This year the Lantern Festival or Mid-Autumn Festival falls on 19 September. Hong Kong, Taiwan, China, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia and Chinese communities all over the world celebrate the end of the fall harvest by gathering with family and friends over delicious meals, lantern lighting and parading, and other various local traditions. After the jump, see how you can partake in this celebration!
Long Exposure Technique
Most Lomography cameras are capable of taking wonderful long exposures. All that’s needed is the ‘B’ Mode (Bulb Mode). Here are some we highly recommend:
Eager to give this beloved technique a go this Lantern Festival? Here are some great Tipsters from the Community:
- Long Exposure Tips and Painting with Light
- Long Exposures and Lomography: Shooting Light Trails in Hong Kong
Light Painting Technique
Nighttime is when this fun technique is best attempted. Here are cameras equipped with the ‘B’ Mode that are Community favourites when it comes to light painting!:
- Light Painting: Dancing in the Dark
- My Belair X 6-12 Light Painting Party
- A Guide to Night Photography
A pinhole camera allows you to enjoy of the roots of photography by providing a simple way to shoot soft-focused, dreamy photos. What’s more dreamy than the moon at its brightest?
What’s more befitting than a camera with the word moon in its name?
Be sure to share the snaps you take today and tomorrow using the above techniques! Happy Mid-Autumn Festival from Lomography ☾!