Don’t just stand there and smile, move and make faces!
I think it’s safe to say that we all love getting our photos taken, whether it’s something we really like doing or just a spur-of-the-moment thing. But unless it’s a photo for a government-issued document and the like, what sort of poses and facial expressions do you usually do? Do you stand straight as a pole or like a teapot with one hand on the hip? Jump shots? Do a V-sign with your fingers? Pout? Or simply flash either a tight-lipped smile or a toothy grin?
Simply put, there are a lot of poses and expressions that you can do when you get your portraits taken! One camera that you can use is the Diana Mini, which takes dreamy photos in either square or Half-Frame format. Your creative or funny pose will definitely look even more awesome on print when you utilize the Diana Mini’s Multiple and Long Exposure features!
Have a look at some of the photos our community members have snapped using the Diana Mini!
The Diana Mini is the ultra-compact, petite version of the Diana F+. This camera takes soft-focused, lo-fi images in 35mm and allows you to change between half-format and square shots with a flick of a switch. Get your own Diana Mini now!
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.
The artist known only by his initials, JR, pastes blown-up faces on city walls and roads. These challenging—often illegal—installations are his version of a goodwill act. Women as heroes, wrinkles as history, and enemies as smiling neighbors are just some of the themes this gutsy artist has aired to the whole world.
For Crow, his LC-Wide, which he fondly calls Elsie, is the perfect camera for his "Don't think, just shoot" attitude. He takes it wherever he goes and even uses the camera to teach his daughter about photography. In this interview, he shares more about his love for the LC-Wide plus some of the photographs taken by his young apprentice.
Still remember the stunning fashion portraits taken with the Petzval 85 by Issa Ng? The Hong Kong based fashion photographer has once again ventured into an all-new photography project, showcasing his creative sensibilities with the LC-A 120 camera and LomoChrome Purple Film.
There's a certain air of sadness in Nishe's portraits. More often than not, the faces of her subjects are either partially or completely hidden. Sad, yes, but undeniably beautiful. Melancholia, as well as loss of innocence and the pains of growing up, are recurring themes in the photographer's body of work and she presents all these quite gracefully.
Have a gander at these community-taken lomographs culled from the most popular bunch. While you're at it, find out how you can earn piggies and have your very own Diana Mini snaps be featured on the Online Shop!
As part of the Valentine's Day Deal, you can grab this wonderful fluorescent pink plastic camera at a discounted price! Take seductive, soft-focused shots and pulsating vignettes on 120 film this season!
For Michael Fiukowski, taking photos with the New Petzval 85 Art Lens is a philosophy. The manual focus encourages him to be more experimental, and when shooting portraits, he seeks for creative ways to position his subject and make the most of the Petzval's bokeh effect. He finds the lens fascinating, and tells us why.
We have moved towards an age built on convenience. Even fashion has followed this social pattern. There is now an option to dress without premeditated effort. Roomy shirts, versatile jeans, and soft shoes conform to our ever-busy schedules. On the other hand, a vintage sensibility is about polish. The lesson from men of yore? Tailored fit makes all the difference.
In a previous feature, Wilson Lee of Teeny Life Photography shared portraits he shot with the Petzval Bokeh Control 58mm Art Lens. Proving that he is as talented in travel photography as he is in portraiture, he provides a scenic tour of Kansai with photos taken using the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1 Art Lens, and talks about the experience.