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  • How to Achieve Perfect Silhouette Doubles

    written by vtayeh on 2012-07-19 #gear #tutorials
    How to Achieve Perfect Silhouette Doubles

    Lomographers from all over the world love doing doubles but have you tried silhouette doubles? All you need is your favorite camera, some sun, and a bit of imagination. Read on to find out how to create perfect silhouette doubles every time even if your camera doesn’t have an MX button, like the Polaroid Spectra.

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  • US CitySlicker Violet: Q&A with Gary Smith, Pro Skater and Owner of the Vú Skate Shop

    written by vtayeh on 2012-06-21
    US CitySlicker Violet: Q&A with Gary Smith, Pro Skater and Owner of the Vú Skate Shop

    Gary Smith has been a pro skateboarder for 9 years now and has lived in Florida, Oklahoma, Maryland, California, and Philadelphia, PA. He’s been interviewed and featured on the covers of several skateboarding magazines and has traveled a lot of the world for skateboarding. I recently caught up with Gary to chat about skateboarding, his shop and of course, Lomography. Read after the jump to see what he has to say!

  • US CitySlicker Violet: Analogue Adventures In the Nation’s Capital – Washington D.C.

    written by vtayeh on 2012-05-07
    US CitySlicker Violet: Analogue Adventures In the Nation’s Capital – Washington D.C.

    For their first task, the US CitySlickers will show us around their towns and cities, documenting their experiences in analogue and telling us stories along the way. Let's meet Violet and learn about Baltimore!

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  • Instax Photos of My Favorite City in Spain: Barcelona

    written by vtayeh on 2011-10-05 #places
    Instax Photos of My Favorite City in Spain: Barcelona

    Six days, two packs of Instax Mini film and one Fuji Cheki 50 camera to capture a glimpse of what this amazingly wonderful and beautiful city has to offer. From the train ride into the city to a stroll down La Rambla to the beautiful waterfront, and of course, seeing plenty of Gaudi’s works of art throughout the city!

  • Favorite Fall Fields of Sunflowers

    written by vtayeh on 2011-09-16 #places
    Favorite Fall Fields of Sunflowers

    Outside of the major cities and driving through Maryland in the summertime you can see farmlands and cornfields everywhere! But in the fall, after corn season is over, the landscape begins to change and in one particular area, you’ll come across beautiful fields of sunflowers blooming in the autumn sun.

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  • Chemistry Photobooths: From Portraits to Storytelling to T-Shirts

    written by vtayeh on 2011-08-19
    Chemistry Photobooths: From Portraits to Storytelling to T-Shirts

    Photobooths are an analogue medium every Lomographer should experiment with. Originally these black-n-white or color machines were made for portraits but with the great time lapse between each frame, there are so many ways of getting creative and telling a story. I’d like to think these dip-n-dunk photobooths are the original mini movie creators.

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  • Birds and People at Notre Dame Cathedral

    written by vtayeh on 2011-06-20 #places
    Birds and People at Notre Dame Cathedral

    Located on one of the islands in the Siene, the Notre Dame Cathedral is one of the most famous symbols that define Paris and a great place that draws all kinds of people.

  • First Visit to the Musée du Louvre

    written by vtayeh on 2011-06-20 #places
    First Visit to the Musée du Louvre

    Overseeing the Seine and located in the center of Paris, the Louvre is one of the world’s largest museums with thousands and thousands of works of art. This is my practical approach to visiting this museum while still getting to see other areas of the city.

  • Journey to the Basilica of Sacré Coeur

    written by vtayeh on 2011-06-18 #places
    Journey to the Basilica of Sacré Coeur

    For my upcoming trip to Paris, everyone told me that I must see this white church located high on a hill but no one ever mentioned the quirks to actually GET to the top of the hill!

  • LomoPeople: Carmine

    written by vtayeh on 2011-05-28
    LomoPeople: Carmine

    He inspires me to capture the moment, the real deal and with his portraits, I totally feel like I’m home.

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  • LomoPeople: Carmine

    written by vtayeh on 2011-03-10
    LomoPeople: Carmine

    He inspires me to capture the moment and with his portraits, I totally feel like I’m home.

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  • Lomography in the Shopping Guide of Budget Travel Magazine

    written by vtayeh on 2011-01-14 #news
    Lomography in the Shopping Guide of Budget Travel Magazine

    While sitting in the waiting room at the dentist office, I started browsing the various magazines on the coffee table and what did I find…

  • Sprocket Rocket: Panoramic Sprocket Madness

    written by vtayeh on 2010-10-27 #gear
    Sprocket Rocket: Panoramic Sprocket Madness

    A declaration of love of panorama, sprockets, cross processing, multiple exposures and redscale, all from one lightweight camera!

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  • Eiffel Tower: A Day And Night Obsession

    written by vtayeh on 2010-01-24 #places
    Eiffel Tower: A Day And Night Obsession

    Obsessed with this amazing structure, I head out with my three favorite cameras to capture its wonder!

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  • Hersheypark

    written by vtayeh on 2009-10-30 #places
    Hersheypark

    With a combo of chocolate and roller coasters how can you go wrong?!

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  • Sonic

    written by vtayeh on 2009-10-29 #places
    Sonic

    Sonic! No, not the hedgehog, America’s Drive-In.

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  • Let’s Dance at Habana Village

    written by vtayeh on 2009-10-26 #places
    Let’s Dance at Habana Village

    One of the best kept secrets of D.C.

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  • Pennsylvania Dutch Amish

    written by vtayeh on 2009-10-25 #places
    Pennsylvania Dutch Amish

    Pennsylvania Dutch Country: Amish, Buggy Rides, Farms, Teas, Tours, and More!

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  • The Capital Of MD And A Ghost Town

    written by vtayeh on 2009-10-24 #places
    The Capital Of MD And A Ghost Town

    Ghosts haunting the city is just the beginning!

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  • Professor Hacker’s Lost Treasures Mini Golf and Maze

    written by vtayeh on 2009-10-23 #places
    Professor Hacker’s Lost Treasures Mini Golf and Maze

    That’s the longest and weirdest name for a mini golf place!

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  • Adams Morgan

    written by vtayeh on 2009-10-22 #places
    Adams Morgan

    An eclectic mix of anything you can think of.

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  • Georgetown

    written by vtayeh on 2009-10-22 #places
    Georgetown

    Great Food and Shopping

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  • Arlington National Cemetery

    written by vtayeh on 2009-10-21 #places
    Arlington National Cemetery

    Tomb of the Unknown.

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  • Baltimore Go-Karts

    written by vtayeh on 2009-10-09 #places
    Baltimore Go-Karts

    Does driving to work piss you off? Well blow off some steam at Baltimore Go-Karts!

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  • The Horizon Perfekt: A Right of Passage for Every Lomographer

    written by vtayeh on 2008-12-08 #gear
    The Horizon Perfekt: A Right of Passage for Every Lomographer

    I’ve been a Lomographer for over a year before I purchased my Horizon Perfekt. And during that time I had a chance to develop my skills with all the various Lomo cameras but I always kept my eye on the Perfekt. I visited the microsite regularly and noticed that so many of the Lomographers that I looked up to owned their very own Horizon. So on the day my Perfekt arrived, it felt like a right of passage!

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  • The Creative Cheki 50

    written by vtayeh on 2008-11-09 #gear
    The Creative Cheki 50

    The Fuji Cheki 50 is definitely the best party camera! This camera has reinvented instant photography with its wallet-sized shots, easy point-n-shoot functions and its sleek, silver looks; it’s surely going to make the top of your list too.

  • It's All About The Name - Lubitel!

    written by vtayeh on 2008-10-01 #news
    It's All About The Name - Lubitel!

    When I adopted Lomography as a hobby, my husband has encouraged me to experiment by giving me unique photography related gifts for all of the various holidays we celebrate like Christmas, Birthday Month, Cats Birthdays, National Waffle Day, etc. For Christmas 2007, when the presents were placed under the tree, I noticed a small box that wasn’t colorfully wrapped in reindeer or snowman paper. It was humbly covered in plain brown paper with many Russian stamps and an address label decorating the top of the box. The package was sent from Kolomna, Russia and was addressed to me. I thought, “Wow! What could this be?”

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  • Pioneer Plaza

    written by vtayeh on 2008-09-21 #places
    Pioneer Plaza

    When you visit Texas, in particular Dallas, this is one of those iconic places to see. Pioneer Plaza is the home of 40 bronze statues depicting a cattle drive from the 1800s. It was designed by a native Texan, Robert Summers and each sculpture has such detail that the only way to see it is go ahead and jump on them! Just Kidding :D

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  • The State Fair Of Dallas, Texas

    written by vtayeh on 2008-09-15 #places
    The State Fair Of Dallas, Texas

    Each year, the State Fair of Texas is open for about one month during the fall. Every student enrolled in the Dallas Independent School District (DISD) and other local school districts are given a free ticket to go, so this event is very family friendly.

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  • Pioneer Cemetery

    written by vtayeh on 2008-09-15 #places
    Pioneer Cemetery

    Located in the middle of modern Downtown Dallas, just across the street from the Dallas Convention Center, is buried the early history of Dallas, Texas.

  • Texas Football Stadium - Dallas Cowboys

    written by vtayeh on 2008-09-15 #places
    Texas Football Stadium - Dallas Cowboys

    Home of the Dallas Cowboys! Well not for long, since they are building a new stadium in Arlington for the 2009 season. So if you’re a fan of “America’s Team” then you should definitely come out to the Texas Stadium and get a tour. I’d recommend coming during the middle of the work week and right when they open for tours, at 10am.

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  • Kodak Ektachrome EPR (120, 64 iso) user-review

    written by vtayeh on 2008-09-08 #gear
    Kodak Ektachrome EPR (120, 64 iso) user-review

    Beautiful Kodak slide film with the finest grain size possible! This is my everyday film for all my medium format cameras. The Ektachrome EPR delivers the perfect color saturation and contrast which makes all your images dramatic and beautiful. When cross-processed, sometimes you’ll get a mild blue shit and a little extra color; but sometimes you’ll get these greens and yellows that are amazing too!

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  • The Cherry Blossom Festival (Washington D.C.)

    written by vtayeh on 2008-07-31 #places
    The Cherry Blossom Festival (Washington D.C.)

    The National Cherry Blossom Festival is a two week event in the spring that celebrates the gift of Japanese Cherry Trees to the United States. The Cherry Blossoms are planted in an area that stretches from the Washington Monument, to the Jefferson Memorial, and to the Tidal Basin. There’s even a small stone Japanese Pagoda at the Tidal Basin.

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  • The Beautiful Sunny Island of Aruba

    written by vtayeh on 2008-07-16 #places
    The Beautiful Sunny Island of Aruba

    Bonbini! Welcome as they say in Aruba. I love this island. It’s a great place for a vacation from the major city life. The beaches are crystal clear and the locals are amazing. We went in December, which is in the off-season, and I would definitely recommend that! The island is not that busy and there aren’t many tourists around so you’ll actually get a feel for how the island really is.

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  • Cruise Ship

    written by vtayeh on 2008-04-27 #places
    Cruise Ship

    The views from a cruise ship are just amazing, so why not capture it with a Fisheye? The ship is enormous, so to capture that, I took pictures of the "tail" or the red exhaust pipes from the top deck. The red glass is actually the ceiling of the atrium below, so don't forget to take a shot from inside the ship looking out (that's the shot that looks like I used a red filter but it's actually the sun shinning through the red glass that made this effect.)