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  • Island in the Sun: Polzeath Beach, Cornwall

    written by rosebud82 on 2012-05-11 #places
    Island in the Sun: Polzeath Beach, Cornwall

    The UK might not have your typical tropical warm climate or endless sunshine in the sky, but I have found a treasure of a beach closer to home, which I reckon could rival many a beach abroad! Read on to find out where it is.

  • Paris Wandering in Black and White

    written by rosebud82 on 2012-05-10 #places
    Paris Wandering in Black and White

    Paris is a great city location, which you really have to walk around to really see how beautiful it is and soak up the atmosphere. Even better as black-and-white film works perfectly with it. Take a look at where we visited.

  • Cornwall in Black and White

    written by rosebud82 on 2012-05-09 #places
    Cornwall in Black and White

    Cornwall forms the tip of the southwest peninsula of Britain and has the mildest and sunniest climate in the whole of Great Britain and is known for its beaches and rugged coastline. Here I give you an idea of some of the great places you can visit, like I did with my black-and-white film.

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  • Key West in Black and white

    written by rosebud82 on 2012-05-08 #places
    Key West in Black and white

    Key West in Florida is known for it’s tropical climate and the bright bold colors influenced by the Conch (Bahamian immigrants) history, which makes it ideal for shooting with color film, especially slide. But load a camera with black-and-white film and you get a real sense of the history of the building on the island. Read on to find out more.

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  • Cloud 9 with the Pop9: Pop9 in Thirds

    written by rosebud82 on 2012-05-02 #gear #tutorials
    Cloud 9 with the Pop9: Pop9 in Thirds

    The Pop9 is a great little camera, which produces 9 identical images on one 35mm frame. But if you want to give your self slightly different results, think about playing with the internal frames for the lenses Warning: this Tipster permanently modify your Pop 9!

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  • Island in the Sun: Beaches of South Florida

    written by rosebud82 on 2012-05-01 #places
    Island in the Sun: Beaches of South Florida

    Think South Florida and the Florida Keys and you think of sun, sea, and sand. Last year we were lucky to go on a road trip around this area, and visited the local beaches at any opportunity. We found beaches that are unspoilt and practically deserted. Read on to find out about the beaches we visited.

  • Cloud 9 with the Pop 9: Removing the Internal Frame

    written by rosebud82 on 2012-04-27 #gear #tutorials
    Cloud 9 with the Pop 9: Removing the Internal Frame

    The Pop 9 is a great little camera, which produces 9 identical images on one 35mm frame, but if you want to give yourself slightly different results, think about removing the internal frames for the lenses, warning this tipster permanently modify your Pop9! Read on to find out more.

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  • Perpetual Pinholes: London and the Diana F+

    written by rosebud82 on 2012-04-25
    Perpetual Pinholes: London and the Diana F+

    After receiving my first Lomography camera, a Diana F+, and finding out one of the amazing features was the ability to use it as a pinhole camera, I couldn’t way to try it out. Pinholes allow you to get the sense of movement when the subject includes people or vehicles and give you dream like effect. Read on to find out more.

  • The Eiffel Tower in Black and White

    written by rosebud82 on 2012-04-20 #places
    The Eiffel Tower in Black and White

    The Eiffel Tower is probably Paris’ most famous landmark and well worth a visit. If like me you happen to visit it in the middle of a rainstorm, all is not lost. Make sure you load some black-and-white film for some atmospheric shots and if you are lucky, some great reflective images!

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  • Livin’ Life with My La Sardina: My First Roll in the Height of Summer

    written by rosebud82 on 2012-04-19
    Livin’ Life with My La Sardina: My First Roll in the Height of Summer

    The La Sardina was a camera I ended up buying the same day it came out last year. The version I brought was the lovely bright red El Capitan. I thought I would give you an insight into all the places I visited whilst shooting the first roll through it. Read on to find out more.

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  • Island in the Sun: South Beach, Miami USA

    written by rosebud82 on 2012-04-16 #places
    Island in the Sun: South Beach, Miami USA

    South Beach is a wonderful beach, it's a neighborhood in the city of Miami Beach, Florida, located due east of Miami City between Biscayne Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. The South Beach section of Miami Beach is a major entertainment destination with hundreds of nightclubs, restaurants, shops and hotels, but I love it for its close proximity to the Art Deco buildings Miami is famous for, and it’s Lomography friendly, brightly-colored lifeguard towers. Read on to find out more.

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  • Cloud 9 with the Pop9: Experimenting with the Lens

    written by rosebud82 on 2012-04-12 #gear #tutorials
    Cloud 9 with the Pop9: Experimenting with the Lens

    The Pop 9 is a great little camera which produces 9 identical images on one 35mm frame, and, as Lomography says, instantaneously transforms the environment around you into explosions of pattern-repeating pop-art! But what happens if you would like to experiment with it a bit more to give you different results? Keep reading this tipster for a lens modification, giving you twice the fun!

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  • Teenie Harris, Photographer: An American Story Exhibition

    written by rosebud82 on 2012-04-08 #news
    Teenie Harris, Photographer: An American Story Exhibition

    Having started life as a semi-professional athlete, it wasn't until he bought his first camera that he found his true profession. He went on to have the most expansive record of African American urban culture known today and at the time of his death, he had taken nearly 80,000 photos. After narrowing it down to 987 images, this exhibition shows the "most beautiful, appealing, and historically significant images" - Teenie Harris, Photographer: An American Story

  • Secondhand Love Affair: My Fuji Instax Mini 10

    written by rosebud82 on 2012-04-05
    Secondhand Love Affair: My Fuji Instax Mini 10

    A Fuji Instax Mini 10 camera, found amongst tools and other junk at a car boot sale has turn into one of my favourite cameras, it really is a secondhand love affair!

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  • Love at First Lomo: My First Love, the Diana F+

    written by rosebud82 on 2012-04-02
    Love at First Lomo: My First Love, the Diana F+

    My first lomo love was the Diana F+. From what looks like it could be a basic camera, is probably my most versitile camera in my collection. Be warned this camera started me off on my obsession which currently totals 22 cameras!

  • New York City in Color Circa 1950s

    written by rosebud82 on 2012-03-09 #news
    New York City in Color Circa 1950s

    It is hard to imagine a world without colour photography but before the 1950s, colour photography was mainly used for fashion and advertising purposes. It soon started to become available to more people and this exhibition highlights a wide range of colour photographs taken in New York from that time.

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  • The Big Apple in the 1940s in Black & White

    written by rosebud82 on 2012-03-08 #news
    The Big Apple in the 1940s in Black & White

    A new exhibition dubbed "The Radical Camera" collects photos from the Photo League, a group of young, idealistic photographers, most of them Jewish Americans, formed in 1936. The exhibit showcases photos of New York from this era.

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  • Using Redscale Films: Experiment with the ISO

    written by rosebud82 on 2012-03-02 #gear #tutorials
    Using Redscale Films: Experiment with the ISO

    If you are new to redscale film or not really experimented with it, this is a great tipster, experiment with the ISO of the Redscale XR, to see which colours you like best, unless like me you can't decide!

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  • Post-war East End London Photos of the 1950's

    written by rosebud82 on 2012-02-22 #news
    Post-war East End London Photos of the 1950's

    A new exhibition in the Westfield Stratford City shopping centre, London, allows viewers to appreciate the beauty and history of East Londoners going about their daily life, in black and white photograph, in unconventional and often candid settings.

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  • The Love Story That Changed History

    written by rosebud82 on 2012-02-22 #news
    The Love Story That Changed History

    Just 45 years ago, marriage between two people of different races was illegal in America, this exhibition in New York, documents the marriage between two people, Richard and Mildred Loving, who helped change this law and America for good.

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  • Black and White Pictures of 1960's Subway Scenes

    written by rosebud82 on 2012-02-17 #news
    Black and White Pictures of 1960's Subway Scenes

    This is a wonderful way to take photographs if you are a shy person. During the 1960's Enrico Natali used a Yashica camera by his side to shoot unnoticed on the Subways of New York and the results are remarkable and are now part of an exhibtion. Read after the jump for more information.

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  • High Line, New York: My Favourite Patch of Greenery

    written by rosebud82 on 2012-02-13 #places
    High Line, New York: My Favourite Patch of Greenery

    Despite being relatively new, no typical grass, up in the air, and in the middle of one of the busiest cities in the world, the Highline is probably my favourite patch of greenery. Read on to see what makes this place so special, and even though it is probably not the first place you'd think of when you think of greenery, it is definitely not to be missed!

  • Road Trip in Florida: My Memorable Travel Escapade in 2011 Part 2

    written by rosebud82 on 2012-02-10 #places
    Road Trip in Florida: My Memorable Travel Escapade in 2011 Part 2

    You may think that Florida is all about Disney and theme parks but there is so much more as I found out in 2011. We explored south Florida and the Florida Keys and it was my best holiday ever!

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  • New York, New York: My Memorable Travel Escapade in 2011

    written by rosebud82 on 2012-02-09 #places
    New York, New York: My Memorable Travel Escapade in 2011

    Having visited New York a couple of times before this trip, we decided that we would visit different locations and see a more relaxing, chilled out side of New York, and it was definitely worth it!

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  • Whistle Stop Tour of Paris: A Memorable Travel Escapade in 2011

    written by rosebud82 on 2012-02-08 #places
    Whistle Stop Tour of Paris: A Memorable Travel Escapade in 2011

    Our 36 hours in Paris was one of my favourite travel escapades of 2011. Although a short period of time, we managed to see all of the touristy locations and took plenty of photos and you can too!

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  • Lomography Slide 200 120: A Great Medium Format Choice

    written by rosebud82 on 2012-02-07 #gear
    Lomography Slide 200 120: A Great Medium Format Choice

    Lomography Slide 200 is a great slide film with a 200 iso rating, designed for 120mm medium format cameras. It gives bright coloured even on an overcast Autumn day in the UK. If you want to try a different slide 120mm, why not give it a try. See the results after the jump.

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  • My Analogue Bucket List for 2012: Experiment More

    written by rosebud82 on 2012-02-06
    My Analogue Bucket List for 2012: Experiment More

    I really enjoy trying new cameras and trying different films and techniques, but for me, 2012 is going to be the year I experiment more!

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  • Kodak Portra 400VC 35mm: A Great Film Choice

    written by rosebud82 on 2012-02-01 #gear
    Kodak Portra 400VC 35mm: A Great  Film Choice

    Kodak Portra 400VC is a great choice for a film for almost any conditions and camera, that will give you bright colours like those you may be used to with slide film. It's a brilliant color negative film choice!

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  • Kodak Portra 400VC 35mm: Bright, Crisp, Strong Colors

    written by rosebud82 on 2012-01-26 #gear
    Kodak Portra 400VC 35mm: Bright, Crisp, Strong Colors

    Kodak Portra 400VC film is an excellent film choice if you want a special color negative film that gives bright, crisp, and strong colors. Try it before stocks run out!