One of the most beloved features on the old site was the user blog – and it's about to come back. Not to be confused with our Magazine, this is your personal space to write about pretty much anything.
We will launch it later this month, but right now we need some testers who want to give it a try and help us iron out the edges. How to become a tester? Just add a comment to this article with a short entry what you’ve been up to today or what you would like to write about in your own blog… We pick ten (or more) of you then!
Update: Everyone who wants to test this feature please follow the directions here. Or type this url into your browser (replacing your-username with – well – your username): www.lomography.com/homes/your-username/blog, click on “create new blog entry” on the top right and create your first entry. You need to fill out three fields: title for the title, summary for the intro paragraph (to be shown on the overview page and with a bigger font right at the very start and body (which is the entry itself). Let us know here what you think about it and also post the links to your first entries! And please note: this is still Beta and things might be buggy, so don’t enter any super personal stuff up here (yet).
Aside from the Magazine, going through the User Blogs is another way to keep tabs on the latest happening in the community. Throughout the year, it was filled with articles on new discoveries, thought-provoking opinions, and exciting exhibits that surely entertained, challenged, and inspired everyone. Let's take a look back at the fruitful year through the most popular user blogs of 2014.
ProfiFoto Magazine readers are probably already in the loop! Our beloved Petzval Lens was featured in the July edition of the German photography magazine and was personally tested out by the managing editor himself. Not only was Dirk Böttger thrilled with the lens, but so was the rest of the staff. find out about Dirk's experience with the Petzval lens in an exclusive interview.
William Eggleston is one of the most important contemporary master and pioneer of color photography. In this article I write a tribute to his particular democratic way of looking around. For him "Nothing was more important or less important", and everything is worthy of being photographed. Again, he is fond of the dear old film; he said that "I don't think much about the digital world, because I am in the analog world!". Read more after the jump!
If you want to know the heart of a person, peek inside his/her wardrobe! And no, nobody famous said that; I only just made it up. But really, don't you think it's true? After all, the way we dress screams our personality; at least for most of us. And that is why, as soon as I land on a new city, one of the things I absolutely must do is find the local boutiques. Sure, I love the fancy chain boutiques as much as the next person, but there's just something else about a local clothing store. It's unique!
I'd like to tell you about a very unusual place - the Helikon Art Center. This space was built by the hands of a single person, Turkish sculptor and philosopher named Orhan Özçalik, and is now open to artists from all over the world.
Being a part of Fashion Week is not easy. You need to know high-profile personalities and e-mail tons of guys to be on the Fashion Week A-list. So when Christopher came to Lomography with the idea of being our official Fashion Week correspondent (and after showing us his stunning fashion portfolio), we were very excited to work with him.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens 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!
We gave the Colorsplash Microsite a grand redesign. You can find everything that you need to know about Colorsplash products, plus some techniques to try and galleries to inspire you, in this new and improved site! Come take a look and let us know what you think.
Basically there's not much more to say: you can now edit your avatar and description. Now the tough question remains: what to show as your avatar? Yourself? Your favorite photo? Your cat? And what about the description? First or third person? Maybe go for pluralis majestatis?
We’ve featured the otherworldly work of fine art photographer Susan Burnstine in the magazine a while back and we’re happy to return with more. We’re lucky enough to have the photographer herself talking about her creative process, following your own decisions when shooting, and every little frame in between.
An analogue camera inspired by Tara Mcpherson, A highly recommended gear for Lomography beginners and visual art lovers! With this edition see how Tara Mcpherson’s art joins the world of analogue cameras. Get it now for a special price!
The sun is shining and we are in the mood for some fun! If you're planning a trip to London this coming month, then why not book yourself for one of our special market workshops? We'll be heading off to Brick Lane, Portobello Rd and the Columbia Flower Market to shoot all the sights on film. If you’re visiting London and staying in a hostel, just present proof of your booking and get to join a workshop for free! Book your space now.
For a short time, Blaine Vernicek, otherwise known as clownshoes in our Community, needed to be away from his beloved muse, Miss Katie, and stay in another state because of his new job. But thanks to his Lomo Smena Symbol, he was able to bring with him photographs of his sweetheart that somehow helped him forget the unnerving distance between them. Read on to find out more about this heartwarming story in this installment of My First Lomo Affair!
You're probably already familiar with ccwu. We've written about his work on the Magazine, featured his awesome albums and winning photos of the day. The Taipei, Taiwan-based photographer is one talented and versatile snapper with an impressive collection of photos to prove it. What happens when you partner someone as talented as ccwu with the New Russar+ Lens? Find out after the jump.