Have you been somewhere exciting and special? Show us the pictures, and tell us about it! We're almost 3000 Locations strong in 2010, let's make a thousand more!
The LomoLocations section is our source of travel inspiration. In just a mouseclick, we find ourselves paragliding with vicuna in the Bavarian Forest, hanging out at the amusement park with iamsymmetrical in Busch Gardens, and strolling with the_fstops_here at Gleneden Beach. It clues us in on the obscure places that we must visit, restaurants that we should try, and structures worthy of a film roll (and lots of brisk walking). We’ve got nearly 3000 LomoLocation entries at the moment, and this number continues to grow by the minute. Thank YOU!
For those who haven’t submitted any entries, why not give it a try? We give 5 Piggies for published LomoLocations. We publish the good ones!
So what makes a good LomoLocation entry? Here are a few tips:
Upload at least 5 best-looking photos, please – Up to now we still receive submissions with only 1 photo. Sad.
Write more than just 2 sentences, please – Ah, to sum up your trip in just two sentences is, um, remarkable. But we want details!
Pictures are lovely, but we also want to hear your story! – “But I’m not a good writer!” No worries, my dear. Take another good look at your photos, and recall your memories. How did you get there? Where did you eat? Who threw a tantrum when you lost the map? This makes your entry more interesting and personal. If you’re writing a historical/cultural review, please include relevant details, such as when it was built, its purpose today, political background, etc.
Include important details – Addresses, landmarks, phone numbers, best time to go there, ticket fees, etc. These extra info will help your fellow Lomographers to get to your recommended LomoLocation without the hassles (although getting lost is an adventure in itself too!).
Don’t forget to tag your photos – Is your LomoLocation a resort, park, abandoned building, shop, etc.? Filed under which category – food, music, nightlife, art, leisure? Just type all relevant tags! It will help Lomographers to get all the results that they need when they search the Locations archive.
All good? The next time you’re going somewhere pretty, take a Lomographic goodie, and tell us all about your trip! Submit your LomoLocations
On the occasion of the German DVD release of Wim Wenders' latest documentary "Das Salz der Erde" on April 9, we're giving away DVD and Blu-ray copies of it. Learn more about the award-winning documentary film and take part in our new competition. Show us your best black and white photographs!
Every month we always give you reasons to meet Lomographers in your city. November is even more special. We have a super sale, a camera workshop for kids, an outing with Blurb, among other exciting linkups. Join us!
There are many possible reasons for taking pictures. It could be to document an event, to capture breathtaking scenery, to preserve a fond memory, or simply, to have a snapshot of someone close to your heart. Whatever the reason, there's almost always a story behind a picture, no matter how significant or trivial it may be. And for lomographers, nothing beats the feeling of having that story unfold in your hand, in the form of a print. If you want a quick keepsake from that treasured moment or a snapshot of that special someone though, you can have it instantly, through Lomo'Instant Stories!
Film Photography Day 2015 is an exciting event happening on Sunday, April 12. To celebrate this day, Lomography has teamed up with Skillshare to launch a series of FREE classes to help you make the most of your Lomo cameras. To throw in a little more fun, we're also hosting a competition to win a Diana Deluxe Kit and a full year of premium membership to Skillshare to take tons of awesome photography classes. Read on to find out more!
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!
Are you as excited about our new product launch as we are? We can hardly stand the wait, but we're almost at the final frontier! We may be keeping this secret at (docking)bay before our galactic reveal this Thursday, but in the meantime, here are some hilarious and historical fun facts about Russian Space Travel to give you a few more clues about our cosmic secret.
Have you been using your Lomo'Instant just for portraits and laid-back photos so far? While the the Lomo'Instant makes really cute mini-portraits, it can also produce awesome pictures in action-filled situations.
We all know about 35mm and 120 film, right? And since Lomography re-introduced 110 film, we have another film format to play with. But in the years past, many more film formats were in use. Let me introduce you to a few golden oldies and tell you about my experiences with them. I'll start with Rapid film.
Kristen Blanton and Matthew Jozwiak traded their home in Austin for the wild. Together, they created a wonderful outdoor photographic storytelling site, helloamericaphotography.com. Here's Kristen to tell us more about the Lomo LC-A camera that they have been shooting with.
A self-portrait is a piece of a long narrative. It is a parcel of where you have been and what is precious to you. It is a silent version of a hello or an impactful sentence about the kind of photographer you are. Make your next statement count with a little help from your Lomography friends.
As all you lomographers will know, since its re-inception we have been following the tracks of the Petzval Lens. Indeed, this bokeh-genius has been traveling far and wide, falling into the hands of many a photographer the world over. We decided to put together this little catalog of talented artists and their most enticing photographs, shot using the Petzval lens, so we can show you what wonders and mischief we have brought upon us. Come take a look at the outcome of the Petzval’s transnational journey.
Architectural photographer Christopher Payne documents America’s industrial heritage with his large format images. For his project "Asylum," he visited 70 abandoned psychiatric hospitals across to country between 2002 and 2008.