There are many ways to enjoy the night, but for me the best way to remember a night is not the hangover the next day. Here's a guide or group of tips for night photography.
Camera. It is almost essential mode B (bulb) for this type of photography or a camera that allows us to adjust the exposure time, at least 8 seconds. We will perform what is known as bracketing, which is nothing else than to do 2 to 3 captures of the same scene by changing the exposure time every time, so we make sure we expose it correctly. It is also interesting if we can change the aperture. Why? Although it seems contradictory using small apertures (f22) that let in less light, would capture more detail in the scene or “movement.” For example, Lubitel or Smena 8M are ideal for this kind of photography.
Film. Although black and white is interesting, I think that capturing the colours of the lights is the most striking of night photography. I usually use slide film cross processed to exaggerate the saturation.
Support. All you should know what during long exposures while holding the camera with your hand: blur or shake images. In some cases this may be interesting, in other cases we don’t want to capture the movement of our hand, but the subject/object photographed. The best option is to have a tripod, but any support will work. I know two tips to avoid moving the camera when pulling the trigger: to use a cable release or the timer on the camera (this prevents us from using B mode, but may be enough if we can set exposures of 8 or more seconds).
‘Hang over’ in this case doesn’t mean you need to guzzle gallons of beer or pints of whiskey. The Lomo LC-A-to-Z tells us to hang over, which means that we should try shooting from above or shoot subjects that are in a way higher spot than we are.
Don't be afraid of taking photos indoors or under low-light conditions. As long as there's light around us, the camera will be ready to shoot. Here's a tipster for you. Just remember to catch the lights!
There are quite a few perks that come with working for a film photography company, and the best perk of all is testing out the latest cameras. I can remember buying my LC-A back in 2009 and being really inspired to shoot film again. When the LC-A 120 came along, I couldn't wait to try it out around London. Join me as I test out this super medium format beauty.
Know the best way to create the perfect opportunity for totally rad Lomo'Instant pics? Throw a party! That's what we did anyway. We gathered some of our best friends, including but not limited to, the gorgeous Lomo'Instant and rallied through a Friday night like champs. Get a look at some of our Lomo'Instants from the party!
C/O Berlin is a foundation, thus independent from state grants and capitalist interests. It is focused on fostering contemporary and young-blooded photography. In 14 years, the team has grown from three founders to a group of 53 people that guarantees independent exhibitions. After many years of residing in the "Postfuhramt" in Berlin Mitte, this extraordinary cultural institution has found a new place to stay for the next 16 years: the Amerika Haus.
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!
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.
It is Film Photography Day, and we are counting the ways the activity fuels the imagination. One photographer likens it to the soulful sound of an LP. Another chases its risk or does it with a leap of faith. But the consensus is clear: Film photography keeps people on their toes for the best possible shot!
On this day and age when many are incorporating digital gear into their workflows, whether fully or partly, there still are photographers who remain rooted to their analog roots and continue to shoot with film cameras. In commemoration of Film Photography Day happening tomorrow, we have scoured through our past interviews to highlight the reasons these photographers choose to still shoot film.
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!
This article is a tribute to a great British photographer Martin Parr, who took many colorful and vivid photos of sunbathers on the beaches all over the world. During this wonderful spring, and while waiting for the next summer, relax and enjoy these photos!
Throwing chemicals, fire, and scratching emulsion are just a few ways of experimenting with film. But there's another process that completely destroys it (or, if you're lucky, creates something amazing), that is as spastic as a drunken man staggering his way home after a night at the pub - literally.
And it all comes down to darkness.
-29 °C and your fingers sticking to the beautiful copper lens. Is there a better way to start the new year? A couple of shots, tips, and a mini video edit from a freezing day with the New Petzval Art Lens.