Not cut out for camping at Bonnaroo? Try Chicago’s own Lollapalooza if you are more of a city slicker than a mud dweller.
What do you always look for when shooting? Good scenery? Interesting people? Good lighting? The perfect city backdrop for all your photos? Sounds like you need to be at Lollapalooza in Chicago. Festival-goers flock to Grant Park, nestled right on the lakeside and with cityscapes surrounding the mile of green grass, every August for three days of the best music around. Music festivals are always a great place to shoot because you never know what you are going to see. Everyone seems to let their freak flag fly high. On any given day of the fest you will see crazy outfits, bands giving ridiculous performances, sun reflecting off of the skyscrapers, the Buckingham fountain lit at night, and so much more. But dont get sensory overload! You have three days to capture it all.
A couple tips for the festival photographer:
Break out those zoom lenses. If you find yourself front row at a show and want to snap some shots, you don’t want those silly paid photographers all up in your shots. Don’t be afraid to zoom in!
Bring a fanny pack to hold film and batteries. You want as many hands as possible.
Ask to photograph people. You will run in to many interesting characters, usually dressed in some serious festival garb. Sometimes posed photography can look cool, think street style.
Be prepared for rain. Bring plastic bags for your precious gear!
Double fist those cameras! You’ve got two arms and shoulders capable of holding many cameras. Variety at a music festival brings great results.
Most artists prefer to show than tell, especially with their feelings. If you're among the subtle souls, you might want to try the Lomography Redscale XR 50-200, a 35mm art film for you your creative expression.
February dawns on us, bringing love with it. The days remain cold outside, but slightly warmer within as it's the month of love. If the year kicked off harder than expected, or if your Mondays haven't been turning out too eventful as you wished, always remember you're not alone.
The best artists are not the popular or the wealthy ones. Not all the time, and definitely not 'often'. It's the passionate artist, who's a hero of his or her own right. Japanese photographer Mii Yatogi breathes, lives, and sleeps analogue. Read our interview with her here at Lomography Magazine.
You’ve taken some nice Lomo’Instant snapshots and you want to share them with friends, particularly on social media. How do you make it look more awesome? Here are a couple of tips to try, using the Lomo’Instant App!
A while back I had the unique chance to hang a little with Muhammad Yunus in Uganda. The professor from Bangladesh is no other than a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate for the implementation for micro credits and a shining icon of social business. Now he and his supporters are trying to make the world a better place, in real.
Lomographer Martynas Katauskas, or more popular as @duffman in the community, impressive work centers mostly on people and their stories. Each of his portraits are not just a combination of good framing or lighting. It's the emotion he channels out of his subjects that truly make his work unforgettable.
For the wandering Lomographer, we've got some alternative locations and destinations you might want to check out for picture-perfect travelogues. In the outskirts of the city you will find a peculiar sculpture sitting in the middle of nowhere.
For the majority of the film photography grind, batteries are a must. Batteries are expensive, too, adding along with the pricey films nowadays. However, if you're really tight right now, you might want to check this tipster for emergency purposes.
For the wandering Lomographer, we've got some alternative locations and destinations you might want to check out for picture-perfect travelogues. Tuck in the City of Lights is a public park with many scenic secrets hidden in plain sight.
Lomography loves both students and teachers, so we're helping you out with some savings on some photographic school supplies! Get a 35% discount on the Diana F+ Camera, Diana F+ Camera with Flash, Sprocket Rocket, or The Spinner 360°! Check out our microsite to find out more!
Believe it or not, today is Hat Day! So maybe you can start your Monday a little bit fashionable or eccentric by donning an elegant wide brim, or an animal party hat at that! For this week's Monday Moodboard we bring the old custom of tipping one's hat as a greeting.
Sam Prekop of The Sea and Cake is a meticulous musician, setting up and dismantling instruments and synthesisers to create a unique sound. He is also a keen film photographer who likes to document the everyday, forgotten corners of life.