Tag: library

  • 8 Ways to Let Nature Grow

    written by andie_sollmer on 2014-07-09 in #lifestyle
    8 Ways to Let Nature Grow

    Did you know you can let nature grow in your own pictures? The Oktomat makes it all possible!

  • Lomography x We Were Evergreen Rumble

    written by hannah_brown on 2014-05-05 in #competitions
    Lomography x We Were Evergreen Rumble

    Roll up your sleeves and prepare to get your hands dirty because Lomography has teamed up with super cool indie-pop electro band We Were Evergreen to give away 2 tickets to their London Scala show on May 15th and a Pop9 camera. You're just a few clicks away from finding out how to participate.

  • Red and Green Filter Tip

    written by hannah_brown on 2014-04-24 in #gear #tipster
    Red and Green Filter Tip

    If you're lacking in inspiration and are tired of the same journey into work each day fear not! With this simple filter technique you can inject a whole new burst of colour into your photographs. Read on for more information.

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  • The Library of Congress' Prints & Photographs Online Catalog

    written by cruzron on 2014-01-23 in #lifestyle
    The Library of Congress' Prints & Photographs Online Catalog

    Want to make photographic prints of classic images, but can't find high resolution photos online? Have a look at the The Library of Congress' Prints & Photographs Online Catalog!

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  • Petzval Love & Fun: At the Antiquariat Weigelt with Obi Blanche

    written by zonderbar on 2014-01-09 in #lifestyle
    Petzval Love & Fun: At the Antiquariat Weigelt with Obi Blanche

    You're probably already familiar with Obi Blanche, one of our shining LomoAmigos in 2013 who had his own exhibition at the Lomography Store in Berlin. Shortly before Christmas the Lomography x Zenit Petzval Lens arrived at our store and Obi was super excited to test it at a very special place in Berlin.

  • Lomokino workshop at the BFI in Association with Southwark Arts Forum

    written by lomographysoholondon on 2013-10-17 in #news
    Lomokino workshop at the BFI in Association with Southwark Arts Forum

    In September, Lomography UK braved the cold and teamed up with BFI and the Southwark Arts Forum to give a very special Lomokino workshop at the Southbank with free coffee and biscuits too. Find out how we got on right here.

  • Orphan Cameras: The Camera Manual Library

    written by cruzron on 2013-09-25 in #gear #tipster
    Orphan Cameras: The Camera Manual Library

    Got an old camera that you wish had a manual? No need to fret as you can find those manuals online at Orphan Cameras!

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  • The Documentary Long Live Film

    written by frauspatzi on 2013-09-10 in #news
    The Documentary Long Live Film

    This autumn, the documentary "Long Live Film" by Kodak and Indie Film Lab will be released. Here you can already get an impression of the film.

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  • The Analogue Reader: Photography Books in Public Libraries

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2013-08-14 in #lifestyle
    The Analogue Reader: Photography Books in Public Libraries

    Are you thinking of reading photography books to expand your knowledge and improve your techniques? Before you burn some cash on expensive photography books, head to your local library first. Learn about PetaPixel's tip for all of us analogue readers after the jump!

  • The Analogue Reader: School Library Posters from the 1960s

    written by plasticpopsicle on 2013-07-24 in #lifestyle
    The Analogue Reader: School Library Posters from the 1960s

    Ever been curious about how schools used to encourage reading and library use among their students? We have some vintage posters from the 1960s for you to look at!

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  • Jim Goldens Collections Photo Series

    written by frauspatzi on 2013-04-05 in #lifestyle
    Jim Goldens Collections Photo Series

    Looking at Jim Golden's photo series "Collections", you might think, he's a German. All objects are perfectly arranged.

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  • Lomography UK Top 5 Events of the Year! Number 1

    written by hannah_brown on 2012-12-24 in #news

    2012 has been quite an eventful year for Lomography UK. There have been parties, launches, exhibitions, cocktails and laughter. Now we are about to start a brand new year where the fun starts all over again. So we've collected the most memorable and eventful moments of the past 12 months in our Lomography UK Top 5 Events of the Year! Today we announce the Event Of The Year - duh duh duuuuh!!

  • Lomography UK Top 5 Events of the Year! Number 2

    written by hannah_brown on 2012-12-23 in #news
    Lomography UK Top 5 Events of the Year! Number 2

    2012 has been quite an eventful year for Lomography UK. There have been parties, launches, exhibitions, cocktails and laughter. Now we are about to start a brand new year where the fun starts all over again. So we've collected the most memorable and eventful moments of the past 12 months in our Lomography UK Top 5 Events of the Year! See if you can guess what came in at number 1?

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  • Lomography UK Top 5 Events of the Year! Number 3

    written by hannah_brown on 2012-12-22 in #news
    Lomography UK Top 5 Events of the Year! Number 3

    2012 has been quite an eventful year for Lomography UK. There have been parties, launches, exhibitions, cocktails and laughter. Now we are about to start a brand new year where the fun starts all over again. So we've collected the most memorable and eventful moments of the past 12 months in our Lomography UK Top 5 Events of the Year! See if you can guess what came in at number 1?

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  • Lomography UK Top 5 Events of the Year! Number 4

    written by hannah_brown on 2012-12-21 in #news
    Lomography UK Top 5 Events of the Year! Number 4

    2012 has been quite an eventful year for Lomography UK. There have been parties, launches, exhibitions, cocktails and laughter. Now we are about to start a brand new year where the fun starts all over again. So we've collected the most memorable and eventful moments of the past 12 months in our Lomography UK Top 5 Events of the Year! See if you can guess what came in at number 1?

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  • Lomography UK Top 5 Events of the Year! Number 5

    written by hannah_brown on 2012-12-20 in #news
    Lomography UK Top 5 Events of the Year! Number 5

    2012 has been quite an eventful year for Lomography UK. There have been parties, launches, exhibitions, cocktails and laughter. Now we are about to start a brand new year where the fun starts all over again. So we've collected the most memorable and eventful moments of the past 12 months in our Lomography UK Top 5 Events of the Year! See if you can guess what came in at number 1?

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  • 'QUEEN OF THE 60s' Diana F+ Workshop

    written by lomographysg on 2012-12-05 in #events
    'QUEEN OF THE 60s' Diana F+ Workshop

    The Lomography Diana F+ camera is a faithful reproduction of the cult 1960s Diana camera, which is famous for its lo-fi, color-drenched and dreamy photographs. In this workshop, you’ll learn more about this classic Lomography star: its unique 120 medium format, as well as how it captures dreamy lomographs!

  • LC-A Big Book Chapter 41: 1900-1914 The First Optical Works of Russia

    written by ungrumpy on 2012-11-20 in #library
    LC-A Big Book Chapter 41: 1900-1914 The First Optical Works of Russia

    Production increased quickly and the quality of the optical devices went up almost monthly. More and more workers were assigned and products, ranging from optical lenses and binoculars to spyglasses and periscopes to rangefinders, gained wide popularity with the military and citizenry alike. The attitude of the later LOMO PLC works was already starting to evolve.

  • LC-A Big Book Chapter 25: The More the Lomographers, the Less the Lomo LC-A's

    written by ungrumpy on 2012-11-20 in #library
    LC-A Big Book Chapter 25: The More the Lomographers, the Less the Lomo LC-A's

    The Lomographers wandered around the International Tourismus Börse ITB (International Tourism Fair) going from one stand to the next. The impending end of production of their beloved camera had left them extremely disheartened but suddenly in the distance they caught a glimpse of an old acquaintance.

  • LC-A Big Book Chapter 57: Perestroika, Glasnost, and the Split of the Soviet Union

    written by ungrumpy on 2012-11-20 in #library
    LC-A Big Book Chapter 57: Perestroika, Glasnost, and the Split of the Soviet Union

    After the Soviet Union officially split up in 1991, the borders were opened to the West and many former Soviet companies found themselves confronted with totally new and unfamiliar circumstances. Until the 1990s, Soviet enterprises received detailed directives from Moscow; when and how to do something, to whom finished products should be delivered to and what tasks had to be fulfilled on what day.

  • LC-A Big Book Chapter 28: Babushkas and Lomo Embassies in St. Petersburg

    written by ungrumpy on 2012-11-20 in #library
    LC-A Big Book Chapter 28: Babushkas and Lomo Embassies in St. Petersburg

    “Do I look like a grandmother?”A doctor twice over, executive chairman of LOMO PLC, who had worked for more than 30 years at the company, Aleksandr Aronov had few similarities to a “Babuschka”. Holding the fax in his hand, he could hardly believe his eyes; it stated that a member of the Lomographic Society had alleged to a writer in a Chicago newspaper that the LOMO LC-A was being manufactured by grandmothers in the factory halls in St Petersburg who wore head scarves and were wrapped in shawls.

  • LC-A Big Book Chapter 55: MIR Space Equipment, Movie Cameras, Video Recorders, and TV Sets

    written by ungrumpy on 2012-11-20 in #library
    LC-A Big Book Chapter 55: MIR Space Equipment, Movie Cameras, Video Recorders, and TV Sets

    Besides the many advancements in camera development that paved the way for the most celebrated of all LOMO PLCcameras, the LOMO LC-A, the LOMO PLC workers did not rest and were busily improving their products and inventing new devices.

  • LC-A Big Book Chapter 58: Privatisation: Steering LOMO PLC Towards the Open Market

    written by ungrumpy on 2012-11-20 in #library
    LC-A Big Book Chapter 58: Privatisation: Steering LOMO PLC Towards the Open Market

    The preparations for the privatisation of the company were then made under Klebanov’s shrewd command. A Privatisation Committee was set up, restructuring processes were finalised and the American consultant company McKinsey was hired to advise the LOMO PLC managers on the entry to the new market.

  • LC-A Big Book Chapter 37: The Colibri Manufacturers in China

    written by ungrumpy on 2012-11-20 in #library
    LC-A Big Book Chapter 37: The Colibri Manufacturers in China

    In the beginning the Colibri Manufacturers didn’t have it easy finding enough new and good employees. As a result of the large economic boom in China many experts and engineers migrated to bigger cities such as Beijing, Shanghai or Shenzhen. However, the majority of people were not motivated merely by a good salary and so preferred to stay loyal to their old jobs and remain in their towns. Production of the LOMO LC-A+ was therefore steady from Autumn 2006 onwards but at a lower level.

  • LC-A Big Book Chapter 31: The Final End of Lomo LC-A Production

    written by ungrumpy on 2012-11-20 in #library
    LC-A Big Book Chapter 31: The Final End of Lomo LC-A Production

    After 2000, the LOMO LC-A continued to be produced but constant price increases were becoming the norm. Continued production was becoming more difficult day by day, and both the Lomographers and the LOMO LC-A found workers of LOMO PLC were becoming more and more disheartened. An early end to production was foreseeable and the future of the small camera was becoming more uncertain by the day.

  • LC-A Big Book Chapter 14: The 27th Communist Party Congress

    written by ungrumpy on 2012-11-20 in #library
    LC-A Big Book Chapter 14: The 27th Communist Party Congress

    Rapid changes in the history of the Soviet Union in the '80s had a radical impact on the LOMO PLC factories in St Petersburg, and of course, with the production of the LOMO LC-A. The 27th Communist Party Congress which took place in Moscow may have been the last but it was made more memorable with the help of the LOMO LC-A camera.

  • LC-A Big Book Chapter 15: Relocation of the Production to the Filiale

    written by ungrumpy on 2012-11-20 in #library
    LC-A Big Book Chapter 15: Relocation of the Production to the Filiale

    In 1986 the complete production of the Lomo Kompakt Automat was transferred from the main LOMO PLC factories, otherwise known as the “Home Base”, to these nearby works.

  • LC-A Big Book Chapter 18: The Fax to St. Petersburg

    written by ungrumpy on 2012-11-20 in #library
    LC-A Big Book Chapter 18: The Fax to St. Petersburg

    Meanwhile, in St Petersburg. Some of the rare sun rays penetrated the somewhat neglected double window on the second floor of the LOMO PLC offices and caused the manager of the newly established Public Relations Department, Lazar Semyonovich Zalmanov, to squint. “What on earth did the comrade from the marketing department send me here for?” he asked himself while he re-read the fax he had recently received. “Public Relations boss Zalmanov, this may be of interest to you” wrote the Deputy Head of the marketing department.

  • LC-A Big Book Chapter 17: The Lomographers are Coming

    written by ungrumpy on 2012-11-20 in #library
    LC-A Big Book Chapter 17: The Lomographers are Coming

    Due to the major changes in the then Soviet Union at the start of the nineties, the LOMO PLC factories encountered difficulties in dealing with the new environment that they had to live in and the once healthy business that the LOMO PLC used to enjoy started to suffer from a sudden decline. However, all was not lost for the beloved LOMO LC-A when a group of Viennese students "discovered" the once popular camera and brought it to their student flat in Vienna.

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  • LC-A Big Book Chapter 19: 300 Cameras in the Vienna Headquarters

    written by ungrumpy on 2012-11-20 in #library
    LC-A Big Book Chapter 19: 300 Cameras in the Vienna Headquarters

    The first sales contract for the one-off order of 300 cameras was signed and the Austrian Delegation said their friendly farewells to the Russians. They had no idea what the future still held. On leaving, Lazar casually disclosed to the Lomographers that the Christmas production of the LOMO LC-A was finally coming to an end. He wished the pale Lomographers a safe journey and went into the office of the then Director General Ilya Iosifovich Klebanov in order to report to him about the unusual visit. Upon observing the approaching Viennese group through the windowpane, with their leather coats and long hair, the former boss of the Filiale production halls and good future friend of the Lomographers had refused outright to have a meeting with the utterly nonbusiness-like young men.