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!
It goes without saying that street photography is one of the most exciting and fulfilling practices a photographer can do. But for some, especially the beginners, the prospect of hitting the streets can be a little daunting. Here, we dish out a few tips to help shake off anxiety.
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For some, it marked their first foray into the wonderful world of analog photography. Others consider it a trusty, go-to camera despite having a massive camera collection which sometimes include some of the best gear there is. Whatever the case may be, toy cameras will always hold a special place in the hearts (and shelves) of analog photographers everywhere, quirks and all.
I’ve been shooting analogue as long as I can remember but it wasn’t until a few months ago that I was introduced to instant photography. So, you can imagine when I was given the chance to try out the recently introduced Lomo’Instant Wide, I “instantly” said yes and hit the streets of Vienna!
Step inside to see our selection of brightly lit, colorful community-taken lomographs courtesy of the Lomography Color Negative for 120 cameras. While you're at it, find out how you can earn piggies and have your own photos be featured on the Online Shop!
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We've been talking about street photography a lot here in Lomography, and it seems this trend won't be going anywhere just yet. We've gathered great examples from the community for all you aspiring street photographers.
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