Spring is here, time to spend some time outside in beautiful Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens.
Hyde Park is one of the biggest parks in London. I am including Kensington Gardens in this article because when you are actually walking in the park there is very little division between the two. There is a huge variety of things to see and do in the park. There is even a riding school (Hyde Park Stables) that does lessons and rides through the park. You can also rent paddle boats for going around the Serpentine and there is also the famous Speakers’ Corner where you can listen to people speak about anything they feel like.
My favourite walk is to go along the Serpentine and then on into Kensington Gardens. There is quite a variety of waterbirds in the Serpentine although my perennial favourites are always the swans. In Kensington Gardens there is the Serpentine Gallery and the famous statue of Peter Pan. As the weather gets better, expect to see more and more people flocking to London’s parks.
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!
Some city-based parents feel wistful when they see their kids huddled in front of screens. There is nostalgia for tree climbing, hopscotch and bicycling. And why must children of today spend all their free time playing with zeroes and ones? This black and white gallery will inspire you to get the little ones out and about even just for the weekend.
You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos 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!
There is nothing more refreshing than escaping one's everyday life for to unpack a camping tent and spend a wonderful weekend with friends for a few days during summer. Some of the coolest festivals are calling and there's a special one in Germany that is a must-see in July: Melt! festival. Win two tickets for this spectacular event to be held from July 17 to 19. Show us your most beautiful festival moments.
Back in the summer we lent film maker Robert Sanderson a petzval lens to shoot some videos for us. He decided to take inspiration in his back garden and managed to capture some wonderful footage of his cat. Click here to watch this adorable video.
Larissa Lily is a UK based photographer and writer who agreed to share some of her Petzval shots with us and explain a bit about her love for film photography. She took it on a recent trip to Kew Gardens, and here are the results.
The new Petzval Lens has proven itself a master of close-up shots and soulful portraits time and time again. Now some of our talented community members have stepped it up a notch and aimed the Petzval at city-scapes. From snow-capped pedestrians, couples chatting in parks, bustling markets, or people waiting to get on the metro - the beautiful banalities of city life are covered in these eloquent shots. Scroll through this gallery we've put together just for you to get a taste of the Petzval's urban potential!
We love Asher Moss' work. He's been our LomoAmigo for quite some time and is always eager to try new stuff. We recently gave him the Lomo'Instant camera to experiment with, and here are some of his shots.
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!
Let's go outside! Spring has sprung in New York and we're delighted to present to you a couple of workshops to get you into the shooting mood. We're also excited for our next exhibition featuring the work of New York photographer and LomoAmigo, Emily Soto. Read on for more information!