Finally winter is over and all of us are reaching out for the long days of summer though spring just arrived! However - even my bright skin is getting some more freckles which is a wonderful sign that the sun is on the rise and on a good way of making us happier. :) Since nobody can stay inside while the weather outside is so dazzling and most of the people I know prefer to spend their time outside discovering new nice places or just relaxing at nice common places - here you get my favorite spot to get some sun. Whether if it's spring or summer.
When I returned home from my studies, totally exhausted and pretty pissed off university, the first handling I use to do is to visit the ‘Dornbuger Schlösser’ ( “Schlösser” means castles in German) – an enchanting arrangement of three impressing, totally different castles from different time periods in history on a big rock above the valley I live in. And a place I’m familiar with since my childhood. I can assure that it’s full of magic that every Lomographer is longing for: diversified architecture, new paths to discover everywhere, an awesome view of the valley, great motifs everywhere and nature around you. Besides you can lay down the well-kept lawn if being too exhausted after a long time of taking a whole film of photos. :) It’s a quiet and cultivated place to shut down from reality. AND it’s a perfect place to get tanned for surprising your friends with your healthy, new brown or rosy skin colour after wintertime.
The ‘Dornburger Schlösser’ are placed next to Jena, a well-known university town in Germany. They consist of the “Old Castle” (destroyed in 1453 and rebuilt during the 15th century. Over the centuries it sheltered a textile factory, an old people’s home and a cotton spinning mill after being a royal palace). Second the “Rococo Castle” (great for light display photos!) and third the “Renaissance Castle” (built in 1504 and became famous for its most famous visitor – the universal genius best known as writer Johann W. v. Goethe who stayed here for more than twenty times romanticising about it). The last ones are museums and can therefore be marveled also for the interior. You see – a place to promenade back in time!
The photos you can see here are taken with my Diana Mini during a very sunny day using a Redscale film – nevertheless the castle looks great and magical!
So take your bag and your photo material and make a trip over here – we can get some nice warm sun together, counting our freckles! :)
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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!
If you take a left out of Regent St, down a windy lane, past a wise old man with long fingernails, over a wooden bridge and through a giant metal gate you'll find a very magical place. Yep, it's the Winter Wonderland Festival in Hyde Park! It's free to get in and it is the perfect place to get some awesome Petzval shots!
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Every year I get the winter blues. I start imagining the feel of the sunrays, ice cold beer after a long summer day, and the endless hours spent on the beach. I have captured moments, memories, and dreams this year, which is my favorite thing to do. This is a short version and visual diary of my year 2014.
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In New York City, winter has been harsh and long, the nights long and cold, and shooting outside is not fun anymore. So when the Lomo'Instant Boston Edition hit the shelves this week and the new Splitzer arrived at the Lomography Gallery Store New York, we decided to do a round of light painting portraits instead of sunny ones.
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Those long, frosty, dark nights are finally behind us. It's time to dust of your Diana F+; wipe down your LC-A Wide and get shooting again! Join us for some fabulous workshops and events in Soho and come and visit us in March at the Birmingham NEC as part of The Photography Show 2015. Read on for the full line up.
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Pixelstick is exactly the must-get tool to create mind-blowing light paintings with different colours and patterns: 1.8 meter long, 200 full colour and high fidelity LEDs! Grab your camera with long exposure mode and a tripod, and you can create dozens of dreamy pictures just by moving your Pixelstick in the dark. Take a peep at our friends from Lomography Hong Kong’s shots with the Pixelstick!
With the frosty months of winter behind us here in the northern hemisphere, we're very happy to see spring is finally here to bring new life and longer days. And this roundup of gorgeous springtime photos shot with the New Petzval Lens is just the ticket to match the season!
Lomography has teamed up with Foto DC to get a true sense of Washington through a Spring competition. A slew of visceral, expressive images went under the critical eyes of curators Frank Hallam Day's and Melissa Golden, and we have a set of winners! Join us in the D.C. area on July 2 at 6:30 p.m. for an exhibition of the photos of the Faces and Places of D.C.