Camera Obscura and World of Illusions in Edinburgh is the place to go if you want to find out more about the early optical device while also learning more about the city. Read on to find out more and take a peek at what this attraction has to offer!
The Camera Obscura in Edinburgh is an interesting way to learn about the city and its history by getting to see the moving images of the city projected through a giant periscope while a guide entertains you by telling stories and facts about Edingburgh. Aside from the camera obscura, you also are able to view 360 degree panoramic views over Edinburgh from the rooftop terrace.
A camera obscura is an optical device that projects an image of its surroundings on a screen. It is used in drawing and for entertainment, and was one of the inventions that led to photography and the camera. Mirrors are used to project inside the room an image (with color and perspective) of what is happening outside.
There are also 5 floors featuring illusions, magic, light tricks, games, and a history of Edinbugrh through old photography. There is also a gift shop which I was surprised to see did not have any Lomography products.
Camera Obscura is a lovely little attraction but I would advise to go on a sunny day as it leads to better image projections.
We met Berlin-based musician Anika for the first time while she was dj-ing in the Lomography Embassy Store. We couldn't resist giving her a Lomo LC-A+ and see what she would capture with it. She took the camera to many places around the world including Germany, Israel, Mexico and New York. Check out her analogue shots and learn more about our latest LomoAmigo!
We're bringing out a few of our favorite cameras this month for some special summertime workshops! Cool off in the air conditioned store while learning all about the Lomokino and Lubitel before heading out in the summer sun to capture this beautiful city!
A simple yet elegant looking camera, the Dacora Digna was a medium format camera from the 1950s that was offered with various lenses and leaf shutters. Find out more about this vintage beauty in this installment of Lomopedia!
The Lomography Belair X 6-12 is more than just a medium format camera. It is lightweight, compact, and capable of shooting photos in three different sizes: 6x12, 6x9, and 6x6. Equipped with a high quality interchangeable lens system and and automatic exposure, it can give you beautiful shots in every roll. It can also take three different film formats: 120mm, 35mm, and instant. Read on to find out all about this fantastic camera.
It may take a while for some lomographers to figure out the perfect combination of camera, film, and accessory that suit their needs. But, Wessel de Haas, aka wesco, has been extremely lucky to find his early on his journey to Lomography. Find out what film and accessory he likes pairing his La Sardina 8Ball with in this edition of My First Lomo Affair!
The Lomography Belair X 6-12 brought kleinerkaries closer not only to the most picturesque places in the world but to its beautiful people as well. A good conversation piece, it helped her discover hidden tourist spots and even restaurants that serve the best local food. Find out more about kleinerkaries and her Weapon of Choice after the jump!
Another trusty 35mm SLR camera from the late 1970s, the Minolta XG-E was the first model in the XG series produced by Minolta until the early 1980s. Find out more about this analogue beauty in this installment of Lomopedia!
An analogue camera inspired by Tara Mcpherson, A highly recommended gear for Lomography beginners and visual art lovers! With this edition see how Tara Mcpherson’s art joins the world of analogue cameras. Get it now for a special price!
Another quirky snapper from the age of "bridge" cameras, the AZ 300 Super Zoom has been touted as the model that effectively launched the trend for odd-looking intermediate cameras in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Find out more about this camera in this installment of Lomopedia!
Dubbed as the world's first fully automatic 6 x 4.5 cm camera, the Fuji GA645 was a point and shoot medium format camera introduced by Fujifilm in 1995. Find out more about this beautiful snapper in this installment of Lomopedia!
Another interesting and quirky-looking autofocus SLR camera, the Ricoh Mirai was also introduced in the late 1980s and marketed as a complete SLR system in a small package. Another major Japanese optics company co-developed this camera with Ricoh -- find out which in this installment of Lomopedia!