Portuguese pavements can be found in the four corners of the world, so don’t worry, you don’t have to visit my country to try this tipster!
Double exposures with patterns are absolutely beautiful to me. The pattern I use more often is the “Calçada Portuguesa”, the typical Portuguese pavement you can find everywhere in Lisbon. It is made mostly of white squared stones, but the most popular are the ones that mix black stones in beautiful drawings.
Making the typical “Calçada Portuguesa” is considered to be an art and the Portuguese seem to have left a piece of it everywhere they have been. You can find it in several countries in Africa and Europe, in Brazil and even as faraway as Macau! So, look carefully in your home town, maybe you can try this tipster even living far from Portugal.
There is something very important when shooting “Calçada Portuguesa”, specially when living in a sunny place like myself – the white stones reflect the light and tend to overexpose pictures. When using my LC-A, I set the ISO to a higher value than the film loaded when I want to double expose white Portuguese pavement on a sunny day.
Actually, there is no reason to stay just in the double exposures. Multiple expose it, split it, play with it! Portuguese pavement always looks good! ;)
Most of my pictures are taken in Lisbon. What about you, do you have pictures of “Calçada Portuguesa”? Let’s make a worldwide gallery, show us yours!
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!
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!
So, you’ve got your brand new Lomo’Instant Wide and have already taken some of the coolest looking pics from your favorite new camera. What now? Share them with the World, of course! We want to see every single fantastic, fascinating and mesmerizing photo you shoot with the Lomo’Instant Wide and we’re here to tell you how it can be done.
Last summer we were lucky to visit 4 cities in 3 different countries, just within a few days. This was reason enough to give my very first LomoChrome Turquoise a try. Afterwards I was astonished by the absolutely unexpected colors of the shots.
I recently found a roll of XR Redscale 50-200 film lying around in my drawer and decided to reignite my passion for embracing the weird and unexpected results that film can bring. I shot random doubles around the streets of Soho and was rather delighted with the results.
The yuletide season is just around the corner! And you know what this means –very soon you’ll be hanging out with your loved ones, sipping hot cocoa and trying your luck in skiing some snowy slopes. Make sure that you’re ready to seize these special moments with Lomography!
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's Tipstember! For this month, we will be awarding 25 fat piggies to every tipster article that gets published on the Lomography Magazine. You can share tips on composition, lighting, film experiments and camera modifications; or maybe techniques for shooting portraits, landscapes, still life and even wildlife! If you don't have tricks up your sleeve, however, you can still contribute to the Magazine and let your voice be heard. Here are some suggestions.
The holiday season is just around the corner and we understand how hectic it can be! Between all the party-planning and party-hopping, who has time for shopping? Don't worry, we've prepared the Lomography Holiday Gift Guide just for you!
Get out of your comfort zone and explore your city in a totally different angle - when you try to think more and experiment, you will find that there is always something fun in your everyday life! Let your creativity roam, visit every corner of your city, and share with us your discoveries!
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.
The LomoWall at the W Hotel in Washington D.C. Has been removed and this unique artwork will be transferred to private offices of the Hotel. If you didn't have the chance to visit, take a look at our competition winners
It had been five years since my last visit to the Côte d'Azur in France. During this period, I took to film photography again. And so for my return, I was looking forward to capturing, with my handy film cameras, some of that special light and blue sea that had drawn so many artists to the Riviera.