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!
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!
Time and again, art has and continues to influence artists even outside of this discipline. In this list are five movies which, whether partially or in full, have been inspired by paintings from some of the most influential artists in history.
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.
Battersea Park is on the south bank of the River Thames. With 200 acres of green space, you’ll get plenty of space for some amazing shots. The park has everything - wildlife, sports, gardens, a children’s zoo, and even a pagoda! What more could you wish for?
It's time to dust off the BBQ and bring out the drinks because here in the UK it's a Bank Holiday Weekend! We are celebrating this extended break with some unbelievable discounts for one weekend only! There is up to 75% discount on selected items! Find out what's up for grabs right here.