Got no plans prepared for Valentine's Day? If you haven't, there's still a way to celebrate the love that's all around you by capturing the sweetest of moments from other people. For the Lomographers who have dates for the day, take the opportunity to create the best couple shot of you and your beau with this tipster.
The Look of Love
Another way to capture a romantic two-shot is through those subtle looks. Conveying authentic emotions and intimacy by shooting up-close. Patiently observe your models fall into cozy, candid moments. Lovers' eyes will always hold the universe in them and will speak volumes. The first image of the photo set below was taken with a Daguerreotype Achromat 2.9/64 Art Lens, the soft focus adding a more romantic feel to the image.
A good love story is one that's colorful. It deserves a movie poster-like image. With your camera, you can make it into reality. Some of the best couple shots are taken in scenic backgrounds and backdrops with lively colors. You can go minimalistic too but still keeping the image dynamic through creative angling and composition. If you're feeling more experimental, play with the colors through redscale film or LomoChrome Purple.
A World of Their Own
The best kind of love is the kind where people get lost in their own world. The world around them fades, and it's only them and their other half that exists in this universe. Everything's a daze and the world is melting when you're head over heels in love. We think this is one of the perfect times to use creative spherical aberration. Take for example our friend Vasilis Kavousakis' wedding pictorial using the Petzval 85 Art Lens. Photographing under natural light makes the swirling movement of the bokeh more natural and organic.
The Natural Dynamic
Everyone has their own dynamics or personalities as a pair. Some couples are playful and lively, others laidback and edgy. Other couples have their passions revolve around their relationship as well, such as artist or photographer couples. Portraits are meant to depict the subjects' identity, and it's no different with couples. Get to know your subjects more, find out about their likes and dislikes as a unit to give you an idea on how you'll portray them. For a wildcard approach such as this one, we recommend having the Neptune Convertible Art Lens System to accompany you. You'll never know what kind of shoot you'll be having!
Keep snapping and curate those precious moments in your LomoHome. We hope you all have the happy ending you deserve!
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written by cielsan on 2019-02-12