You will need: strawberries, a football, and a cliff top path. It might also help if you have a car and you can drive (legally).
If you have a day off and you just so happen to have a car then take a drive (you can also take a bus) to the small beach of Southerndown on the outskirts of Cardiff, South Wales. It is definitely what you would call a ‘local beach’, but it’s a great find and a very popular place to visit when the sun is out, but I have definitely been there in the rain! But there is nothing better, sitting in a car on a rainy day, watching the waves crash on the rocks in front of you, while you drink steamy hot tea.
A few friends and I decided to park the car at the top car park and walk down, which was an excellent idea as you got to see the sea and miles of countryside. Word of warning though, try not let the football go off over into one of the farmer’s fields, as there is barbed wire and there is a very high chance that you will rip your trousers. It’s about a 5-10 minute walk to the beach, but due to the football playing and strawberry eating, it took about 30 minutes.
When you get to the beach, please don’t expect glorious white sands, because you will mostly find pebbles and rocks, which are actually perfect for sunbathing if you are a sun worshiper like me. But, if you go when the tide is out, there are miles of sand, which is perfect for sandcastles!
I have always loved the idea of seeing my photos on stone and other natural materials. So, a few months ago, I began googling how it could be done. This is how I discovered (and fell in love with) liquid emulsion. Liquid emulsion is photographic emulsion which you can melt down and paint on any surface. You can then expose an image and develop it using traditional darkroom chemicals. In this article, I would like to explain the process a little, so that if you are also interested in giving this fun process a go, you can!
Shh! We've got a secret matter at hand, and it's coming at you at the speed of light!
We're being as mysterious as the Cosmos about our new out-of-this world product, constantly orbiting around our big reveal. But the eclipse will pass and soon the stars will align. Until then, there must be some questions floating around in the universe, right? Well, there's no need to look to the stars to find your answer! Stay on Lomography's wavelength as we kick into hyperdrive. Let your imagination skyrocket and see if you can decipher our otherworldly clues!
If you haven't already heard, we've launched a new curated category of over 250 exciting products. And we want your help to find even more! Share you suggestions for the Bazaar and you might get a special thank you gift from us!
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It's Tipstember! For this month, we will be awarding 25 fat piggies to every tipster article that gets published on the Lomography Magazine. You can share tips on composition, lighting, film experiments and camera modifications; or maybe techniques for shooting portraits, landscapes, still life and even wildlife! If you don't have tricks up your sleeve, however, you can still contribute to the Magazine and let your voice be heard. Here are some suggestions.
Lomography Magazine is looking for a new copywriting editor. If you have a knack for writing and an innate love for creative photography, you might just be the person we’re looking for. Applicants must be based in the Philippines.
Have you been using your Lomo'Instant just for portraits and laid-back photos so far? While the the Lomo'Instant makes really cute mini-portraits, it can also produce awesome pictures in action-filled situations.
If you’ve been living on Neptune for the past week (wait, how the hell did you get there?), you might have missed the memo – The brand new Lomo’Instant Wide has landed! Pre-orders are flying in for the world’s most creative wide format instant camera and lens system and we’ve decided to launch a competition to spice up the fun even further.
There are many possible reasons for taking pictures. It could be to document an event, to capture breathtaking scenery, to preserve a fond memory, or simply, to have a snapshot of someone close to your heart. Whatever the reason, there's almost always a story behind a picture, no matter how significant or trivial it may be. And for lomographers, nothing beats the feeling of having that story unfold in your hand, in the form of a print. If you want a quick keepsake from that treasured moment or a snapshot of that special someone though, you can have it instantly, through Lomo'Instant Stories!
Aside from browsing through beautiful photographs and reading interesting articles, hanging out in the shoutbox is another worthwhile activity to do in the community. Not only will you get updated on the latest in photography, you’ll also have a chance to share ideas, tips, and stories with fellow shutterbugs across the globe. The shoutbox is always brimming with entertaining conversation and it's all because of these Lomographers.
You can never take too many photos this time of year, which is why we've got this extra special deal to help make sure you have enough film to capture it all! Stock up today with a huge array of Lomography films that suit your style this holiday season.