The mile long mixture of tourism and historic scotland starts at Hollyrood with a fantastic view of Arthurs Seat up to Edinburgh Castle where there is fantastic view of Edinburgh.
Starting at Hlyrood, next to the Queens Gallery the Royal Mile is THEE tourist destination of Edinburgh, it has a great mixture of tourist shops, museums and historical places such as greyfriars and the museum. There are also many “genuine Scotland” shops selling whisky, fudge, kilts and anything else you can think to be “truly Scottish”. Starting at the bottom of the mile there is Arthurs Seat, a hill that forms most of Holyrood park. Its an easy walk to the top and promises fantastic views of the city. Just next to that is the Queens Gallery and the newly designed parliament building.
The Queens Gallery is part of the Queens Scottish residence and is open daily to tourists to show off royal pieces of artwork. The new parliament building is one of the most contemporary buildings in Edinburgh and part of it is once again open to the public to have a look around in.
Walking up the mile should take you a good 20 minutes but I have spent hours looking in the various shops and taking photos before reaching the castle. The castle itself is an impressive feature, light up at night and bombarded by tourists by day it still remains a magnificent focal point of Edinburgh. The Edinburgh Military Tattoo is hosted in its grounds once a year and has a become a familiar backdrop to the event.
I would recommend taking a bike so you can fly down the cobbles of the mile taking photos and avoiding the crush of the tourist.
One of the things I like the most about the Minitar-1 Art lens is how sharp the focus can be when you shoot with a small aperture. So if you are one of those that like to shoot at night, get a tripod, add this to a late dark winter afternoon, and you will end up with a bunch of beautiful long exposures. This is what I did on my last trip to Europe.
An old-school movie theatre and a smartphone walk into a bar... It may sound like the start of a cheesy joke your crazy uncle tells you over and over again, but to Luckies of London, it sounded like a chance to merge their love of analogue with modern technology! We sat down with Xavier Unwin, the Creative Director at Luckies of London, to talk about their fantastic Smartphone Projector 2.0.
Stop asking questions and start making statements. We have teamed up with the historic W Washington DC in conjunction with FotoDC to create a wall during the week of FotoWeekDC - one of the biggest photography festivals in the US. Take inspiration and use your imagination to bring the W values of fashion, music and design to life for a Lomowall that will be created in the Living Room (lobby) of W Washington DC.
Spring is here and we have a super line up of workshops and events for March. We will also be at The Photography Show in Birmingham to showcase our range of Art Lenses and Instant cameras and run Lomo’instant Wide workshops at the venue. There will also be a new exhibition in store from the very talented Andrej Russkovskij.
In the hands of those capable wielding it, art can be a powerful weapon. With it, for one, creation of fantastical realms far removed from the one we live in is entirely possible. Through collage making, Eugenia Loli builds such worlds that invite the audience not only to marvel at them but also, and most importantly, to see through the hodgepodge of images to find meaning and formulate interpretations.
2015 was a super exciting year for the world of creative photography. We introduced new products, paid homage to analogue photography and collaborated with like-minded folks. If you missed any of the festivities, don't worry - we promise that there will be more fantastic things to come next year! In the meantime, here's a look back into all the happy Lomography memories!
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They started the year not with a thundering bang but with the soft click of shutter buttons fired in rapid succession. Our heartfelt thanks to these lomographers for providing us with stunning images to admire all month long!
When asked to recall the moment they first became truly interested in photography, most photographers would remember the magical feeling of picking up a hand-me-down or secondhand camera, the thrill of shooting an entire roll through, and the elation upon seeing and holding their first ever set of photographs. Caleb Savage, however, had quite a unique experience. At 10 years old, he had his first taste of working in the darkroom making prints at Boy Scout camp, thereby beginning a more than a decade-long affinity with photography.
We recently teamed up with Blurb by running a super LC-A+ LomoWalk around the streets of London. We then sent everyone's images off to Blurb and they made a fantastic book about the walk, which was distributed to each participant.
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