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.
It's exactly been five years since Michael Jackson died of cardiac arrest at age 50. As our little tribute, we're bringing back a few notable features that we've written about the King of Pop right here on the Lomography magazine.
What’s not to love about the Lomo LC-Wide? If you are a fan of wide angle lenses or Lomography, you probably have one in your collection. The LC-Wide is a powerful camera with many fun features to get creative when shooting. Best of all, all these are already built into the camera.
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.
Fifteen of Stanley Kubrick's most memorable photo essays from when he was working as a photographer for "Look" magazine are currently on exhibit at Vienna's Bank Austria Kunstforum. Learn the story behind his very first photograph for the publication, taken when he was only 16 years old, as well as a few others after the cut.
By now most of you would have heard of Lomokev, one of the UK's most prolific film photographers. Based in Brighton, Lomokev loves to shoot with the trusty LC-A and his work has been featured in numerous publications and projects. We lent him a Petzval lens and asked him a few questions about what makes him tick. Here's an exclusive interview, along with a several fantastic shots by the talented UK-based photographer.
Unfortunately, it happens sometimes that your resulting pictures are not what you expected - the image doesn't look that good, the colors are bland, and the subject is banal. Indeed, it couldn't be picture of the year! Herein I propose a second chance for your pictures by modifying your 35mm negatives. Just pick up some ideas from here, experiment, and scan your negatives with the Lomography Smartphone Scanner. Anything is possible: burning, scratching, putting on hydrochloric acid, balsamic vinegar, nail polish, bleach, or raspberry juice... use your imagination and write down your new film soup recipe! You can find a sample of the effects in this article.
Adaptalux, which is currently seeking funding for production on Kickstarter, is a portable "patent pending adaptable miniature lighting studio" that aims to make macro photography and videography and product photography easy and accessible to all photographers.