Many of you may already be prepping up for the upcoming solar eclipse on August 21, and it might just be one of the most photographed, viewed and observed solar eclipse in history since most of us own a camera already.
However, we revisit the first photograph of the phenomenon, which was taken by Prussian photographer Friedrich Berkowski.
Berkowski was commissioned by the Royal Prussian Observatory to capture the eclipse. It was honestly as if they were asking the impossible since no one has been able to do so correctly by taking the corona. It took 84 seconds to be captured via a daguerreotype. The image was captured by using a small refracting telescope, attached to the 15.8cm Fraunhofer heliometer.
Since the success of his photograph, many tried to recreate his achievement. And frankly, they all just kept getting better and better. Here are some early solar eclipse shots from the 1850's to 1890's.
The middle of the 20th century was the perfect era to be a film photographer from different industries. We found this old documentary film from Kodak on looking for a photographic career from the likeliest to the unlikeliest of areas.
Photographer and art director Luca-Mercedes Stemer is one of the founders of HONEST., a magazine dedicated to preserving the tangible aspect of film photography. In this interview, she looks back on her early days as a young photographer and dishes out some tips on how to make it in the industry.
Community newcomer Lena may have taken a break from shooting film but the "Don't Think, Just Shoot" mindset of Lomography stays on her shooting style. In this interview, she shares how she found her way back to the analogue grind and a selection of her dreamy double exposure photographs.
The existence of light grants us to see the whole spectrum of the prism. As we walk our way across the rainbow, we study, ruse and add meanings to the colors. For this week, we have the color that never goes out of style.
Like the contemporary auteur, they've been through other influences to make the style of their own. Christopher Nolan has his own distinction, but even you can make it with some practice and minding of the details.
We constantly search far and wide, meticulously seek out, hunt down, and hand-pick some of the most experimental and alternative gear out there - and we've now gathered them all in one easy to browse shop category, ready for the picking! In the Lomo-Bazaar, you canalso be part of our process of collecting fresh new products, rare treasures, and crowd-funded creations to sell on the shop - after all, they’re all for you! Get in touch with us to share your suggestions for amazing gear - go on, we’re all ears!
The 21st-century metropolis still poses discomfort and offenses against women, mostly through harassment. In this photographic interview, UK-based photographer Eliza Hatch speaks about the prevailing issue not through words, but with portraits shot in analogue.
"Documenting Nature is something I feel is very important for future generations. I am a very firm believer in in-camera artistry and not misrepresenting Nature," says Australian wildlife photographer Joshua Holko.
Come From Away is the true story of 38 planes stranding 7000 passengers in remote Canada, on September 11, 2001. One character dares to "Stop the World, Take a Photo" amid the chaos. In honor of World Photography Day, we invite you to do the same for the chance to see the masterpiece musical in NYC!