In San Francisco, St. Patrick’s Day means having a ton of fun, and Lomographers in San Francisco know just how to do that! We thought we’d take the chance to enjoy some of the festivities here in the city, so we held a workshop and set out to the St. Patty’s Day Parade with all of our favorite analogue snappers!
We’re grateful to have a great local film community, including Lomographers from the city as well as traveling international students and tourists in town for the weekend! A mixture of all ages and backgrounds joined us for a quick workshop featuring the Sprocket Rocket; Panoramics are the perfect way to capture large crowds!
We learned all about the how to get great multiple exposures and how to have fun shooting from the hip! Equipped with the ultra-colorful Superpop Sprocket Rocket editions, everyone was just as colorful as the parade itself. San Francisco always comes makes for a very interesting crowd, and today the community braved the threat of rain to come out and celebrate!
The photo walk was a blast as usual, and we’re looking forward to the next one. Hopefully, we’ll be seeing YOU in our store sometime soon! Join us for more workshops next month and keep an eye out for all our upcoming events!
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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.
September 5th was Pola-Day, the international day of instant photography. To celebrate this special event we held a competition in search of your most beautiful instant photos. The lucky winners have been chosen, and here they are.
Most of the community's activities and discussions center on photographs. All throughout 2015, we were treated to hundreds of thousands of wonderful images. We'd like to thank everyone who graciously uploaded and shared their snapshots with the community! These dedicated lomographers, however, deserve special recognition for setting these skyrocketing numbers. Meet our top photo uploaders of 2015.
Originally trained as a classical scholar, Arnold Genthe was a self-taught photographer famous for, to name a few, his photographs of San Francisco's Chinatown in the early 1900s, autochromes, and portraits which included famous individuals, dancers, and women with his beloved pet, Buzzer the cat.
Lomography celebrates just about anything by means of pictures. And so while we have baked cakes for Grandparents Day, we also scoured archives for heartwarming photos of grandpas, grandmas and their brood. We just want to prove that hanging out with the folks never goes out of style.
Would you rather lose your vision or your hearing? As photographers, we might choose the latter without a second thought, especially while viewing the festival photos that photographer Mart Vares captured with the New Petzval 85 Lens. Still, who doesn’t love the pleasant mechanical shutter sound of an old SLR that makes us commit to analog photography? While following the Nordic delegation at this years Waves Central Europe, we caught up with the Estonian band, Würffel, whose songs leave us feeling equally delighted.
The LomoLab EU has moved and is now open for business! Analogue lovers from Austria, Germany, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxenbourg, and the rest of Europe can send their films to:
However, if you're based in Germany - and you don't mind a longer waiting time, you can still send your rolls for processing to:
Lifesmyle Store Berlin - LomoLAB
It is general knowledge that history—ruled and written by austere patriarchy—has not been so kind to women. Photography is one of the rare exceptions; womankind has set its pervading presence and participation in photography since the birth of the camera in the 1800's. Lomography traces the role of women in photography with a special, comprehensive summary for International Women's Day.
The brighter the sun, the larger the cast of the shadows. Contre-jour, however, does not rely on the shadow, but the figure itself. This photographic technique is used to create stark silhouettes of the subject with the help of direct natural light. Gladly, the Lomographic community has plenty of elegant images in contre-jour. We gathered our favorites.
You won't believe what we have in store for you with the launch of our newest mystery product. What a crazy idea, they thought. It can't be done, they said. But at Lomography, we know that there's a first time for everything. So we've decided to travel back in time and have a quick look at some of the unbelievable ‘firsts’ of photographic history. Could these milestones have anything to do with our mystery product?
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.
Pssst … we’ll let you in on a secret. Santa Claus got a little too excited for the holiday season and got his dates mixed up! He slid down the chimney with a sack full of Piggy Points* and now you’ve got to act fast. Claim your 10 Piggies and enjoy them in the Online Shop within 10 days … before Santa realizes his blooper!
As a core member of Yamanaka Yuko, a local hiking group based in Hong Kong, AM Renault is deeply in love with nature. He is also part of the creative photography group Six Dimen Boy and is good at intertwining photography with art and design elements -- making photos not only useful for documenting what we see, but also as a means to tickle the imagination. The young and talented AM tried out the New Russar+ lens while traveling in Japan with his father. He talks about his experience and shares the sights from his journey in this Lomography Magazine exclusive.