An ecology park in the middle of a city, the La Mesa Eco Park is a pleasant place to go for a whole or half-day stroll and to take pictures!
The La Mesa Eco Park is a favorite place for photoshoots and lomowalks. Even if it is in the middle of the city, once inside the park, you feel as though you are in the suburbs, engulfed by a big forest. There are lots of greens, plants and trees of different varieties. The picnic park also has a biking trail and you could also take a paddel boat ride in its lagoon. It has become a favorite place for prenuptial photoshoots as well because you don’t need permits to take pictures in the place. The keepers of the park encourages its visitors to keep things clean, otherwise you could do as you please. Hence, it has also become a favored spot for lomowalks as well.
A few months ago, a bunch of lomomanila members got together, had a quick lunch in a mall and took two rides—a jeepney and tricycle ride—to get to the park in under an hour and we had the rest of the afternoon to shoot the place, enjoy a leisurely walk, eat dirty ice cream, go horseback riding, visit a butterfly farm, and shoot some more. None of us went swimming since our lomo cameras were not ready to take a dip. In other words, we didn’t bring a Frogeye or an LC-A Crab! Nonetheless, we got to shoot until our films ran out. Unfortunately, none of the shops in the complex (that sold all sorts of sourvenirs and memorabilias) had film for sale. (Takes a mental note to suggest that).
Around the park, there are also facilities for a wall climb, zipline, rapelling and a paintball field. We didn’t have time to explore those places anymore. Perhaps some other time. We all had fun. Not bad for a Sunday afternoon walk in the park.
Whether you’re lounging at a park, swimming at the beach, strolling through city streets or relaxing with friends over a cup of coffee, the New Petzval 58 is the perfect companion. Have a little taste of what it's like in this new video!
When a photographer encounters a pair, an instinct rushes in, "Is this a special, intimate moment I just stumbled on?" Or else, those accidents of two objects, two birds, two swaying plants camping together especially for your photo. This might not be the case, but it's still a pleasant thing for patterns and quirks to find their way into an everyday shot.
You know that place you always picture in your head when you think of your dream holiday destination? That was Machu Picchu for me. Last May I decided to go for it and embarked on a two-and-a-half-week trip around Peru with my boyfriend.
It was the Amazon which I had longed for my whole life. And when it was finally a set deal that I will travel to Brazil with two of my best friends for the Copa do Mundo (World Cup), we really had to start our adventure in the Amazon. I had known about this magical place deep in the rainforest. There was a lodge run by local people of indigenous background, with wooden houses that float on the water and a limited number of visitors. It was eco-tourism as how it should be. To preserve and to celebrate one of the most impressive locations I have seen so far.
New York City-based graphic designer Markus Hartel has a passion for street photography. On one of his last strolls through the city, he captured some scenes on the busy streets with the New Russar+ Lens. Read on to learn about his experience photographing with the Russar+ and get insider info on how it is to be a street photographer in the Big Apple.
For three months last year, I traveled to 11 cities of eight Southeast Asian countries. My first destination from my hometown of Seoul was Vietnam. After 10 days in Hanoi, I joined a group tour to Sapa, an area known for its hill tribes. This is a photo story of my two days and one night in this remote but vibrant place.
Of course, Italy makes a great destination for taking photos. But what if there was a place where you could find stunning motifs, impressive colors, and the ideal mixture of nature and arts all at once? What if I told you that there is a place like that: a garden full of art in the middle of nowhere?
In prime areas of New York and San Francisco, the phrase ‘rush hour’ is always on the menu. Drive up to Reno, and the same expression fizzles. Many roads are framed by mountains and shrubbery, a picture of calm in the city. But the night makes up for the day’s stilly mood. Casinos flaunt LED signs and marquees, a treat for urban photographers.
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!
New York is an infinitely photographable city in spite—or because—of its innate chaos. And even when the medium is film, praised nowadays for the virtue of slowness, the photographer must keep up with the city’s pace. Ricardo Lozano, 35mm photographer and Lomography community member, managed to do it for the series OK Commuter, now a book by A Love Token Press.
Lomographer Carina, or landei in the community, regards the Sprocket Rocket as a "versatile plastic camera." For her, it doesn't only take great travel snapshots but makes an interesting conversation starter as well. In this interview, Carina expounds more on what makes the Sprocket Rocket her go-to camera.
Brazil is an awesome country for traveling. There's so much to explore, each place very different from one another. It will definitely take a stretch of trips just to get to know this this South American pearl. I finished my copa tour last year in Marajó, the island of bulls—it just might be an eternal highlight for me.