It was my first time to ride down a hill inside a giant ball. The experience was really an exhilarating one. We were laughing and shouting the whole time. At first, I got scared thinking I'll feel like a hamster inside but it was the complete opposite! This can be one of the wildest rides of your life! It is fun for all ages so better include this in your bucket list!
Zorbing sphereing, zorbing or globe-riding is the recreational practice of humans rolling downhill in a sphere, generally made of transparent plastic.
This is Boracay’s newest adventure in the island in addition to the usual water sports. From D’Mall it will only take you a 10-15 minute ride to the Zorb site in Yapak. The park is open everyday at 9am. It will cost you around P360-P580 or about $9-$13 per roll. It may be expensive for just a 40-second ride but for me it was definitely worth it.
Upon reaching the site, all riders are requested to sign a waiver and fill out forms that would include your weight and some medical history. We left our slippers and did a short climb uphill where the inflated ball is parked. It’s a 3-meter giant PVC ball where you can climb inside. It’s advisable to wear a swimsuit because the ball has little water in it.
There were two types of Zorb balls that we tried. One was the wet hydro where you or your friends are loose within the ball so water splashes as the ball rotates. During this ride you can either stand up, run or can opt to just lay back and slide. This ride can accommodate up to three people. The other one was the harnessed ride where max of 2 persons can be in it. Each is strapped into a padded harness so your body will rotate with the ball. This was the best ride for me, totally adrenaline pumping!
It looks like it’s time to get out the cameras and pack your bags. Together with the Shift School Dresden, we offered amazing prizes, including an insider trip to Paris, where you can take part in photography courses and visit the world-famous Paris Photo Tradeshow. Of course, there’s also a ton of Lomography prizes at stake like cameras, accessories and film so that the winner can capture memories from the trip on film. And now to announce the winners!
Every year, just a few weeks before summer, I dedicate a series of photos to the joy of living outdoors in this good season. One of the most common pleasures is taking one's socks and shoes off to feel the first warm rays of sun on our pale feet, which were prisoners inside shoes throughout the long winter season. So, it's time to take off your socks and shoes and relax barefoot! Where? Of course, on the walls surrounding the beautiful lake! Take a look!
Probably each one of you has been annoyed with failed film. This is particularly annoying when you get the developed film back from the lab, but you get blanks because the film was not exposed. It's either the film transport didn't work, or you have not taken the lens cap off, etc. Read on and I'll show you an alternative to just throwing away the film: Simply use it as a color filter for your camera, with the La Sardina for example.
If it's your first time to use the Fisheye Submarine Case (with your Fisheye One/Fisheye No.2 cameras) or the Krab Underwater Housing (with your LC-A+ or LC-Wide cameras), you might still feel a liiiiittle bit anxious about taking your favorite cameras underwater. To help ease your worries I gathered some of the most helpful tips, straight from summer-lovin' Lomographers who braved the waves with their cameras!
It's time to take your Fisheye One or Fisheye No.2 Camera out for a swim! But make sure that it's encased in its swimsuit - the Fisheye Submarine Case. This transparent case allows you to take photos 20m (65 ft) beneath the water surface! See the gallery below to see some cool photos taken by your fellow Lomographers!
I love my La Sardina camera and it was my first Lomography camera. But as time goes by, I've seen how often it's been used and how much I've abused it. There is a simple solution for this: the La Sardina Dresses!
It's late October in Copenhagen and summer was well and truly behind us. With the nights drawing in, the chances of going out with one of my cameras was slim. All was not lost at this time of year, however, as it allowed me time to focus on my own personal music projects—I am a professional composer/musician and audio engineer at my own studio by day.
In April of this year I had the chance to test the Petzval Lens and to write a review on it for the German photography forum Kwerfeldein. The lens excited me from the very beginning, at the time it was introduced on Kickstarter. I was afraid that once I had tested the lens, I would want to have one of my own! Well, that’s what happened; a year later, I finally bought my very own Petzval lens.
My list of resolutions for 2015 consists of 12 projects, one for every month. March was for caffenol. You have probably heard of the amazing fact that you can develop black and white photos with coffee, sodium, and vitamin C. I had tried this before but with less than stellar results. Somehow, there's always something going wrong. Time to devote a few rolls to caffenol to finally get the hang of it.