Big Wheels and Merry-Go-Rounds: Take Stunning Lomographs the Community will Love

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If you are looking for some inspiration for your next photo project, grab your favourite camera and films, and visit your closest amusement park! You might come up with great colourful pictures worthy of the handpicked section.

Credits: sirio174

Everyone has a preferred subject for their Lomographs and if I had to choose one, I think I’d say big wheels and merry-go-rounds are my favourite. With their colourful big eyecatching structures, they are perfect to be captured on film! But, unless there is an amusement park near you, they are not frequently available for being photographed. Maybe that is one of the reasons why they make so beautiful lomographs. So this is what you’ll need to do next time the fun fair comes to your town:

  • Prepare your beloved analogue cameras and an assortment of your favourite film rolls.
  • Head for the fairground and spot your subject.
  • Get as close as you like. Ready? Then, get closer.
  • Shoot according to the Golden Rules and enjoy! Or forget the Golden Rules, shoot and enjoy!

Have a look to my favourite big wheels and merry-go-rounds shots from the community and you’ll see. They look great in all formats:

Credits: herr_zeit, madnes2011, frauspatzi, sixsixty, iaki, isabel_mebarak, feemail & emkei

And sprocket holes look much better in their company too.

Credits: mafiosa

But, in my opinion, they are cross process and multiple exposure’s best friends:

Credits: hodachrome, isabel_mebarak & albeelee

And of course, you’ll love them when shot at night. It doesn’t matter if you use a tripod or not!

Credits: hodachrome & sixsixty

Experiment and have fun and don’t forget to show us your results!

written by jelencitta on 2012-09-19 #gear #tutorials #art #inspiration #photo-project #merry-go-round #fun-fair #tipster #big-wheel #lomo-love #quickie-tipster

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  1. 110isnotdead
    110isnotdead ·

    Love the pics and the article. Just goes to show that beauty is everywhere.
    Here is my album of the trip i took with my girlfriend to the Richland Carrousel in Mansfield-…
    I also did an article about it too-…
    Thanks all :))

  2. alexandrep
    alexandrep ·


  3. gabysalas
    gabysalas ·

    those are some beautiful pictures!

  4. cruzron
    cruzron ·

    Amazing shots!

  5. devoncaulfield
    devoncaulfield ·

    I love this what a great idea! x

  6. recurving
    recurving ·

    Great – and can add the ferris wheel in Osaka to the mix:

  7. jelencitta
    jelencitta ·

    Thanks to @sirio174, @herr_zeit, @hodachrome, @sixsixty, @isabel_mebarak, @albeelee, @mafiosa, @emkei, @feemail, @iaki, @frauspatzi, and @madnes2011 for their stunning pictures!

  8. feemail
    feemail ·

    Thanks for including my picture! I love the selection and feel very honored to be amongst these other lovely photos!

  9. sirio174
    sirio174 ·

    great article!

  10. emkei
    emkei ·

    great article! and thanks for adding! ;)

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