It;s good to visit and buy trinkets and take photos (most of the owners are OK with this, but I think it is polite to ask first).
So spend some time in Chinatown in Manchester and if you can be there for Chinese New Year — there is a really party atmosphere and I can’t rate it highly enough!
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.
We had an amazing time this weekend for Film Photography Day! We celebrated by taking a big yellow school bus to Coney Island then headed back to the shop for a party. Thanks to everyone who came and made this year's festivities memorable!
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Styled in a unique and quirky way, the Ricoh Auto Half captured the hearts of eager snappers during its 20 year production. Read on to find out why the Ricoh Auto Half was a popular half-frame shooter in this instalment of Lomopedia.
In 24 hours time Lomography UK will be heading out to the Oxfordshire countryside to deliver some special workshops from a tent at the Wilderness festival. It was so much fun last year so we thought we would share some of the best photos from 2013. See you there!
Petzval lens are designed for a Canon or Nikon SLR mounts and a selection of brass or black for each camera brand is available in our stores. And start shooting with images full of sharpness, crispness and bokeh effects!
While the tiny 110 cartridge film has only tickled the fancy of film photographers in the recent years, this format was highly popular during its heydays. For those who have yet to learn about and shoot with 110 film, this timeline looks back at some of the notable milestones of this very compact format!
December brings with it Winter, the end of the year and the last chances to get those photographs taken that you wanted to do the rest of the year. I decided to kick off December with a slew of photography adventures and a few camera purchases.
<i>Editor's Note: The past several years saw <b><a href="http://www.lomography.com/homes/maliha">Maliha</a></b> frequently moving from one place to another, a sort of nomad who likes the thrill of starting anew and finding her place in every city she stays at. In the last decade she has spent in the USA, Maliha has stayed at six different cities in five different states. Currently, Maliha is based in Denver, Colorado, and "Transient Living," a new series in the Lomography magazine, documents her experiences and the ways that she has come to call this city her home.</i>
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Just last February, Cape Town's renowned professional photography store and film processor Orms developed their last rolls of slide film. In "The Last Roll," Hero AV compiles interviews with the establishment's owner and E6 technician, as well as the three photographers who captured the last images to create a fitting send off for the E6 process.
I have good memories of Tagaytay Highlands. There had been times when some of my friends and I would spend the weekend there, playing all sorts of sports and having our bodies healed in the warm and lapping jacuzzi pool. But those were distant memories. I was able to go back to this place, but only for an afternoon, and tried to remember the good old days.
Last week, I received the strangest thing through my letterbox. It was a postcard with this photograph on 1 side. The photo is of me sitting by the sea whilst I was on vacation last year. But I have literally no idea who took this shot – That’s why I came here, to ask for your help on my search for my mysterious photographer and to try and get to bottom of the riddle they wrote me. Please help me if you can!