Starting to shoot street photography still sounds like a daunting task but we have a couple of tips from Picture Correct to help you get started!
It’s always scary to dive in to something new and unfamiliar but you don’t have to do it alone! As far as street photography is concerned, there’s lots of literature already giving tips on how to go about it and approaching your subjects. The guys over at Picture Correct recently published their small list of things you need to know to get started. Here they are!
1. Preparation – Never be caught off guard because that’s a sure fire way to miss a shot. Always be on the lookout and frame the image in your head beforehand.
2. Focusing – shallow depth of field and bokeh shots have a time and a place. Most of the time, street photography isn’t the best place to use your lens wide open. You want as much detail in focus as you can so try to go f/8 onwards.
3. Subjects – Respect is the name of the game. If they aren’t keen on being photographed, say your apologies and move on.
4. Mono or Color – Street shots are great on black & white but having color to show stark contrast in color leads to very interesting images.
5. Equipment – The best thing about Lomo cameras in shooting street is that they are small and unobtrusive. There’s nothing that sours the mood of a shot more than a gigantic lens.
It goes without saying that street photography is one of the most exciting and fulfilling practices a photographer can do. But for some, especially the beginners, the prospect of hitting the streets can be a little daunting. Here, we dish out a few tips to help shake off anxiety.
An old-school movie theatre and a smartphone walk into a bar... It may sound like the start of a cheesy joke your crazy uncle tells you over and over again, but to Luckies of London, it sounded like a chance to merge their love of analogue with modern technology! We sat down with Xavier Unwin, the Creative Director at Luckies of London, to talk about their fantastic Smartphone Projector 2.0.
We’re proud to be back on Kickstarter to present: the Lomo'Instant Automat! Meet the world's most advanced automatic Instant Camera. Focus on being in the moment and let this baby capture everything and anything every time! Back us on Kickstarter now!
The evenings are getting darker and the autumn colours start to fade, but fear not, because the Lomography Gallery Store Soho have a super bunch of workshops and a brand new exhibition from Joe Prileszky to warm the cockles of your heart. Plus, we will be taking part in the Carnaby Shopping Night on Nov 12th from 6-9pm, so expect street music, late night store openings and discounts too!
Aside from browsing through beautiful photographs and reading interesting articles, hanging out in the shoutbox is another worthwhile activity to do in the community. Not only will you get updated on the the latest news about photography but you’ll also have a chance to share ideas, tips, and stories with fellow shutterbugs across the globe. The shoutbox is always brimming with entertaining conversation and it's all because of these lomographers.
We constantly search far and wide, meticulously seek out, hunt down, and hand-pick some of the most experimental and alternative gear out there - and we've now gathered them all in one easy to browse shop category, ready for the picking! In the Lomo-Bazaar, you canalso be part of our process of collecting fresh new products, rare treasures, and crowd-funded creations to sell on the shop - after all, they’re all for you! Get in touch with us to share your suggestions for amazing gear - go on, we’re all ears!
We are looking for "Lomo Correspondents" from different cities in the UK to help spread the word about film photography and get involved in an exciting project for 2016. If you want to get involved read on.
Don't let the cold, wintry weather stop you from photographing outdoors! But before stepping out, take note of these simple yet helpful tips for protecting your precious gear. Don't forget to dress warmly!
Yes, you read that right: Lomography has once again come up with a cool new product! But as much as we want to spill the beans right this moment—where would be the fun in that, right?—we've decided to make things a little more exciting by conducting a couple of rounds of good ol' guessing game. Sounds good? Step right in and see if you can crack our clues!
Photographic studios have existed since the beginning of commercial photography, which was marked by the public announcement of the Daguerreotype process. But imagine this: People had to stay absolutely still for more than 15 minutes just to have their portrait taken!
Unfortunately we have to adjust our Canadian prices because of the fluctuating exchange rates, but we have good news. Up until November 11th, you still have time to save some Loonies by buying at the current prices when you order from our Lomography Canada Online Shop!
It’s finally here! Fully automatic, jam-packed with creative features, and super easy to use, the Lomo’Instant Automat is the ultimate instant camera that lets you do it all. Shoot perfectly lit photos from dusk ’til dawn and explore a world of creativity at the touch of a button. Back us on Kickstarter now to save up to 35% on a Lomo’Instant Automat and all sorts of exclusive extra goodies!