In the alps - if you want to get from one valley to another - you have to drive through a tunnel. But if you want to have some nice and lovely pics on your rolls after crossing the mountains, enjoy a ride over a pass - for example the Flüelapass in Davos.
The Flüelapass is the connection from Davos to the world famous valley called “Engadin” (yes, the bling-bling-champagne-fur-caviare-and-billionaire-village St. Moritz is located there as well…). During wintertime the pass is closed because of the danger of avalanches. But during the “months without snow” the pass is very popular especially for motorcycles and tourists with motorhomes who do the route with the maximum of 25km/h…. At the weekends it’s almost like living next to a highway, so that’s why I prefer to go there during the week after work when the traffic isn’t heavy. Sometimes I’m a lazy ass and that’s why I take my car to get to the pass. The scenery is very impressive and it looks like a stone desert but for me it’s fantastic to be there, enjoying the silence and the landscape and breathe fresh air. Last autumn, me and my girlfriend (Lady Holga from HongKong) were there a few times, parked the car, took a short walk away from the street and then klick-klacked. This year, I’ve promised my second – and new – girlfriend, Miss Lomo from Russia, to take her there as well.
So it’s very recommendable – if you are one of these guys with a motorhome enjoying your holidays in Switzerland – to stop at a parking place and take your camera for some lovely pictures of the alps. And there are a lot of possibilities in Switzerland to do this. We’ve got no sea or beach but he have the impressive piles of stones, call “the Alps”.
Leonard Knight passed away last year but he left an incredible legacy, an embodiment of love, that is Salvation Mountain. From 1984, he painted and remodeled a little hill in the California desert that's colorful as a cupcake and truly meaningful. And if anything ever would have been meant to be shot with Lomo cameras, it would be this psychedelic, holy hill.
Browsing through the Lomography website, you can find a lot of redscale shots, which are all done on color negative films. I asked myself if it’s possible to redscale a slide or chrome film and then cross process it. (And yes, it is.) In this tipster I’m going to teach you how to create the bloodiest homemade redscale film I've ever come across.
If you take a left out of Regent St, down a windy lane, past a wise old man with long fingernails, over a wooden bridge and through a giant metal gate you'll find a very magical place. Yep, it's the Winter Wonderland Festival in Hyde Park! It's free to get in and it is the perfect place to get some awesome Petzval shots!
Snow-capped or covered in lush greenery, monumental or of smaller proportions, mountains create the most picturesque natural landscapes. The folks at The Gap Magazine are no stranger to their beauty and will showcase such visual splendor in their next issue. Do you have a scenic photo of mountains? Share your pictures with us and get featured in the December issue of The Gap.
A movie's parting shot is a crucial element in the sense that it could either make or break the lasting impression that it would have on its audience. It could either wrap things up quite nicely and leave viewers satisfied, or it could do otherwise. For many, it's often the first thing that comes to mind long after the final credits have rolled out.
What do you do when you don't have much time in a city like New York but you want to see everything, feel the vibe and be part of the community, even for a short time? Jump on a bike and enjoy what trains, buses and cabs can never give you: be part of the city. Take a camera with you to capture the moments and sights you don't want to forget. I did this with my LC-A 120 and LomoChrome Purple film.
There are many possible reasons for taking pictures. It could be to document an event, to capture breathtaking scenery, to preserve a fond memory, or simply, to have a snapshot of someone close to your heart. Whatever the reason, there's almost always a story behind a picture, no matter how significant or trivial it may be. And for lomographers, nothing beats the feeling of having that story unfold in your hand, in the form of a print. If you want a quick keepsake from that treasured moment or a snapshot of that special someone though, you can have it instantly, through Lomo'Instant Stories!
Do you love creative and analog photography? Do you love being in the know when it comes to new and exciting Lomography news? Do you love win-win situations? If you answered yes, then click through and find out how you can have it all plus a chance to win a brand new Lomo'Instant camera!
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!
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.
Our new website is now about 2 months old. After rolling out the most important features in the beginning, we have now been fine tuning them and working on the overall performance of the website. Taking a step back, we now want to ask what you think about it!