So there is a Bell in Philadelphia that has a crack in it. If you like bells or crack this is the place for you. Also met the worlds cutest kid on the way there.
I am not going to pretend I know about history much. I can’t even remember what happened yesterday let alone 250 years ago.
This bell means a lot to Americans. It stands for freedom, justice and all those other words that our American cousins like to use a lot. I don’t like it when Glen Beck uses those words then cries.
Naturally being a sarcastic Limey. The first thing I pointed out upon seeing it was that it had a big crack in it. The crack happened on the first ring of the bell and that this was due to sub-standard American manufacturing techniques. My good American friend pointed out that it was built in London. “So America’s first act of independence was out sourcing and it broke because it was recast locally”. HA! Got him!
The building it is housed in is very nice and has lots of information and artifacts relating to the bell. I’m not a history buff and I would be lying if I said I read everything. But it is good never the less. Also in the area are other old buildings where they signed stuff and Ben Franklin chatted to people about things. WOW I am the world’s worst history guide.
On a side note, Look at how cute that kid is. I was scared my girlfriend was going to demand a baby after she saw this adorable kid. Well he live in Philly and so does the bell so try and see them both.
I have always loved the idea of seeing my photos on stone and other natural materials. So, a few months ago, I began googling how it could be done. This is how I discovered (and fell in love with) liquid emulsion. Liquid emulsion is photographic emulsion which you can melt down and paint on any surface. You can then expose an image and develop it using traditional darkroom chemicals. In this article, I would like to explain the process a little, so that if you are also interested in giving this fun process a go, you can!
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.
There are many reasons one visits Africa - its foreign wilderness often revered, but many forget that the place is also a home to many. Film photographer Michael Turek takes the journey to the African Safari as he uncovers the real scenes and social landscape of the world's second largest continent.
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BBC Four is looking for UK families who are photography fanatics. Do you have parents and grandparents, cousins or kids who have been snapping away over the years? If this sounds like you BBC Four would love to hear from you.
Colors may be amped to look unreal, like nothing of this world. Shots may be doubled, cross-processed, post-processed, mixed up into collages. The possibilities are infinite, yet some photographers still prefer black and white. Even in 2016, it is an ode to classic values of precision and balance. Light and shadow must be one pleasing dance. And just like in a well-choreographed piece, forms are obvious or playing coy. It all depends on how you're looking.
Do you long for the dreamy soft focus that only the Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens can give your photos? Grab it in the lens mount of your choice! Brass versions are now available for purchase in the shop!
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!
"Seeing Through Photographs" is a free six-week course that will discuss the history of photography and its place in the contemporary world. The course will also extend to the use of photographs as technology, communication, documentation and a means for artistic expression.
There are many components that transform street photography shots into masterpieces. Besides the people, unexpected details or unique situations, perspective is a powerful tool that can change common buildings into urban wonders. We picked some excellent examples from the German community as inspiration for your next LomoWalk. May you see the city in a new way!
Shh! We've got a secret matter at hand, and it's coming at you at the speed of light!
We're being as mysterious as the Cosmos about our new out-of-this world product, constantly orbiting around our big reveal. But the eclipse will pass and soon the stars will align. Until then, there must be some questions floating around in the universe, right? Well, there's no need to look to the stars to find your answer! Stay on Lomography's wavelength as we kick into hyperdrive. Let your imagination skyrocket and see if you can decipher our otherworldly clues!
Talking about the creation of the world. A big bang, meteors hitting planets, ice age and tectonic breakdancing. The world is an incredible start up and the landscapes, that were created through the elements and time. Sometimes your eyes can still see this amazing process in a timelapse. Such a mystical place is Lake Toba in North Sumatra. Or as the locals call it: Danau Toba.