Tag: africa

  • Photographing Ghana: A Personal Account of Ethics in Photography

    written by thanigosky on 2014-09-09 in #lifestyle
    Photographing Ghana: A Personal Account of Ethics in Photography

    Snapping photos while traveling puts your photography skills to the test. However, during a trip to Ghana, I became aware of the power of an image. This article is about my journey making mistakes as a documentary photographer, cognizant of the effects of my white privilege.

  • Fresh from My Darkroom: Yoga for Africa!

    written by sirio174 on 2014-06-16 in #lifestyle
    Fresh from My Darkroom: Yoga for Africa!

    Last Sunday, a great yoga event was held in Cernobbio, a small tourist town near the city of Como. Local association Breathe Como made a performance of power yoga exercises to raise funds for Africa. I developed the film a few days ago, and today I'll show the photos to you! I call this "Fresh From My Darkroom" because I developed the black and white films by myself! Take a look!

  • Explore: Morocco

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2014-03-03 in #world #locations
    Explore: Morocco

    We have a theory that most, if not all intrepid travelers dream of having an adventure in the exotic Kingdom of Morocco. Do you have it on your list of must-visit destinations as well?

  • Photo of the Day by elvismartinezsmith

    written by jillytanrad on 2013-12-25 in #news
    Photo of the Day by elvismartinezsmith

    Elvismartinezsmith got the decisive moment right when he took this photo.

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  • Nick Brandt : Across The Ravaged Land

    written by cruzron on 2013-11-08 in #lifestyle
    Nick Brandt : Across The Ravaged Land

    Nowadays it's unheard of to be shooting exclusively in film while you're out in Africa shooting wildlife. Nick Brandt is a different breed of photographer though, a very talented one at that!

  • Influential Photographs: Struggling Girl, 1993 by Kevin Carter

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2013-10-17 in #lifestyle
    Influential Photographs: Struggling Girl, 1993 by Kevin Carter

    Certainly one of most shocking and dramatic images the world has ever seen, Kevin Carter's 1993 photograph of a struggling, emaciated toddler with a vulture ominously sitting behind her has also been one of the most enduring albeit controversial images of famine in Africa. Find out more about this award-winning photograph in this installment of Influential Photographs.

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  • The Wanderlust Wonderlist: World Heritage Sites in Africa (As Seen By The Community)

    written by geegraphy on 2013-07-16 in #world #locations
    The Wanderlust Wonderlist: World Heritage Sites in Africa (As Seen By The Community)

    In line with the recent additions to the list of the World Heritage Sites, today’s wonderlist is dedicated to the various World Heritage Sites in Africa that have been captured by some of our community members. Prepare yourselves!

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  • Meet the Masters of Nature Photography

    written by denisesanjose on 2013-07-15 in #news
    Meet the Masters of Nature Photography

    Wildlife in the context of our ever-evolving environment are some of the most challenging subjects to capture, and yet there are the talented few who have done just that: inspire us with their patience and dedication to preserving and photographing nature. Take a look at the chosen ones by Telegraph UK.

  • The Natura In Nature

    written by soundfoodaround on 2013-05-14 in #news
    The Natura In Nature

    There's nothing like "au naturel". I stumbled across saviorjosh's Fuji Natura Classica shots from Kenya and was captivated by the majestic animals, wilderness, and full on nature that we don't find in our city settings. It's namesake camera the Natura took all the analogue photos you're about to see.

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  • Lomography Day Trips: Marrakesh, Morocco

    written by geegraphy on 2013-05-08 in #world #locations
    Lomography Day Trips: Marrakesh, Morocco

    Considering a more heady and exotic change of scenery? Then imagine yourself surrounded by solid ochre-hued buildings and wares and spices in souks. All of these and more in the city of Marrakesh, Morocco!

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  • Lomography Day Trips: Cape Town, South Africa

    written by geegraphy on 2013-04-17 in #world #locations
    Lomography Day Trips: Cape Town, South Africa

    Ready for another day trip with Lomography? Then get ready, because we're heading for the city nicknamed as "the tavern of the seas", Cape Town, South Africa. Spes bona!

  • Lomographer for a Day: Valva at Kenya

    written by analemma on 2013-02-18 in #lifestyle
    Lomographer for a Day: Valva at Kenya

    I, analemma, I have lent my Sardina Möbius to my friend Valva to be Lomographer not for one day, but for two weeks to photograph his trip to Africa. Take a look at the amazing photos after the jump!

  • Honeymoon Fun in Mauritius

    written by chestnutmocha on 2012-10-18 in #world #locations
    Honeymoon Fun in Mauritius

    Today I finally got my first roll of the Mauritius honeymoon series developed!

  • Dream of Africa: My Diana on the Beach

    written by sirio174 on 2012-09-24 in #world #locations
    Dream of Africa: My Diana on the Beach

    Last week, I went to the Lomography Gallery Store in Milan to withdraw the scan of my 120 film roll that I used this summer in Tunisia inside my Diana F+ camera. Great photos...with a great surprise!

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  • Volunteering Under African Skies in Malawi

    written by mirthejasmijn on 2012-08-22 in #world #locations
    Volunteering Under African Skies in Malawi

    If you are a Dutch 16-year-old girl, you’re not very likely to find yourself cleaning toilets that are occupied by cockroaches somewhere in Africa. However, that’s one of the things I did this summer when I volunteered in Malawi - and it was amazing.

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  • Join our LomoAmigos from „Menschen für Menschen“ through Africa

    written by zonderbar on 2012-08-13 in #people #lomoamigos
    Join our LomoAmigos from „Menschen für Menschen“ through Africa

    In the beginning of this year Martina from the organization „Menschen für Menschen“ travelled to Ethiopia in order to document the Ethiopian life in analogue pictures. Her travelling companions: A Fisheye No.2, a Spinner 360°, a Lomo LC-A+ and many films.

  • Sunset Watching at Camps Bay, South Africa

    written by neja on 2012-06-05 in #world #locations
    Sunset Watching at Camps Bay, South Africa

    The best sunset spot in the entire world. If you are into sunsets like me, you would definitely appreciate Camps Bay Beach in Cape Town. It's easy to reach, there are lots of restaurants and bars where you can savor your drinks while enjoying the magnificent scenery of the Atlantic or you can spend hours on the beach itself.

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  • Voigtländer V200: Attention, Please!

    written by wil6ka on 2012-01-19 in #reviews
    Voigtländer V200: Attention, Please!

    Color negative film often doesn’t appeal to me. There seem to be endless variation and colours are not as reliable as slide film, and cross processing it is basically not an option. But it is the variety, that makes analogue photography ever exciting and the Voigtländer V200 is a choice that catches more of my attention lately!

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  • Help Stop the Famine in East Africa!

    written by soundfoodaround on 2011-12-06 in #news
    Help Stop the Famine in East Africa!

    Find out how you, your family, and friends can help efforts currently underway to better the lives of those in Somalia and bordering countries and to eventually put an end to the ongoing food crisis in East Africa.

  • Lomo Kikuyu Status Report

    written by soundfoodaround on 2011-11-30 in #news
    Lomo Kikuyu Status Report

    Wow! That's the sound that follows as a truly amazed member of the Lomography team checks how many Kikuyu Books have been purchased over the last 2 weeks - a grand total of 219, which amounts to over 1300 EUR/USD raised!

  • What is LomoKikuyu?

    written by soundfoodaround on 2011-11-17 in #news
    What is LomoKikuyu?

    In 2006 Lomographic Society International founded the community aid project "LomoKikuyu" in collaboration with international aid organization Light for the World. Their aim: to finance eye surgeries for those in need, so that they may gain (or regain) sight.

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  • Kenya Diaries: Gioto Garbage Slum

    written by muddymire on 2011-07-24 in #lifestyle
    Kenya Diaries: Gioto Garbage Slum

    This June, I traveled to Kenya for a three-week volunteering stint, and took my Canon EOS 630 – and many, many rolls of film – along with me. This article is the first of a series of installments intended to document all I saw and experienced during my time there.

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  • The Seaweed Farms of Jambiani

    written by adrienne-is on 2011-03-19 in #world #locations
    The Seaweed Farms of Jambiani

    Bright violent sunlight streams from a nearly cloudless, blue sky striking the soft wet sands of the early morning Swahili Coast. Wooden dhows rest motionlessly atop of tiny pools waiting for the ocean's water to roll back in, waiting to bob and weave while in pursuit of fish with their fishermen friends again. Cloaked in vibrant khanga cloth, the women of the village move away from their jagged coral, shell, and concrete constructed abodes.

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  • South Africa on Film by Manila's 'Your Evil Twin'

    written by Your Evil Twin on 2010-12-11 in #lifestyle
    South Africa on Film by Manila's 'Your Evil Twin'

    Travelling twin photographers extraordinaire An and En Estrada bring you some much-needed summer sun this winter - off to basking in the glorious landscape of Cape Town, Africa! Join them as they take you to their journey on a photographer's dream come true!

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  • Mazagão, Morocco

    written by afd_lsi on 2010-12-01 in #world #locations
    Mazagão, Morocco

    Mazagan was one of the most significant places in Morocco; what was once a bustling port area is now part of El Jadida city. It was proclaimed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site back in 2004. This amazing place is an ideal location if you're in the mood to take lots of pictures - just take a look at all the photos I ended up taking during my trip!

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  • Go Team Africa! A LomoWall Call for Photokina Winner Announcement

    written by shhquiet on 2010-10-19 in #news
    Go Team Africa! A LomoWall Call for Photokina Winner Announcement

    Thank you, Team Africa! Your contributions to our Photokina 2010 LomoWall call wowed the whole world - digital and analogue fans alike. As you've seen in our Photokina recap (or perhaps you were lucky enough to drop by and see it for yourself) the Lomography booth was a scene-stealer - thanks to your help!

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  • Travel Diary – Zinguinchor – First stop of our Senegal adventure

    written by disdis on 2010-09-28 in #world #locations
    Travel Diary – Zinguinchor – First stop of our Senegal adventure

    Once you visit Africa you know you have to go back there again. Such a huge continent must be visited more than once to have an idea of all the traditions, tribes, wildlife…Maybe it’s because of the wildlife, or the landscapes or the ancestral traditions but I fell in love last year, and this love is forever. Welcome to the start of my adventure in Senegal.

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  • Go Team Africa! Photokina LomoWall Call Extended!

    written by shhquiet on 2010-08-19 in #competitions
    Go Team Africa! Photokina LomoWall Call Extended!

    Hello, Africa! We want to see more of you! We're calling on Lomographers who have captured the majestic sights and sounds of Africa, or own photographs relevant to this amazing continent. We are extending the deadline to the Photokina LomoWall call for your continent up to one more week!

  • Go Team Africa! A LomoWall Call for Photokina 2010

    written by shhquiet on 2010-08-04 in #competitions
    Go Team Africa! A LomoWall Call for Photokina 2010

    What makes Africa so special? Is it the majestic pyramids of Giza? The lively music and beats coming from its charming market stalls? And oh, the safari! Introduce us to the endearing sights, sounds, and scenes of Africa through your Lomographs in this special rumble for the Photokina. The biggest photography trade fair is happening 21 September - 26 September 2010 at Cologne, Germany - come be a part of it!

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  • Casablanca - A Love Affair Like That of 1940's

    written by madolyng on 2010-08-03 in #world #locations
    Casablanca - A Love Affair Like That of 1940's

    There is no greater thrill than a spontaneous adventure to somewhere, unique, vibrant, unexpected, exciting and somewhat overwhelming. Morocco, offering all of this has unquestionably seduced me into a new love affair. Join me in my new romance!

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