Happy Diwali!


Also known as Deepavali, the “Festival of Lights” is on 13 November this year. As Lomographers, we appreciate light perhaps more so than most and as such would truly enjoy celebrating Diwali! During this event, gifts are given to one another as they’re auspicious symbols for the New Year ahead. Read on for its background and our suggestions on how to make it a memorable event!

An official holiday in India, Malaysia, Singapore, Fiji, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname, Diwali is a 5-days festival. Each day is a celebration of one of the six principal stories associated with the festival.

Street parades occur not just in India but all over the world, such as in London, and are attended by Lomographers with their cameras and flashes at the ready!

Credits: zarzipan, flyaway & ashes

Etymologically Diwali means “row of lamps” in Sanskrit. Just check out these luminous lanterns shot with analogue cams, some of the lamps functioning as the only light-sources!

Credits: ryszardl70, devilfirzen, shoujoai, cruesi, pepper-b, anarchy & i_am_four-eyes

Speaking of natural light source, the Pinhole camera is photography in its purest form. Just as our eyes function as camera obscuras that use light to burn images into our minds, so does a pinhole. So, give the gift of the pinhole during this celebration and grow as a photographer with each simple yet beautiful photo taken.

Credits: jeabzz, mephisto19, dfred, rater & kylewis

Let’s illuminate our surroundings with warm lights and shine them in the direction of our new pinholes to capture the blissful surrounding scenes. How will you be celebrating this year?

Information is taken from Wikipedia

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