Whilst we were running the Kickstarter campaign for the Lomography Smartphone Film Scanner, we gave people the option to pledge for a trip to visit Lomography HQ in Vienna. Last week, two of our backers, Michiel and Steve, made the journey and we had a great time with them! Read after the jump to hear what they go up to and see some photos from their stay.
On Tuesday last week, Steve arrived from the US and Michiel from the Netherlands (we gave them a little Lomography welcome pack to say thanks for making the trip to come and see us!). On Wednesday and Thursday, we spent time with them at Lomography HQ. The guys were shown how to build a LomoWall in the Archive and got to practice their photo development skills in the LomoLab. We went out for a few meals together and also gave them a photo tour of central Vienna. Whilst here, Michiel and Steve also got the chance to pick the leather on a custom-made LC-A camera and had a chat with the Lomography founders. Then, on Friday evening, we met up again for dinner and a party, Lomography style! Thanks again for taking the trip guys, was a pleasure spending time with you!
written by Kwyn Kenaz Aquino on 2015-06-17 in #gear#news
We have made great strides toward our funding goal for the Lomography New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens on Kickstarter. But the campaign is still in full swing! In this post, we list remaining pledges and aperture plate rewards.
Just five days into our latest Kickstarter campaign and we've easily hit three stretch goals, thanks to your overwhelming support. We're inching our way to the next one at $750,000, and if we hit this mark, we have another awesome reward in store for all our backers!
It's only been three hours since our Kickstarter campaign for the Lomography New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens was launched, yet we've already reached the $100,000 funding goal. A huge thanks to our awesome backers!
written by Kwyn Kenaz Aquino on 2015-06-05 in #gear#news
Lomography is proud to have such a supportive community. Within days of our Kickstarter launch, we, along with hundreds of backers, surpassed three stretch goals. The next feat is $50,000 more towards our $750,000 mark. We are excited to offer more slots (and rewards) for Petzval enthusiasts!
If you loved the Petzval Lens, we have Joseph Petzval to thank for. The mathematician/inventor/physicist was born in Hungary, but spent most of his life in Vienna. As a tribute, we visited some of the most significant places in his life, armed with our cameras and the New Lomography Petzval Art Lens. Watch the video below!
We’re so excited that the first Lomo’Instant cameras are now shipping to our Kickstarter backers around the globe. If you are one of the lucky folks who backed the Lomo'Instant on Kickstarter, we have some special competitions for you to enjoy over the next couple of weeks when you receive your camera!
My brother purchased the new Petzal lens by Lomography and Zenit through the Kickstarter campaign. Last spring, I was able to borrow it for a few weeks. Read on to find out my first impressions of this portrait lens!
We are very excited to introduce the latest addition to the Lomo’Instant family, the Lomo’Instant Boston Edition. The Boston only made it to first base when it appeared in our Kickstarter campaign but by the raucous applause we got from you guys, it’s in it for the homerun!
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!
Dale McCready is a cinematographer working in the film/ TV industry and has worked on programmes such as Doctor Who and Merlin. He was one of our supporters for the Petzval Kickstarter campaign and recently used the lens to film for a new BBC drama, which is due out in March. Dale kindly shared some of his Petzval photographs with us and talked about his love for this lens. Read on for the full interview.
In this series we meet all the staff that make up Lomography UK. That's everyone from the Soho shop staff to the guys that hide away in the office! Today we talk to shop assistant Joanne Coates who has a penchant for the LC-A+ and loves running our workshops! Say hello to Jo!
We love Asher Moss' work. He's been our LomoAmigo for quite some time and is always eager to try new stuff. We recently gave him the Lomo'Instant camera to experiment with, and here are some of his shots.