One of the most romantic walks I have been on recently was a trip to Roberts Park in Saltaire at the beginning of September. It looked beautiful even in the dying sunshine of golden hour.
Robert’s Park is located near the Shipley Canal in Saltaire. I visited this area on a particularly sunny autumn day around 5pm, when the sun was low in the sky and casting a golden light over everything. It is a great place for taking photos especially portraits, with the sun shining and highlighting people’s faces.
There are also lots of other things to photograph in the park, such as statues, bridges, running water from the canal, the bandstand, and 2 metal llamas! It is great for a lomowalk and I will be returning a lot this fall to get the most out of the sun for this year.
September 5th was Pola-Day, the international day of instant photography. To celebrate this special event we held a competition in search of your most beautiful instant photos. The lucky winners have been chosen, and here they are.
At the beginning of November, I went to Madrid for the first time. I wanted to bring back home unique memories and photographs of what I was going to discover in the Spanish capital, so I brought the Petzval Lens with me to capture this trip within a beautiful swirling bokeh.
Though I am not a professional, photography is in my genes. My father was a photographer and technician in the Air Force and accumulated a number of cameras during his life. This is a story about one of those cameras, a Yashica 635 TLR. I brought the camera—after being in storage for about 55 years—back to life with a roll of Portra 160 during the golden hour at Bellevue Botanical Gardens in Washington.
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.
The Lomo LC-Wide has a special place in the hearts of Lomographers and analog photography lovers. With its compact size, it's the best companion on trips or even as part of one's daily routine, and its wide 17mm wide angle lens tickles one's creativity. Recently, the LC-Wide explored France, yielding a photo diary of beautiful French cities and landscapes.
Camo is one of the most popular fashion photographers from Colombia. His works have been published in many fashion magazines around the country, and last year he was in charge of shooting Colombia Moda, one of the biggest annual fashion shows in Latin America. But Camo has a very personal series of photos that were shot at his home in Bogotá.
We've been lending out the Petzval lens to some of our most loved photographers over the last 12 months. Some of the best shots have been soft, dreamy and full to the brim of beautiful bokeh! Have a look at some of our favourites here.
We were recently invited along to the award ceremony of the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize Exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. We decided to take two Petzval lenses along to document the evening. One with film and one with digital. Have a look at the results here.