That is all that I can say about this exhibition currently on in the Tate Modern, London.
It’s running from the 10th October 2012 until 20th January 2013. It costs £12.70 to see although concessions are available.
(Stairs Inside Tate Modern)
I went on the opening day and I am so glad that I did, it is the most amazing exhibition I have been too.
Room after room of the most amazing photographs and movies I have ever seen showing modern urban life in New York and Tokyo.
(Inside The Exhibition)
Highly recommend for to all to go and see.
I’ll be going again very soon. One trip is not enough.
Ooooh! I can’t wait to find out how your shots came out!
I had 8 shots out of 12 that didn’t work out!!!
However I think I know why that was. I really wasn’t giving the Diana F enough light.
I’m picking up my second lot of prints this week! They hopefully will be much better and contain more ‘keepers’
Let me know how yours came out!!!
I put my first roll of film in to be developed at the Lomography store in Soho a few weeks ago. I picked up the results a few days ago!
Some shots actually came out!
This = a first successful roll of film as far as I am concerned!
I currently have the instant back on my Diana, so as soon as I have finished that pack. I shall load up the next roll and start all over again!
Its like hipstamatic for iPhone but a 1000 times more expensive and fun!!
Can you send me a link to examples or take a screen shot. So I can understand what you mean better!
And if you are the same anon as the one asking about the photo stream. What photo stream do you mean.
I am not sure whereabouts in the world you are! but I got my camera from the Lomography store in London (Soho)
There are Lomography stores around the world: http://www.lomography.com/about/worldwide
I went for the Diana F because I like the results you can get.
I think you should look at the lomography website and see what kind of results you like and go from there.
Also how much you have to spend is really a factor as the cameras really vary in price a lot!!
Thanks and I hope I have helped!
I got a Lomography camera in May for my birthday.
My new baby … Diana F+
The Diana F+ produces dreamy, radiant, lo-fi images on 120 film!
Even though I have only just put my first film in to be developed, it has made me forget about my DSLR and LX3.
It is so much fun and it really makes you think about what you are photographing!
I have tons more to learn! It seems like practice, practice, practice is key! Although expensive.
You can get instant back that turns the Diana F+ into a polaroid.
Which I am finding out you need the flash for it to really work unless you are in great sunlight… And I mean really great sunlight!
A great thing is with the flash, you get 12 gel filters to give different dreamy results!
I have had ALOT of failures with the instant back! :( Again… Expensive!
… But when they work. Oh my, how cool? I love them!
I know there will be hundreds more posts about my diana camera! So there will hopefully be improvements soon because I won’t be putting it down anytime soon!
In conclusion.. I love my Diana camera, I love my instant back!
A great evening at the Lomography store in Soho, London.
With two great talks, one from wilderness explorer James Buchanan-Dunlop and another great talk from Lomographer Uslan Cevet!
+ There was free beer!!!
I have been chasing the light.
Trying to make photographs that are dramatic and use the light available to me. (Very hard in London!!)
Here are two of my photographs from today.
I love them for technique and result more than the actual photograph!
A success… I think!
I thought I’d share with you some photographs and information from a day I spent at the Victoria and Albert museum this week!
The Victoria and Albert museum (V&A) is the world largest museum of decorative arts and design, it has a permanent collection of over 4.5million objects.
You can see restoration work being carried out on various items as you enter the V&A, it makes quite the impact. I felt like I was on a movie set.
The collections of work available include sculptures, jewellery, paintings, textiles and much more, however what I was interested in seeing was the amazing photography gallery.
After floundering with my own photography lately, I decided to research photographers whose work I enjoy and I think is similar to my own photography using the light, darkness and dramatic shadows. Photographers such as Fabrizio Q (http://www.fabrizioq.com) Frank Jackson (www.fotographzfrankjackson.tumblr.com)
I met Fabrizio at an Eric Kim get together in London recently and have become good friends with him since.
I regularly meet him and other photographers in London, when we meet I usually have several questions for him.
I ask him how he got certain shots or how he managed to get a photo to look a certain way. So never under estimate the knowledge you can learn from simply asking someone “How did you do that?”
(Photographers meet-up: Eric Kim, Matteo, Myself, Mark, Fabrizio Q, Jano)
Then I started to find photographs and photographers whose style of photography was totally different to my own and yet I truly admired and enjoyed looking at their work.
I started researching photographs such as Eve Arnold, Garry Winogrand, Lee Friedlander and Henri Cartier-Bresson.
I found out that you can request to see the actual prints of some these photographs at the V&A!! THE ACTUAL PRINTS!!! You can hold them, and I did.
This is an amazing opportunity to see the colours, tones, light and darks of some of the most famous photographs in the world that are worth tens of thousands of pounds.
Most importantly, you get to see the photographs as the photographer intended.
This has really given me the kick start to my photographs and re-ignited my passion to get out there and make my own beautiful photographs.
I truly recommend you spend at least one full day at the V&A and see the remarkable items available.
I am sure many people are unaware of this fantastic resource.
Hey! It’s a not a case, it’s a decal. :-) I got it from eBay! I can find the exact seller if you need me to tomorrow! :-) xoxo
3. Tadaa! Free
Description on iTunes
Do I agree?
… ? Who know?! …This is a great app with quite possibly one of the worst descriptions i’ve ever read!
It has a few major plus points over competitor apps and these are not mentioned! It seems pretty insane to me.
At first it doesn’t seem that different to Instagram! (The last photography app I reviewed.)
You can either choose a photo already in your camera roll (maybe already edited with another app) or choose to take a new photo within the app.
However, and it’s a big however… Tadaa gains some mega plus points with me over Instagram as it gives you the ability to try out the filters live; instead of clogging up your camera roll to see the different effects the filters would give you can just click through the filters and see the effects and the borders then choose to take your photo! I LOVE this feature!
You can also choose the amount of the effect you want by simply sliding the slider at the bottom up and down!
The borders are a bit boring to be honest, there are some good ones and I find myself sticking to these rather than using any others!
You can control the brightness, contrast and clarity by using the simple yet effective sliders.
Tadaa has a extremely easy to use tilt shift filter! The only one out of all the photography apps that I have (and I have many) that I can use with great results!
It gives amazing depth of field and a good bokeh!
The photograph below was done using only Tadaa, I got asked by a few people what lens I used. They could not believe that it was not taken with my SLR.
Tadaa is trying to bring a social network aspect to photography apps. Rather than just exporting to places such as Facebook and Twitter.
You can make a profile
Where people can follow you and you gain points (what these are for I have no idea.)
You then have two types of feed, the feed full of the people that you follow.
Then the public feed of everybody uploading to Tadaa!
You can like or dislike any photograph and comment! Another plus point for me is that Tadaa lets you comment or reply with a photograph!
You can post to Facebook or Twitter from within the app too!
Live previews of filters and borders
Great social network aspect
Direct posting to Facebook and Twitter
Fantastic tilt shift. The best i’ve used
Geo tagging is optional
You can use photos already in the camera roll or take a new photo within the app
Front facing and back facing camera work brilliantly with this app
Borders are kind of boring and I stick to the same two
The Tadaa points and the points system is a mystery to me and many others.
I thought I’d share some of my favourite blogs with you all and hopefully you will enjoy then as much as I do!!
1. A Beautiful Mess.
A brilliant blog run by the stunning and stylish Elsie Larson. This blog is full of so many different things; photography, fashion outfit posts, interior designing, hair styling, various D.I.Y posts.
A Beautiful Mess also run online courses on blogging and photography which are really fantastic and great value for money!
There are always various awesome giveaways and competitions!
2. Some Call Me Sixx
A photography blog by Motley Crue and Sixx: AM member Nikki Sixx!
Nikki posts great photos from his various cameras, including his iPhone! His photos always have that extra something! They have layers and so much drama. I am really excited to see what is posted next! Nikki also regularly posts inspirational quotes that are a great motivator for me.
3. Bella Pop
A blog I recently found.
It’s another photography blog by a woman called Brandy! She teaches online photography classes and regularly gives photography tips and great recipes!
I’m really looking forward to exploring her blog more soon!
4. Gem Fatale
Gem is a fellow Brit! I love her blog so much.
She blogs about fashion and regularly attends fashion awards and shows so ends up with brilliant photos. There are cosmetic reviews which I love reading and she also does video blog posts too which are always funny!
Plus what I love the most is her D.I.Y tips and craftiness! Gem doesn’t have tons of money so she is always great at finding bargains and showing how to make gifts yourself for loved ones.
5. Eric Kim Photography
The great Eric Kim is a prolific street photography blogger. Everything Eric does gives me so much inspiration and motivation.
If you love photography (even if it’s not street photography) check Eric’s blog out!
He posts various helpful posts full of tips about everything from cameras, how not to be a gear head and what I love the most he blogs about reading, not just buying the latest piece of kit!
6. Little Miss Delicious
Two blogs by the beautiful Maxine Ashleigh
She is so inspirational! She does so much liking running a awesome and I mean awesome online kitsch jewellery shop, she is a model and regularly updates her two blogs!!!
… Oh and did I mention she has a law degree also!?!
She is into my kind of things… Hair dyeing, tattoos, make-up and fashion!
Check out her blogs… You won’t regret it!