What we lack in Halloween parties and trick or treating, we make up for All Saints’ and All Souls’ celebration.
Growing up in a predominantly Catholic society, the idea of Halloween, or trick or treat is a little bit foreign to me. And although I am quite aware of Western traditions as I see in media, it simply wasn’t practiced in our family; or perhaps in most Filipino families. What we have instead is the celebration of All Saints’ Day on the first of November, and All Souls’ Day the day after.
Much like Christmas or a town’s feast, the first two days of November are well-celebrated by Filipinos. Although there isn’t as much food, families flock to the cemetery to spend the entire day with the loved ones who have move on elsewhere but this life. It is a bit ironic that celebrating the day of our dearly departed is done with a rather festive atmosphere.
The entire day is spent together with the family, living and not. After cleaning up, the family begins praying. Afterward, small chat would commence among relatives who may have not seen each other for quite a while. Then, packed food is brought out for everyone to share. In the afternoon, a short nap is also a good idea.
The cemetery is also a good location for snapshots. Although, I do not like to stare at them for too long, for the fear of seeing something eerie.
This is the 4th year that we're celebrating Film Photography Day! On top of all the exciting parties, workshops, and activities we prepared just for you, we will also be having special deals on selected Lomography items until April 17th, valid Online and in Gallery Stores!
In prime areas of New York and San Francisco, the phrase ‘rush hour’ is always on the menu. Drive up to Reno, and the same expression fizzles. Many roads are framed by mountains and shrubbery, a picture of calm in the city. But the night makes up for the day’s stilly mood. Casinos flaunt LED signs and marquees, a treat for urban photographers.
Aside from being an immensely talented lomographer, what makes him a perfect LomoGuru is his burning desire to share his knowledge. The city where he lives is full of people who are interested in analog photography, but the lack of easy access to film and equipment poses a challenge for them to pursue their passion. To keep them motivated, Hugo organizes workshops and tours on different film photography techniques and DIY tricks. Let's give a loud round of applause to Hugo Pereira, better known in the community as zulupt, our LomoGuru from Marinha Grande, Portugal!
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A popular quote by photojournalist Ted Grant goes, "When you photograph people in color, you photograph their clothes. But when you photograph people in black and white, you photograph their souls!" Indeed, the lack of vibrant color forces the viewer to see beyond what is on plain view and recognize the atmosphere surrounding a photograph. In this post, we've handpicked black and white shots taken in various situations and exhibit different moods.
It's human nature to be restless and imaginative. The real may be interpreted as what one sees or how one sees something. For the daydreamer, a scene from nature transforms into a canvas. Suddenly a field makes room for chemical coloring, all those anachronistic streaks that somehow look right. Or else, those beautiful colors amplified or subdued to their most pictorial shades. All in the world of trial-and-process film photography.
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I like to make and use masks with my Lomo'Instant camera, but sometimes they are too dominant. In coming up with more subtle masks, I found several that produced an interesting, distressed look, especially when paired with the camera flash and color gel strips. They're especially good for creating Halloween-themed photos.
Every month, we make it a point to organize some workshops, parties and activities, so that we can hang out with you! Start marking your calendars because we've got some exciting events coming up - find all the details after the jump.