Play well with light and shadows and you’ll be able to create an eerie illusion like today’s Photo of the Day by julea.
You don’t need to be in the ranks of Escher to create an image of perspective and play with shadows. Take a hint from julea and her winning photo! This shot takes on perspective head-on while the playful combination of light and shadow add to the total impact of the image. This was taken using the LC-A and Lomography X-Pro 200 film. You can find other photos like this in this album.
Congratulations to julea for winning Photo of the Day!
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.
A flash here, a flicker there. An afterimage is an optical illusion and reoccurring phenomenon resulting from a brief exposure to a bright light source, such as a camera flash. What's even more fascinating than experiencing this illusion is discovering that your camera is able to mimic its effect! Check out these mysterious afterimage-like light paintings from our online community.
The brighter the sun, the larger the cast of the shadows. Contre-jour, however, does not rely on the shadow, but the figure itself. This photographic technique is used to create stark silhouettes of the subject with the help of direct natural light. Gladly, the Lomographic community has plenty of elegant images in contre-jour. We gathered our favorites.
UK based photographer Becky Broodbakker shoots film and manipulates her shots to create eerie images with a fairy tale feel. We lent her a Lomo'instant Wide which she took with her on a day trip to Derbyshire.
An indie band from Singapore, Take Two, released a music video for their song 'In Your Arms' earlier this year. The video was shot and produced by SNAP productions with the Pixelstick to create stunning light-painting effects. Read on to know more about the production of the video and what the people at SNAP Productions think about the Pixelstick!
In the '60s and '70s, liquid light shows were created to accompany musical and avant-garde performances. Art director and photographer Lindsey L33 explores the magic and mystery of liquid light shows with this hypnotic homage.
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