Rules of Photography

These rules were published in an article from the BBC website (link at the bottom).  The article was about lomography and how it may have saved the film industry, the “rules” are in relation to the lomo camera but can easily be transferred to any camera, and taken on by any person using or owning a camera regardless of whether you are an amateur or professional.  The rules are a good thing to follow, just go out there and take some photos and don’t worry about what you actually take, part of the fun of having a camera is using it, and being involved, not what the image looks like at the end, it is about taking images and enjoying doing so.

  • 1. Take your camera everywhere you go
  • 2. Use it any time – day and night
  • 3. Lomography is not an interference in your life, but part of it
  • 4. Try the shot from the hip
  • 5. Approach the objects of your Lomographic desire as close as possible
  • 6. Don’t think
  • 7. Be fast
  • 8. You don’t have to know beforehand what you captured on film…
  • 9. … or afterwards either
  • 10. Don’t worry about any rules

Taken from (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20434270 )

A bit of everything…

I’m just updating as I have a new camera to add to the collection!  😀  I got bought this baby at the weekend by my lovely boyfriend as an early birthday gift!  It’s the Diana Mini and I cant wait to get the film finished and see what the images come out like!  This is the camera http://www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk/lomography-diana-mini-camera/invt/5560410283648/&bklist= (here) and I also got some film for it which you can get here … http://www.urbanoutfitters.co.uk/lomography-35mm-colour-film/invt/5560410284363/&bklist= .  The camera takes 35mm film and shoots to a square format or half frame.  So far my film is set to half frame which means that a 36 exposure film now becomes a 72 exposure film!!!  I have a lot of photos to take!!!!

 

In other news Damien Hirst (<3) has unveiled his new work, Verity in Ilfracombe.   Now,  I love Damien Hirst and his works (reading my blog should make this apparent!) but I also love Ilfracombe.  It’s the place my parents used to take us when we were on holidays, we have spent many an evening walking along the quayside eating prawns from little polystyrene cups, watching fudge being made in the First Shop/Last Shop and taking boat trips out to see dolphins and even a trip on the Balmoral paddle steamer!  http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2214616/Damien-Hirsts-disgusting-giant-statue-naked-pregnant-woman-arrives-sedate-Devon-seaside-town.html?ito=feeds-newsxml here’s just one of the “reviews”.