Tag: regular contributor

  • Creative Ways to Shoot with Your Lomo LC-Wide Camera

    written by Robn Kester on 2015-02-17 #gear #tutorials
    Creative Ways to Shoot with Your Lomo LC-Wide Camera

    What’s not to love about the Lomo LC-Wide? If you are a fan of wide angle lenses or Lomography, you probably have one in your collection. The LC-Wide is a powerful camera with many fun features to get creative when shooting. Best of all, all these are already built into the camera.

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  • Cameras in Depth: Handling a Pocket Camera

    written by sirio174 on 2016-07-07 #gear
    Cameras in Depth: Handling a Pocket Camera

    After two articles about viewfinder comparison, now I'm writing about ergonomics, providing some tips for choosing the camera that best suits your needs. In this article I concentrated on ergonomics of some popular pocket cameras.

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  • Cameras in Depth: Plain Glass Viewfinders

    written by sirio174 on 2016-05-11 #gear
    Cameras in Depth: Plain Glass Viewfinders

    This article, the beginning of a new series, is dedicated to the comparison of some cameras with a plain glass viewfinder, without focusing aids, except the possible presence of a rangefinder. As you can discover here, our composition depends on the selected viewfinder. Take a look!

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  • Vicuna's Travel Stories | Sunrise in the Desert

    written by vicuna on 2015-09-16 #places
    Vicuna's Travel Stories | Sunrise in the Desert

    Burkina Faso is a country that has three different climatic areas. It's mostly a land of the Sahel, very dry but with some vegetation and a short rainy season. The very south of the country is already in the tropical zone but the north still belongs to the Sahara desert. I had the opportunity to visit this area and witness a magical moment: a sunrise in the desert.

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  • Vicuna's Travel Stories | Ouagadougou: The Pulse of an African City

    written by vicuna on 2015-09-02 #places
    Vicuna's Travel Stories | Ouagadougou: The Pulse of an African City

    Ouagadougou is the capital of Burkina Faso. 1.6 million people live there when 20 years ago there were only 700,000; that is to say, the incredibly quick growth and the stunning density in this city shows today.

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  • Creative Ways to Shoot the Lomography LomoChrome Purple Film

    written by Robn Kester on 2015-03-03 #gear #tutorials
    Creative Ways to Shoot the Lomography LomoChrome Purple Film

    The LomoChrome Purple is easily one of the coolest films to come out in a very long time. The amazing colors and vibe it gives each shot and its wide range of exposures make it a must-have and must-shoot film. Here are some cool ways to help you get the most out of your LCP.

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  • Vicuna's Travel Stories | Burkina Faso: The Land of Upright People

    written by vicuna on 2015-09-30
    Vicuna's Travel Stories | Burkina Faso: The Land of Upright People

    When someone asks me why I love Burkina Faso so much and what's so special about it, I answer without any hesitation: the people. There's something in this country that connects the people together very strongly. Here, foreign visitors are warmly welcomed. And honestly, I think that the portraits I'm most proud of and that I really love are those shot in Burkina Faso. "Why," you ask?

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  • Creative Ways to Shoot a Familiar Place

    written by Robn Kester on 2015-03-17 #gear #tutorials
    Creative Ways to Shoot a Familiar Place

    Unless you are well-traveled, there’s a pretty good chance that you are going to be shooting the same places over and over again. Here are some ways you can mix it up and make those same places fun when you shoot at them next.

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  • Vicuna's Travel Stories | On the Road in Burkina Faso

    written by vicuna on 2015-07-21 #places
    Vicuna's Travel Stories | On the Road in Burkina Faso

    Traveling in Burkina Faso is quite an adventure and a fantastic photographic experience. I went to this fascinating African country at the Sahel border twice and used many different ways of transportation.

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  • Pushing Boundaries: So I Heard You Like Multiple Exposures

    written by Amber Valentine on 2015-04-11 #tutorials
    Pushing Boundaries: So I Heard You Like Multiple Exposures

    My name is Amber Valentine and I have a confession to make: I’m not really a photographer. I have a website full of photographs, a bookshelf full of cameras, film waiting to be developed, and a wall full of framed pictures I’ve taken. Even so, I don’t really consider myself a photographer per se. I think that Lomography is more about the experimentation and the fun of film than it is about the photography, and that experimentation is part of the reason I have embraced Lomography so.

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  • Classic Albums in Lomographs 1: Pearl Jam's Ten

    written by adam_g2000 on 2012-03-09
    Classic Albums in Lomographs 1: Pearl Jam's Ten

    Ten was released August 27, 1991. Initially slow to sell, by the latter half of 1992 the album went gold and eventually surpassed sales of Nirvana's 'Nevermind'. Here, the often dark themes of the songs are interpreted through lomographs.

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  • CopyCat Nat #7: mikahsupageek

    written by natalieerachel on 2012-07-03
    CopyCat Nat #7: mikahsupageek

    After quite a few paintings, I tried a new approach on this month's imitation: a pencil sketch! Want to see how it went? Read more about it after the jump.

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  • Cameras in Depth: Handling a Rangefinder Camera

    written by sirio174 on 2016-08-15 #gear
    Cameras in Depth: Handling a Rangefinder Camera

    After my previous article dedicated to the comparison between pocket cameras, I'll write here about the ergonomics of some popular rangefinder cameras that I use, from the basic Soviet models to the finest Japanese cameras.

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  • Influence or Coincidence: Bernd and Hilla Becher

    written by webo29 on 2012-02-17 #videos
    Influence or Coincidence: Bernd and Hilla Becher

    After a dip into the pool with Franco Fontana a few weeks ago, this week’s installment of Influence or Coincidence dives into the cold and foggy German winter. Read on to find out more about photography’s star couple Bernd and Hilla Becher and of course, who on Lomography got closest to their style.

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  • A Salute to the Masters: The Temple Bar (A Tribute to Roger Mayne)

    written by sirio174 on 2015-12-19
    A Salute to the Masters: The Temple Bar (A Tribute to Roger Mayne)

    This is a tribute to a great English social street photographer, Roger Mayne, who passed away last year. His masterfully documented photographs of the working class life on the streets of London after World War II are poetic and humanitarian.

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  • Pushing Boundaries: Multiple Exposing Film Soup

    written by Amber Valentine on 2015-04-21 #tutorials
    Pushing Boundaries: Multiple Exposing Film Soup

    As you may have read in my previous article, I truly fell in love with Lomography when I combined my Fisheye camera with an old Canon AE-1 for magical photographic results. Last summer, I took so many pictures of flowers that it started to become almost boring for me. My waning interest and the coming winter meant that I had to figure out something else to do with my 35mm film.

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  • A Review of the Lubitel 166 Universal

    written by Rafaello Palandri on 2015-07-09 #gear
    A Review of the Lubitel 166 Universal

    Where do I begin talking about film cameras on the Lomography Magazine? Yes, you guessed right. I will begin with a LOMO, of course, a very special one: the Lubitel 166 Universal (Lubitel 166U). It’s a camera that has almost everything you might need from a camera. Plus, it’s a LOMO!

  • How To Boost Your Creativity With The Nikon F2

    written by Alexandra Pillet on 2015-06-25 #gear #tutorials
    How To Boost Your Creativity With The Nikon F2

    I have been the owner of a Nikon F2 for six months. Known as one of the most powerful, all-mechanical 35mm SLRs, it is indeed the type of camera that will follow you at world’s end.

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  • A Salute to the Masters: Gypsies in Como (A Tribute to Josef Koudelka)

    written by sirio174 on 2015-10-31
    A Salute to the Masters: Gypsies in Como (A Tribute to Josef Koudelka)

    This article is dedicated to the Czech photographer, Josef Koudelka, and his book, "Gypsies," a classic in documentary photography. "Gypsies" contains a series of images Koudelka took between 1962 and 1971 in the former Czechoslovakia, Romania, Hungary, France, and Spain. Here, he was able to masterfully depict the simplicity of the gypsy lifestyle, never presenting their situation as a social problem but instead showing their lives as a mix of joyfulness and wonder, sorrow and mystery.

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  • A Salute to the Masters: Swing Festival in Como (A Tribute to Alexey Brodovitch)

    written by sirio174 on 2015-08-08
    A Salute to the Masters: Swing Festival in Como (A Tribute to Alexey Brodovitch)

    This year marks the 70th anniversary of the publication of one of the most influential photography books ever, "Ballet" by the photographer, art director, and graphic designer Alexey Brodovitch. Brodovitch took a series of photos of classical dance in a very unconventional way, using very slow exposure times, trying to catch the true essence of Russian ballets. For this article, I took a series of photos at the Swing Crash Festival in my city, Como, held in June 2015.

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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.

  • A Review of the Nikon F2

    written by Alexandra Pillet on 2015-06-15 #gear
    A Review of the Nikon F2

    Considered as one of the best 35mm SLR cameras, the Nikon F2 is indeed one of the best experiences on film I’ve ever had. Fully manual and almost impossible to break, this historic camera is really marvelous to use.

  • A Salute to the Masters: A Tribute to Elliott Erwitt

    written by sirio174 on 2014-01-27
    A Salute to the Masters: A Tribute to Elliott Erwitt

    In this article, I pay homage to a street photographer who has a rich sense of irony and humor: Elliott Erwitt. In addition to his professional work, he has always reserved for himself some free time to take pictures for personal projects with the style of an amateur photographer. Read more after the jump!

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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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  • A Salute to the Masters: EXPO 2015 (A Tribute to René Burri)

    written by sirio174 on 2015-11-14
    A Salute to the Masters: EXPO 2015 (A Tribute to René Burri)

    At the end of October last year, René Burri, a great master of photography of the last century, passed away. As a tribute to him, I would like to show you some photos that I took last month at EXPO 2015 in Milan, which was inspired by his series featuring the world's fairs held in Osaka, Okinawa, and Montreal. Take a look!

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  • A Review of the Bronica S2A

    written by Alexandra Pillet on 2015-06-22 #gear
    A Review of the Bronica S2A

    Big, big fish we have here. But this heavy, noisy body hides a sensitive heart which just needs a bit of light to open itself.

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  • A Salute to the Masters: R.I.P. (A Tribute to George Krause)

    written by sirio174 on 2015-06-20
    A Salute to the Masters: R.I.P. (A Tribute to George Krause)

    This article is dedicated to the multifaceted American photographer George Krause and to his series depicting funeral monuments realized between 1962 and 1963. I was able to know about this series thanks to an important essay on photography written by former Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Director of Photography, John Szarkowski. For this tribute, I loaded my trusty Praktica camera with a roll of Ilford film and took a series of photos in the Monumental Cemetery in my city, Como. Take a look!

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  • Creative Corner: Photo Accordion Box

    written by natalieerachel on 2012-09-26 #gear #tutorials
    Creative Corner: Photo Accordion Box

    A quick and easy tipster for those of you that don't have much time to spend on arts and crafts. This little box is the perfect gift for anyone to express your love, happiness, gratitude, thoughts, etc! Read on to find out how to make it.

  • The Road Rarely Traveled (Special Edition): Road Trip!

    written by kevinhodur on 2013-06-10
    The Road Rarely Traveled (Special Edition): Road Trip!

    Headed out for a brief road trip, and there's a story to be told from every adventure. Here are a few things I learned behind the lens on my recent trip to the Chicago suburbs.

  • The Road Rarely Traveled: Early Signs of Spring

    written by kevinhodur on 2013-03-30
    The Road Rarely Traveled: Early Signs of Spring

    Spring is a season so different based on where you are. Up here, spring is the long wait for the snow to melt and the world to dry out and explode in a burst of blue and green and brown.

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