We've featured Geoffrey Berliner in the Lomography Magazine as an avid collector of vintage Petzval Lenses. Curious to see what these vintage lenses look like? Here are a few picks from his collection!
The Petzval Lens was a defining optic in 19th century photography, and we are honored to have brought it back with the Lomography x Zenit Petzval Art Lens. It’s created for Canon EF and Nikon F mount analogue and digital cameras, and it’s about time you get one for yourself!
If you’d like to get your hands on one of the Lomography x Zenit New Petzval Lenses, pre-order now and get yours in June 2014. Find out more about the lens on our Petzval Microsite
Geoffrey Berliner is the executive director of the Penumbra Foundation and the Center for Alternative Photography in New York City. The Penumbra Foundation, www.penumbrafoundation.org, is a non-profit organization dedicated to photographic arts and education. One of the organization’s goals is to maintain the relevance of emulsion-based and early photographic processes in a rapidly changing digital world. The Center for Alternative Photography is the education wing the foundation.
Curious as to how the Bokeh Control Ring spells all the difference between the Lomography New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control Art Lens and its predecessor, the New Petzval Lens 85? Watch Geoffrey Berliner, the Executive Director of the Penumbra Foundation and an avid collector of Petzval lenses, succinctly explain in this exclusive short video!
Geoffrey Berliner is the Executive Director of the Penumbra Foundation and the Center for Alternative Photography in New York. As the head of an organization whose goals are 'to be a comprehensive resource for photographers at any level' and 'to continue to publicize the impact photography has had and continues to have on culture, history and the arts,' his exposure to photographic materials -from 19th century gems to modern equipment- is so extensive, one cannot even begin to fathom just how much knowledge and experience this man has acquired. His collection of over 2000 vintage Petzval lenses is unparalleled, and the object of envy of both traditional and contemporary photographers. Although such lenses are reputed to require a certain level of skill to be used, Berliner seems to manage them with so much ease, producing splendid results.
As Steve Jobs puts it, "creativity is just connecting things." It's all about tracing one's experiences and pushing the boundaries of what's already known to establish new things. The Lomography community is no stranger to these instances. In fact, the community is filled with brilliant minds who are always ready to refine existing techniques and look for innovative ways to express their visions and ideas. Here are just a few of the creative lomographers we've come to love over the years.
As a core member of Yamanaka Yuko, a local hiking group based in Hong Kong, AM Renault is deeply in love with nature. He is also part of the creative photography group Six Dimen Boy and is good at intertwining photography with art and design elements -- making photos not only useful for documenting what we see, but also as a means to tickle the imagination. The young and talented AM tried out the New Russar+ lens while traveling in Japan with his father. He talks about his experience and shares the sights from his journey in this Lomography Magazine exclusive.
As many of you would already know, shooting under low light conditions require more than a steady grip (or a tripod) if you're aiming for outstanding results. You must also have the proper gear, and that, of course, includes film. In this post, we list down five fast films that work their best under such conditions.
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!