Nowadays it’s unheard of to be shooting exclusively in film while you’re out in Africa shooting wildlife. Nick Brandt is a different breed of photographer though, a very talented one at that!
When one mentions photographing African wildlife, it almost always equates to shooting from a vehicle and using those big bazooka lenses. Nick Brandt though, goes against the grain and uses a Pentax 67II medium format film camera and black and white film, but without telephoto or zoom lenses. He says that in order to reveal your subject’s personality, you approach it. _ “You wouldn’t take a portrait of a human being from a hundred feet away and expect to capture their spirit; you’d move in close.”_
This technique has delivered some of the most riveting images of Africa, from the majestic elephants up close and personal, to the sad state of ivory poachers. Have a look at this short video made for Brandt’s third book collecting his gorgeous photos.
By far the oddest-looking camera I own, the Electric Eye is an auto-exposure viewfinder camera made by Bell & Howell in the late 1950s. I picked one up online and ended up with another one, that came with a very cool, retro looking carrying case, from my grandfather. It took a little while to try these two out but after running some film I found that this camera is a lot of fun to shoot with.
A bunch of quotes can be cited when talking about what our pets mean to us. However, the special bond between owner and pet are sometimes expressed in a different language -- one that is exclusively spoken by spirit and heart.
Spring is here and we have a super line up of workshops and events for March. We will also be at The Photography Show in Birmingham to showcase our range of Art Lenses and Instant cameras and run Lomo’instant Wide workshops at the venue. There will also be a new exhibition in store from the very talented Andrej Russkovskij.
For what's beautiful to one, may not be the same to some. When one talks of art and beauty, women are immediately involved in the conversation, long being muses of countless of artists. Photographer Amir Kuckovic shoots portraits of women at their rawest -- against the natural glow.
Most of us have already thought of self-editing. Who has never dreamt of having a book containing shots? Cecile, one of the French most active community members took the plunge and shared her tips in this interview.
The middle of the 20th century was the perfect era to be a film photographer from different industries. We found this old documentary film from Kodak on looking for a photographic career from the likeliest to the unlikeliest of areas.
This beautiful camera features such ability to let users choose and switch between 35mm or 120 formats! Shoot more, save more! Get 15% discount on Lomography Films when you purchase film with the Lubitel camera!
Lomographer Sungryong Cho has an eye for capturing the poetry in ordinary circumstances and translating them into soulful photographs. Get to know our featured community newcomer from South Korea in this interview.