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Top Five Places to Shoot in Santa Monica!

We know that the grand opening of Lomography Los Angeles' second base at the Lomography Gallery Store Santa Monica has y'all excited and thinking about that surf city by the sea! But once you've loaded up on all your analog flair, then what? We have a few spots we could show you - here's a list of our favorite places to shoot by the new shop, check 'em out after the jump!

Santa Monica Pier

Photo by satomi

This is a goldmine for lomographers and only 5 blocks from our store! Take your camera on the giant ferris wheel, or into the arcade, capture an unforgettable sunset, or light paint after dark! Before you leave, head down to the beach where you can get some great silhouettes under the boardwalk or you can just play on the balancing bars, rings, and swings nearby.

Third Street Promenade

Photo by stuckintraffic

Literally just one block away from our store, lies The Third Street Promenade. Be sure to people watch, while grabbing quick shots of performance artists that line the sidewalks. You might also spot a star or two wandering the shops.

Venice Boardwalk

Photo by future_analog

Just 10 minutes south of our store lies Venice Beach, an ideal place to photograph. You can capture skateboarders, bikini-clad beauties, and muscle-bound men and women lifting weights at the apt-named “Muscle Beach.” There are so many things to shoot, make sure to pack lots of film!

Venice Canals

Photo by dudizm

While you’re at the Venice Boardwalk, don’t forget to walk inland and see the peaceful canals. That’s right! Venice, Italy isn’t the only city boasting its own canals! A bit more tame than the boardwalk, you’ll be able to photograph picturesque footbridges, unique houses, and possibly even a local or two paddling in their canoes, enjoying the sunshine.

The Getty Villa

Photo by dabai

If you’re more in the mood for high art, drive about 5 miles north on the beautiful Pacific Coast Highway to the Getty Villa, where you can be immersed in ancient Greek and Roman art. There is a beautiful garden with sculptures just crying out to be photographed!

Come join the party this Thursday, October 6, 2011; 7:00 – 10:00pm
Lomography Gallery Store Santa Monica
321 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401

RSVP shopla@lomography.com

Can’t make it to the party? Don’t fret! After the party the store will be open everyday 10am-10pm for all your Lomographic needs.

written by abpos

3 comments

  1. carolinep008

    carolinep008

    dang, this article made me realize how much i miss Santa Monica :P

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  2. dabai

    dabai

    Same here :( didnt have enough time to stop by the pier when I stopped by Santa Monica in July :(

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  3. robotmonkey1996

    robotmonkey1996

    Also same... but i will see it one last time this columbus day weekend. its my birthday and this is my present (in the form of 500 dollar plane tickets)

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