Let's be straight forward - you are going to hear about a unique place, that is in the center of Europe, and you have maybe even never heard about it.
Let’s be straight forward – you are going to hear about a unique place, that is in the center of Europe, and you have maybe even never heard about it.
Vlkolínec – the village, was found in around XIV century and until now remains to be one of the untouched places in the whole Europe. Vlkolínec is situated in the center of Slovakia and is a small village of 45 buildings with the traditional features of a central European village, including the church, huge gardens and so on. The thing is it’s behind the UNESCO shoulders because of one simple reason – it is a unique one-street village type, that is still alive. I mean – it’s not a museum (only 1 house is made like a museum); it’s a place where people live their normal lives up the hills, surrounded by mountains, and only one road is the way to the civilization. No, they are not cavemen – these are normal people, living in a normal way, just there are thousands of tourists every day in that small village.
The entrance costs funny money, and my advice is to leave your car just before the hill. Then you should walk by foot to the top of the mountain (mind the altitude of 718 m though), and only then after getting tired you will get the prize – a unique place, where people still wash their dishes in the middle of the street (I guess there is no central water infrastructure), there are a lot of animals outside – everything like in a normal village, except the fact that this one looks so superior and unique… I just could not stop shooting, with all my cameras I took up the hill. I am more than sure, the same will happen to you too.
It's Tipstember! For this month, we will be awarding 25 fat piggies to every tipster article that gets published on the Lomography Magazine. You can share tips on composition, lighting, film experiments and camera modifications; or maybe techniques for shooting portraits, landscapes, still life and even wildlife! If you don't have tricks up your sleeve, however, you can still contribute to the Magazine and let your voice be heard. Here are some suggestions.
What comes to mind when you think of Boston? Maybe it's the Red Sox, or maybe it's Baked Beans? With our newest competition to celebrate the release of the Lomo'Instant Boston Edition, we want to know what Boston means to you. Even if you've never been to Boston — no problem! We want to see your best shots that represent Boston to you!
Unless you are well-traveled, there’s a pretty good chance that you are going to be shooting the same places over and over again. Here are some ways you can mix it up and make those same places fun when you shoot at them next.
For some, it marked their first foray into the wonderful world of analog photography. Others consider it a trusty, go-to camera despite having a massive camera collection which sometimes include some of the best gear there is. Whatever the case may be, toy cameras will always hold a special place in the hearts (and shelves) of analog photographers everywhere, quirks and all.
One of the things I like the most about the Minitar-1 Art lens is how sharp the focus can be when you shoot with a small aperture. So if you are one of those that like to shoot at night, get a tripod, add this to a late dark winter afternoon, and you will end up with a bunch of beautiful long exposures. This is what I did on my last trip to Europe.
Did you catch the solar eclipse that happened recently? Word on the street is that it even resulted in a total eclipse in some areas of Europe, making it a pretty rare occasion for the folks that got to see it! We're guessing that some of you even had your cameras to catch the whole shebang on film — which is why we're throwing a competition for the best eclipse and sun inspired shots out there. Come on in and check out the details!
Colors may be amped to look unreal, like nothing of this world. Shots may be doubled, cross-processed, post-processed, mixed up into collages. The possibilities are infinite, yet some photographers still prefer black and white. Even in 2016, it is an ode to classic values of precision and balance. Light and shadow must be one pleasing dance. And just like in a well-choreographed piece, forms are obvious or playing coy. It all depends on how you're looking.
The latest addition to the Lomo’Instant family! Inspired by the Icelandic midnight sky, Get endless creativity, take multiple exposed instant snapshots, experiment with long exposure and light painting shots!
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!
Having a respectable career photographing social, political and economical matters, Philip Wolmuth is capable of starting a dialogue with the public via his thought-provoking photographs.
Going through the collective of images on his latest work, it seems impossible not to be instantly affected by the rawness of the emotions captured within the images. The passion, the anger, the commotion, the rebellion, the fervor, the shouting, the devotion; his work is inebriating. It's as if the images are screaming at you and, for a short while, you are transported to the Speakers' Corner without actually setting foot on that location.
In the fourth and final installment of his Icelandic chronicles, lomographer Andrea Russo opens up about their continuous exploration of the country's unique and majestic landscape, shares his thoughts on Iceland being a vital source of inspiration and creativity for its artists, and hints on returning to the place that has captured his heart.