Tag: como

  • Concert Photography Tips: Low ISO Film at Night

    written by sirio174 on 2015-08-10 #gear #tutorials
    Concert Photography Tips: Low ISO Film at Night

    This tipster by Community Member sirio174 will teach you how to shoot in analogue during evening events.

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  • My Best LC-A and LC-A+ Photos Ever

    written by sirio174 on 2015-06-15 #gear
    My Best LC-A and LC-A+ Photos Ever

    Happy Birthday, Lomo LC-A! This little camera and I are almost inseparable. As a tribute, I'll show you my ten favorite photos taken with this little jewel. Take a look!

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  • A Tribute to 25 Years of Lomography with my LomoWall in Como

    written by sirio174 on 2017-11-12 #culture #places
    A Tribute to 25 Years of Lomography with my LomoWall in Como

    In this article, I'll share with you the construction of my Lomowall on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Lomography. It was installed in the old town of my city Como, in the North of Italy.

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  • My First Pinhole Album with a Fomapan 100 Film

    written by sirio174 on 2013-06-01 #gear
    My First Pinhole Album with a Fomapan 100 Film

    After my previous article with a review of this film with normal exposure times, here, I post my impressions about pinhole bulb exposures. As you know, when the shutter times are greater than 1 second, almost every films require an exposure correction. Read more!

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  • Zorki 1: Not Only for Street Photography

    written by sirio174 on 2013-02-22 #gear
    Zorki 1: Not Only for Street Photography

    Some days ago I bought a Zorki 1 camera at the Lomography Online Shop. Great and tiny rangefinder camera, with a wonderful collapsible lens, a very sharp Industar 50/3,5! I bought this camera for street photography, but in this case I used it in an unconventional way!

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  • Happenings on Film: The Refugees Emergency in Como

    written by sirio174 on 2016-12-14 #culture #people #places
    Happenings on Film: The Refugees Emergency in Como

    In this article I'll show a dramatic and serious emergency in my city Como, near the border with Switzerland: the arrival of hundreds of refugees and migrants from Africa and Middle East, from their first camp near the railway station to the final accommodation in a better place.

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  • The Phobia Post: Fear of Solitude

    written by sirio174 on 2015-10-17
    The Phobia Post: Fear of Solitude

    It is possible to fear solitude. But of its many forms, I only fear the kind that goes unnoticed, the one you cannot share with other people. Photography, with its end goal of being seen, helps ease this kind of solitude.

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  • Fresh from My Darkroom: Eclipse 2015 in Como

    written by sirio174 on 2015-04-05
    Fresh from My Darkroom: Eclipse 2015 in Como

    This article is a sad description on how an astronomical event so important passed in almost total indifference to most people in my city. This eclipse of happiness, the eclipse of curiosity -- this is much more dangerous than the dreaded astronomical phenomenon by ancient people!

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  • Fuji Neopan 400: A Film Easy to Print

    written by sirio174 on 2012-11-12 #gear
    Fuji Neopan 400: A Film Easy to Print

    A quick review on a great film, easy to print, almost grainless and with a great exposure latitude. Great to use in cameras without exposure meters or for beginners.

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  • A Salute to the Masters: D-Day in Como? (A Tribute to Robert Capa)

    written by sirio174 on 2015-07-04
    A Salute to the Masters: D-Day in Como? (A Tribute to Robert Capa)

    This article is dedicated to one of the most important masters of photography, Robert Capa. Capa is well known for his photos of war, from the famous image of the Republican Spanish soldier collapsing backwards after being fatally shot to his images taken in Indochina. He was also a co-founder of the famous Magnum Photo Agency, the first cooperative agency for freelance photographers worldwide. For this article, I took advantage of a rare event held in my city, Como, some weeks ago: a military drill for civil protection purposes.

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  • A Salute to the Masters: A Subbuteo Tournament (A Tribute to Dennis Oulds)

    written by sirio174 on 2016-01-23
    A Salute to the Masters: A Subbuteo Tournament (A Tribute to Dennis Oulds)

    This article is dedicated to the British photojournalist and sport photographer Dennis Oulds, and to one of my favorite home games, Subbuteo Table Football. Here are some photos I took during a local tournament in Como. Take a look!

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  • Happenings on Film: Graffiti Contest for Expo 2015

    written by sirio174 on 2015-07-31
    Happenings on Film: Graffiti Contest for Expo 2015

    On the last Saturday of July, the old district of Borgo Vico hosted an art and music festival. There was also a graffiti contest, and the winner will exhibit his work at the Como Business Center for Expo 2015. I used my Zorki 4 loaded with an Ilford FP4+ film to document the event. I focused on the young artists who, amid the swirl of activity, had to concentrate on their large-scale pieces.

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  • Happenings on Film: The White Night of Sport 2015

    written by sirio174 on 2015-07-12
    Happenings on Film: The White Night of Sport 2015

    A few weeks ago Como hosted a festival called La Notte Bianca dello Sport from afternoon until midnight. In the late evening I documented some of the activities which were held simultaneously throughout the whole town. Take a look!

  • Winter Sports Photography: Ice Skating

    written by sirio174 on 2013-11-19 #gear #tutorials
    Winter Sports Photography: Ice Skating

    Figure skating is a spectacular discipline. And also speed, choreography, and nice figures are beautiful to photograph! Taking advantage of some particulars in the lighting of the ice palace stadium, you can achieve amazing effects on your photographs. Read on to see the results.

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  • Happenings on Film: the Opening of the Jubilee of Mercy in Como

    written by sirio174 on 2016-07-16 #news
    Happenings on Film: the Opening of the Jubilee of Mercy in Como

    Among the many public events of last year's winter in my hometown Como (that I documented with my albums and with my articles), I think that the most important was the opening ceremony of the jubilee proclaimed by Pope Francis. I photographed everything with my beloved Canon AV-1. Take a look!

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  • My Year in Analogue: My 2014 Through the Letters of the Alphabet

    written by sirio174 on 2015-01-20
    My Year in Analogue: My 2014 Through the Letters of the Alphabet

    In this article, I'll show you my 2014 in analogue through the letters of the alphabet. All these photos were taken in the streets of my city, Como, or in close proximity (a few kilometers away from it), mainly during public or sporting events, and all in black and white.

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  • A Salute to the Masters: Contortionist (A Tribute to Mary Ellen Mark)

    written by sirio174 on 2015-11-21
    A Salute to the Masters: Contortionist (A Tribute to Mary Ellen Mark)

    This article is dedicated to a great American photographer who spent many years of her career documenting the lives of the most vulnerable people, touching on themes like loneliness, homosexuality, drug addiction, and civil right struggles: Mary Ellen Mark, who passed away in May this year.

  • A Salute to the Masters: Rugby (A Tribute to Robert Doisneau)

    written by sirio174 on 2015-06-06
    A Salute to the Masters: Rugby (A Tribute to Robert Doisneau)

    This is a tribute to one of the most famous French social and street photographers, Robert Doisneau. During his life he was able to capture many little moments of everyday Parisian life with humanity and grace. His photos, full of poetry and humor, tell the ordinary life in the suburbs of the big French capital, away from the richest central areas of the city. Read more after the jump!

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  • Perfect Combination for a Hazy Day: Lomo LC-A and a Pushed Ilford HP5+

    written by sirio174 on 2015-05-06 #gear
    Perfect Combination for a Hazy Day: Lomo LC-A and a Pushed Ilford HP5+

    In this article, I'll show you how the Lomo LC-A loaded with the versatile Ilford HP5+ can make the most out of a hazy morning. To capture the whirlwind of a bicycle race, I pushed the film to ISO 800. The legendary Minitar 1 lens and this classic Ilford film are a perfect combination if you love black and white photos.

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  • A Salute to the Masters: Ducks (A Tribute to Henri Cartier-Bresson)

    written by sirio174 on 2014-11-01
    A Salute to the Masters: Ducks (A Tribute to Henri Cartier-Bresson)

    This article is dedicated to arguably one of the most famous street photographers in the world, Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004). On this occasion, I felt obliged to write a tribute to this great artist whom I consider the "Mozart of Photography." His photos are inimitable, and to try to reproduce his innate sense of composition, harmony, and choice of the right moment is but an illusion. So I chose an unusual way to pay tribute, the only way possible for me. Take a look!

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  • A Salute to the Masters: Unconscious Roads (A Tribute to Thomas Struth)

    written by sirio174 on 2014-02-10
    A Salute to the Masters: Unconscious Roads (A Tribute to Thomas Struth)

    In the mid-1970s, German artist Thomas Struth took a series of photos of the deserted streets Dusseldorf, using a 35mm SLR camera, without any digital manipulation. Here's my tribute to this great photographer who belong to the school of the New-Topographics.

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  • A Salute to the Masters: Antaryami (A Tribute to Marc Riboud)

    written by sirio174 on 2015-11-28
    A Salute to the Masters: Antaryami (A Tribute to Marc Riboud)

    This article is a tribute to a great French photographer, Marc Riboud, as well as to the inimitable interpreter of the "Art of Silence" and arguably the greatest mime ever, Marcel Marceau.

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  • A Salute to the Masters: Police Games (A Tribute to Leonard Freed)

    written by sirio174 on 2016-01-30
    A Salute to the Masters: Police Games (A Tribute to Leonard Freed)

    This article is dedicated to Leonard Freed's important reportage of the difficult and dangerous daily work of New York policemen, published in his 1980 book. Here I'll show you photos of public games organized by the various police forces of my hometown Como during last year's Christmas festivities. Take a look!

  • A Salute to the Masters: Santa Barbara 2015 (A Tribute to Bruce Davidson)

    written by sirio174 on 2016-02-06
    A Salute to the Masters: Santa Barbara 2015 (A Tribute to Bruce Davidson)

    This article is dedicated to Bruce Davidson, one of the most important American documentary photographers and a leading figure of the Magnum agency. Recalling his photos of the Worcester Fire Department in 1999, I'll show you my coverage of Como Fire Department's public demonstration, an annual event commemorating St. Barbara.

  • A Salute to the Masters: The Enchanted Forest (A Tribute to Ugo Mulas)

    written by sirio174 on 2016-01-16
    A Salute to the Masters: The Enchanted Forest (A Tribute to Ugo Mulas)

    This article is dedicated to the Italian street photographer and portraitist Ugo Mulas who masterfully documented the miniature circus of the great sculptor Alexander Calder. To write this tribute I documented a recent Christmas event in my city Como, a wonderful exhibition of vintage toys in a forest of snow-covered pines. Take a look!

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  • A Salute to the Masters: Bare Soles in Como (A Tribute to Christopher Anderson)

    written by sirio174 on 2015-11-07
    A Salute to the Masters: Bare Soles in Como (A Tribute to Christopher Anderson)

    The young artist and Magnum photographer Christopher Anderson published on his agency's website an awesome photo series, one of the images in it a great symbol of freedom, joy of living outdoors, purity, innocence, candor, and girlhood: the bare sole of a female lifted up, taken at the Central Park in New York. Like many other great Magnum photographers, Anderson explored this interesting body part through photographs. For this tribute, I chose a series of bare feet images I took along the promenade of the lake Como. Take a look!

  • A Salute to the Masters: Skateboarding in Como (A Tribute to Bill Eppridge)

    written by sirio174 on 2015-05-09
    A Salute to the Masters: Skateboarding in Como (A Tribute to Bill Eppridge)

    This article is written as a tribute to a great American photojournalist in occasion of the 50th anniversary of his reportage on LIFE Magazine about the skateboarding fever that had infected so many American boys in the '60s. A joyful fever, in the streets as in the public parks.

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  • A Salute to the Masters: Barkers (A Tribute to Jack Delano)

    written by sirio174 on 2015-05-02
    A Salute to the Masters: Barkers (A Tribute to Jack Delano)

    This is tribute to the Farm Security Administration photographer, Jack Delano, and his photographic series dedicated to barkers. For this article, I chose a series of photos I took this year at the traditional Easter Fair in my city, Como, using a classic rangefinder camera loaded with a roll of black and white film.

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  • Italian food by Lomography X-Pro Slide 200

    written by sirio174 on 2014-04-26 #gear
    Italian food by Lomography X-Pro Slide 200

    On a sunny April Sunday, I decided to load a Lomography X-Pro Slide 200 on my new Lomo LC-A+; both bought few weeks ago from the Lomography Online Shop to take some photos of some Italian food stalls in the center of my city, Como. Here my first impressions about this interesting film.

  • A Salute to the Masters: Stairs (A Tribute to Alexander Rodchenko)

    written by sirio174 on 2014-03-17
    A Salute to the Masters: Stairs (A Tribute to Alexander Rodchenko)

    This article is a tribute to the great Russian photographer, sculptor, graphic designer, and painter Alexander Rodchenko. He was a pioneer in the search for unusual perspectives, with extreme view from above or from below, and with an innovative use of the diagonals and tilted views in his dynamic compositions. For this article, I was inspired by his most famous photo, a woman climbing a staircase, taken in 1930, which is reminiscent of the famous Odessa stair of the film "Battleship Potemkin" by Sergei Eisenstein.