Urca is a super quiet yet nice place for hiking, climbing or just for a relaxing weekend. There are also some nice eateries that you can visit along the way. A sunny afternoon in this exciting neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro can also make for beautiful photos, just bring your lomo camera!
Do you want to relax and enjoy the scenery in Rio? The Praia Vermelha in Urca is a great place to do this. Go on a walk or ride in the Bondinho do Pão de Açúcar (Sugar Loaf Cable Car), are some of the things that you can do and enjoy without so many tourists around to spoil your fun. For those who prefer to walk, there is a path called Bem-te-vi, which is the preferred location for trails and climbs if you’re the outdoorsy type. But for those who just want to relax, it is also a great place to unwind and a good spot to take delightful photos.
If you start to get hungry after all that walking, you can then get something filling from the Bar Urca – patties, pastel, and some codfish balls are some things you should try. You can also have these snacks to-go and enjoy it while sitting in the Guanabara Bay short wall if you like.
So if you are in Rio and it happened to be a sunny day, why not do some sightseeing in Urca and don’t forget your lomo!
The Lomo LC-A is a great camera to bring during festivals, on vacation, or even when you’re just walking around looking for some street photography opportunities. But do you know that it can also do waters for underwater photography?
YES YOU READ THE TITLE RIGHT! We at Lomography UK are dancing in our chairs right now because we have a super exciting rumble courtesy of this musician/DJ and chronic doodler Mr Scruff. Manchester born Mr Scruff has been releasing albums and DJ'ing since 1997, and his new album "Friendly Bacteria" is due for release on May 19th. You can win this new album along with some super goodies AND a La Sardina DIY customized by the man himself! May we join the contest too, please?
The expansive 6x12 format allows you to capture a vast space that makes for jaw-dropping photos; whether landscape, portrait or anything else you feel like shooting. Wait there’s more; the Belair X 6-12 can also shoot in both square 6x6 and regular 6x9 formats. So whatever shape you’re in, the Belair X 6-12 is ready to match you!
A few months ago, Lomography made available a whole range of pinhole cameras made out of premium wood. Interested on knowing how good they are, I brought the medium format one on my last trip to Germany.
As a professional photography graduate, Fernando never goes out without carrying at least one camera and treats it as an integral part of his body. Although he uses both digital and analog gears, he still regards using film as a more intimate way of creating images. Let's all welcome our newcomer from Brazil, Fernando Monteiro.
The Horizon Kompakt is a miracle in the shape of a 35mm camera. Just watching its multi-coated swing lens as it sweeps 120° degrees is a wonder to behold. With "Day" and "Night" shooting settings and battery free operation, it's also incredibly simple to use. Capture picture-perfect panoramas and get prints approximately the size of two standard frames. With the Kompakt, you'll see the world from a whole new perspective.
Coinciding with the relaunch of the Lomography community website is the debut of one of the Magazine's newest series, Meet the Innovators. Here, we'll be talking to some of the game changers in the field of photography to get a closer look on what they do as well as find out their personal insights. For our opening salvo we proudly introduce Cat Ong, Lomography's very own Head of Optic Product Development who counts the research and development of the LC-A family, Russar and Petzval Art Lenses, Diana F+, and Lomo'Instant, among many others, as some of his projects.
Really want to bring your film photos to life? We’re now offering totally analogue fine art prints in a host of large sizes and formats! Carefully enlarged from your negatives onto premium photographic paper by lab professionals, each picture is a unique piece of craftsmanship.