We introduce you to the brand new Lifestyle Section! Catering to community members and analogue fans alike who are eager to find and share inspiring and meaningful analogue coverage - from short essays, real life stories, special interest pieces, projects, as well as critiques, discussions and interviews!
The Lifestyle section caters to community members and analogue enthusiasts alike who wish to discover what others are doing in the analogue world, as well as share the many ways in which they find analogue and photography inspiring and meaningful. From short essays, real life stories, special interest pieces, projects as well as critiques and discussions, we examine analogue photography and the analogue approach to life, art, and design. Log in to comment on and rate articles and even submit your own! See submission guidelines.
Lifestyle Submission Guidelines
The following guidelines have been prepared for you to see what it is that we look at before we publish a piece in the Lifestyle section. We want to encourage personal freedom but also point out several things to keep in mind before you submit a work for this section (and consider if there is a more appropriate section to submit to). Do keep in mind though that these are just guidelines, not rules. After all, the lifestyle section is for Lomographers and analogue enthusiasts, so writing and reading about their passion should be a joyful experience.
A Lifestyle entry should give the reader insight into the analogue approach to life. We want you to share the many ways in which analogue and analogue photography are a part of your life, work, hobby, passion etc and still very much alive. Be thoughtful and creative when you write but also remember to include some basic facts along with your personal opinion. Below are some of the things that you should consider including when you write a piece for the Lifestyle section. Try to include at least 2 of the following (personal background as far as it is relevant to the writing, personal experience, specifications of the equipment used, relevance to a discussion or debate):
Please try to think of what the main message is in your piece for the title.
The summary is the text that appears in the teaser box and gives a potential reader a quick overview of why they will find this piece interesting. You should try to answer the basic who, where, what, why and when questions in about 40 words or maximum 3 lines. This text should also appear at the top of every entry above the header photo.
Content: (Should be 200 to 500 words)
In the introduction, please include a few words about yourself as it relates to a personal story, project or essay (for special interest this may or may not be needed) Please see in the examples section below brief descriptions of the 3 general categories of submission to the Lifestyle section.
It is also a good idea to lead your submission with a bit of context. Are you writing a comment piece about the importance of analogue in music or design? Or is it an essay that requires some background information for a reader unfamiliar with the topic would need to know?
You could do this by mentioning why you find the topic you are writing about interesting, how it came to your attention and why you think others will benefit or be interested in your piece.
When possible please reference other sites when you are using information provided by another person or commenting on the works of someone else. It is also a good idea keep specifics in mind while writing. Remember to mention any cameras you are using and refer to items with the correct full names.
End to your submission please tell the reader what you imagine they should take away with them when they finished reading. If you would like to encourage comment or debate beg a surmising question. You may want to offer advice to others who would like to follow up on an essay or simply conclude with your own thoughts.
Links & References:
If you use information from another site please mention this.
There is a minimum tagging requirement of 5 tags per entry. Tags are meant to make it easier for another reader to find your piece. Below you can find some questions to ask yourself when thinking about what are the main and most relevant points of interest in your submission.
-What are some related issues of interest to your post or is there a greater filed. For example, design, education, cinematography, art history…
- Which words can you use to suggest the overall theme of your projects or story? This could include winter sports, teenagers, family…
• Specific camera, film type or techniques used.
• Locations, venues, events even people that are relevant.
As we are Lomographers writing about the analogue lifestyle, pictures must be included. For a Lifestyle piece a minimum of 4 pictures have to be in a submission. In the header must be a photo you would be extremely proud to show / the best example of the series. Photos that are most likely to be published are those with people, motion, or something happening in them. If you choose to include a gallery in your submission this should be with the last photos in the articles.
Typical Lifestyle Post Structure
1. Main Message Title
2. Summary (2-3 lines would be best)
3. Header Photo (your favourite shot from the set)
4. Body Text
5. Closing Lines
6. Source Links / References (if any)
Personal Story: Relating to Analogue Lifestyle in general, while these examples are from Lomographers we would also like to see stories form all analogue walks of life!
Special Interest Piece: Whether historically significant to the practice of analogue photography or tidbits from analogue collectors, examine analogue photography from unique perspective.
Projects: What people are doing in the world out there to keep the analogue movement alive
Interviews: With professional photographers, award winners, photojournalists and the like
And Remember! Any submission that fulfils one of the monthly Submission Requests” topics will receive 10 Piggy Points for published articles!