Art saves. When you're feeling down and blue, remember that there's always the camera to aid you through the darker days.
We all have them -- the dark days. The reality is no one else but ourselves can save us from our battles, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't seek help. It's the first step. Art therapy usually works for people in struggle, channeling lonesomeness and feelings of nothingness into works of art. Photographer Ryan Pfluger relies on photography as a part of bettering his life, considers it his own therapy. For him, photography is “a way for me to meet people that were outside of the safe mental bubble I had created for myself.”
Nothing wrong with spending that Christmas bonus from your day job for a new gear or photography equipment -- but if you're cashing out thousands to have them all to yourself, perhaps it's time to sit down and reflect on your impulsive cravings before indulging on them.
Mondays are always the same -- the energy-draining weekday that everyone dreads. It's the day you're expected to be the most productive, to be the best version of yourself. To make Mondays a little more bearable, some words of the wise have been captured in Lomographs.
The great thing about being a photographer is that there's always a way to emulate styles and elements. if you're just as resourceful as the guys from the Cooperative of Photography, you'll find this video tipster helpful, applicable to all sorts of photography.
February dawns on us, bringing love with it. The days remain cold outside, but slightly warmer within as it's the month of love. If the year kicked off harder than expected, or if your Mondays haven't been turning out too eventful as you wished, always remember you're not alone.
Have you ever imagined what it feels like to shoot with a 100-year-old camera? In the past four months, I have been shooting hundreds of photos with a Contessa Nettel Tessco. I don't know when was the last time its previous owner shot pictures with it. Perhaps 20 to 30 years ago?
Most artists prefer to show than tell, especially with their feelings. If you're among the subtle souls, you might want to try the Lomography Redscale XR 50-200, a 35mm art film for you your creative expression.
Portrait photographer Brock Sanders has always been interested in film photography since a very young age. He experimented with the Diana F+, and speaks of the way using a different camera and ratio changed the shooting process + tips for new photographers.
Everyone’s always telling you to shoot with the light source behind you, to position your subject in front of a strong glow in order to emphasize texture and form. Now’s the time to defy that rule completely. Swivel round 180 degrees and tackle that light source head on cos’ it's time to start snapping some seriously insane Silhouettes with the LC-A 120!
Jochen Lempert was firstly a man of science before of art. He was a biologist before a photographer, but when he did get into photography, the German photographer channeled his interest with nature to the camera.