Whatever you’re doing, stop and head out to the streets. It’s the 150th anniversary of color photography today. Go out and shoot!
It seems like a normal day today but guess what? Today marks the 150th anniversary of color photography! Isn’t that something? Sure we’re accustomed to how old monochrome photos are, with the daguerreotypes of the past and the family photos you might have in the attic.
According to readwriteweb, it all started 150 years ago at a lecture at the Royal Institution in London by James Clerk Maxwell, the Chair of Natural Philosphy at King’s College. The subject, a tartan ribbon, was made by projecting three different color-filtered exposures into one image using lanterns. This “three-color process” is the basis of every color photograph from Prokudin-Gorsky’s portrait of the Emir of Bokhara down to the Lomographs we all enjoy today!
So go out, shoot and celebrate 150 years of a life with color!
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Street photography is one of the most popular genres today, and it can all be repetitive. It doesn't have to be. The secret to great street photography is by getting to know the cityscape and culture, and in Amsterdam, there's much to learn.
One minute you're drinking and doing the chicken dance with your friends, and the next minute you're passed out on the couch, shoe stuck with confetti and head throbbing to the tune of a bad EDM track. Here are some tips to power through a yucky hangover!
Street photography is one of the most popular genres today, and it can all be repetitive. It doesn't have to be. The secret to great street photography is by getting to know the cityscape and culture, and in Tokyo, there's much to learn. We present to you some of the distinct qualities of Tokyo.
Street photography is one of the most popular genres today, and it can all be repetitive. It doesn't have to be. The secret to great street photography is by getting to know the cityscape and culture, and in Beijing, there's much to learn. We present to you some of the distinct qualities of Beijing.
We gathered a pool of young photographers to give us their insights on photography, being its future, and other things in this interview series for Lomography's 25th anniversary. This time, we take a look at the street photography style of Chicago-based photographer Brendan Carroll.
For the beginner, encountering film photography can be intimidating, as it often requires much thought than in digital photography. But when you do get to learn the ropes, it becomes part of the habit, and there's definitely a payoff in shooting analogue.
Calling all analogue photography fanatics! Lomography UK are holding a special 25 year anniversary exhibition and we want to fill it with YOUR photos which will be exhibited in the Soho Store on Thurs 30th November. Find out how to submit your photos and be part of something great.
One of the most important and most talked about photographic equipment today is the camera lens. There's a variety of it. But have you ever tried going lens-less, the way photography was before? The good old days of pinhole photography.
Once the street photographer sets his foot outdoors, it's like being unleashed to the wilderness -- the concrete jungle. For the neophyte, it's going to be an overwhelming experience, and the best way to deal with it is to pick out the best companion, the Lomography Konstruktor.
Aurélien Valette has been at the head of communication and events production for the French photography festival Les Rencontres d'Arles for 12 years now. He honored us by accepting to be one of the judges of our TEN AND ONE AWARDS. Today, he tells us about what he likes about photography and tells us a bit more about what inspires him.