Last week, Mario Ferrer shared with us his reflections on the artistic residency that he spent in Lomography HQ in Vienna. Here is part two of the series!
Montague Fendt (@montagu)
An inexhaustible source of knowledge. This is how I would define Monty, he is a kind of mad genius who unites maths, chemistry, and aesthetics in one, to create some fantastic images. But the most interesting thig about him is that he is one of those people who like to share what he knows and who is open to help when he can. Monty has a motto that I think is really useful "Light it from behind, always light it from behind". This tip us super useful for things that are hard to shoot like smole and fog, but it also works for rain or glass. So remember, if you are on the street and you want the portrait of someone wrapped in fog, "light it from behind".
Louie Elizabeth Symons (@strangebutrubbish)
Her love for animals and her good vives are really contagious, Louie is a person who never ceases to amaze me. What motivates him the most is shooting street photography and hiss capacity for approaching strangers and convincing them to let him take a photo is enviable, especially in this day and age. What Louie recommend is talking to people, doing it in a calm way and as nicely as possible. He says that if they see that you are calm and respectful, people tend to respond positively.
Raymond Chin (@raywychin)
The real master of the Splitzer, Ray manages to create magical portraits that seem to have come out of a dream. He always has a Splitzer in hand, but he knows from experience that you don't always have one at hand. The first thing he suggests is to breathe deeply as it is not the end of the world, you can make a homemade Splitzer out of a card, or even your hand... even your hand!
Eleonore Pairet (@eleonorepairet)
Elle has a special talent for travel photography. She is able to transmit so much of the people around her in only one image. What catches my attention the most of what she does is that the people that you see in ther pictures are a main component of the composition and not just an accent somewhere in the back. Speaking a little with her, she told me that the important thing is not to be afraid of getting close, and especially when you are using an LC-Wide. A camera that we usually give lots of space to, as it is so wide, but Elle suggests to get close, to within 40 and 60 cm as the results can be surprising.
Giona Andreani (@gionnired)
In addition to having the patience to teach me some Italian, Giona is able to give life to objects as static as buildings. He is a lover of architecture and accordingly, his tip is related to this. Giona recommends that to shoot large spaces it is always good to use a dark orange filter or a red one so that the blue sky becomes even darker and in order to create and even stronger contrast.
I hope you find these tips useful! Which one are you going to try first? Tell us in the comments! #LomoOn