Is it too much to ask to tell people to go and hit the shutter already?
I think many can relate to this one. Scenario is, you and your friends get together for a group photo. Of course, being the fun loving bunch of individuals you are, you oblige and line up for the perfect group photograph.
But then this happens – the person taking the picture fiddles too much with the camera and you end up getting numb cheeks from all the smiling while you wait for the flash. Off the flash goes but then you look at the picture and you see yourself all awkward from flashing your greatest smile.
You feel like blurting out Come on, take the picture already. They sometimes do before you’re even ready or they shoot after you get dead cheeks from all the smiling. Kinda hard to flash those pearly whites now, isn’t it?
What a bummer. Though it can produce some of the best out takes you can get with your friends. It may be a pain to smile candidly for a photograph for longer than necessary but the look of your faces when you get the prints can be priceless. You just laugh with the good times, they are the ones that matter.
Some people say instant photos bring about a feeling of nostalgia. Although I often use the Lomo'Instant Camera with different crazy accessories such as the Splitzer and color gels, I have to agree there is something about it — dreamy vignettes maybe? — that always makes me want to go back in time and experience it all over again. In the name of analogue photography and good old memories, we passed by some classic spots in Vienna and took one shot after the other. Take a closer look at our gallery.
The month of September has just rolled in, which means that the world's biggest fashion capitals are already gearing up for Fashion Week. To mark the occasion, here's a set of sumptuous .gif work from the Tumblr blog FASHGIF!
The people of a city, to me, speak volumes about its culture and sense of community. And that is why I sought out the people who make Denver that much more interesting after the initial period of settling down. My search lead to a few establishments that have contributed to making Denver what it is today. In the second story on Transient Living, I present to you two of such establishments: The Craftsman & Apprentice, and A Small Print Shop.
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!
This photograph just rendered us speechless with its vibrant colors and shadowy vignettes, not to mention that cute little pooch hiding behind the grass! Congratulations to yonosoydeaqui for having our Photo of the Day!
Aaaaaand we're back to regular programming! Apologies that it took us long to reveal December's winners, we had too much eggnog and partied way past our bedtime. So without further delay, here's The Best of the LomoKino - December.
Only 15 and already so talented. David Uzochukwu is a student and photographer from Brussels, Belgium whose speciality is to capture breathtaking portraits. For a photography meet in Bavaria, Germany he asked us if we could lend him the New Petzval Lens, and of course we said yes! Check out the beautiful photos he and other photographers took during this special event.
Thirty-five degrees. Summer. Lisbon. Seven hills. Worst combination ever! What better to do than to escape the horrible heat of a tropical summer day in Lisbon with its too many hills to a fabulous beach that is just one bridge away? It's enough to just cross the stunning 25th of April Bridge to arrive in an exotic paradise, with great waves and even better people.
It's only been a few weeks since we launched the newest member of the LC-A family, yet the Internet has already been abuzz with much talk about it. We're thrilled to see all the coverage that photography and tech websites and blogs have given the LC-A 120, so we've rounded up some of them to share with you right here!
There are a lot of talented people who work at Lomography Gallery Soho and Victoria Schofield is no exception to that rule. She is a student who has already built an extensive portfolio of photographs and is serious about music photography. We lent her a Petzval lens to test over the weekend and here are the results.