Summer is here, kids! And what better thing to do than go swimming, take photographs or maybe both? In this article we've compiled a small selection of photos around the theme of swimming. And some recommendations on what gear to use to make those awesome under water shots.
As usual we also suggest a soundtrack: this time it’s the wonderful The Swimming Song by Loudon Wainwright III. Open the link in an additional tab, turn up the volume, click show all photos and then scroll through.
While compiling this gallery – usually we download tons of photos for different search terms and narrow them down in many iterations – we saw that stouf is responsible for a good third of this gallery. So I’ve decided to ask him about water photography, his favorite camera and why he likes swimming:
Rule N°11: when underwater, leave only bubbles and take only pictures. Favourite cam? Nikonos V. Why do I like swimming? Except the breathing part, it is complete freedom.
We are sure there are plenty photos we forgot to add. So please post the links to your favorite swimming photos in the comments! And let us know where to go swimming in your area and – hint, hint – maybe write a LomoLocation on that.
Put Me on the Guest List! There are a lot of events on Lomography, especially these days. To make sure there's always a free spot and so that we plan accordingly, we've added a small new feature: the guest list.
A Selection of Great Photos from Cannes/France Right now the Cannes Film Festival is taking place – and Lomography is there! We took this chance to make a gallery of great (geotagged) photographs that were taken in and around Cannes.
Lomography Gets Its Own API! We've been working on a Lomography API (application programming interface if you are not into acronyms) over the last weeks as a lot of people have asked us for one and we've already thought about creating one for a longer time. Well, it's here now, so read all the details in this article!
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LomoGuru of the Week: alienmeatsack Behind the amusing username, alienmeatsack, is the avid lomographer Robn Kester. He takes on the analogue world with his radical film and camera experiments that serve as useful guides to his fellow film shooters. His dedication to be a better analogue photographer certainly knows no bounds and that's why we are crowning him as our LomoGuru of the Week!
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