Lomography loves a good festival and this year we decided to give two workshops at The Wilderness Festival in Oxfordshire. It was a beautiful sunny day and everybody who took part shot some amazing photographs, and most of them had never used the cameras before! Read on to see them...
The first time I went to a music festival was back in 1999 and I remember it well because whilst sitting in the porta-loo some bright spark decided to knock over some of the cubicles. It was a lucky escape for me but not so much for the poor guys next door. Since then I’ve become accustomed to the usual festival highlights including rain, mud, queues and general filth. The Wilderness Festival however was a new experience for me. This is a family festival with an area for children, clean toilets a relaxed atmosphere and lots of craft tents where you can whittle out a stool for £12 or do some hardcore body painting.
I had come to set up two workshops using the Fisheye and La Sardinas. It was set up on a first-come-first-serve basis and we weren’t quite sure how many people to expect. There was no need to worry though because both workshops were full! Most people had never shot with our cameras and wanted to know EVERYTHING! I took them through all the usual tips and tricks and encouraged double exposures.
Everybody had fun and the photos that came back were fantastic. Helen Brooker who attended the first workshop said:
Well …. we were thrilled!! Absolutely wonderful images and they somehow managed to really capture the dream like quality of the festival. I feel really excited about the possibilities. As a printmaker, I can really see the possibilities of incorporating a part of the photographic image into my work!
Well done to everyone who took part, it was a wonderful experience, hopefully we will see you next year!