Tuesday, 25 August 2009

~ Shops temporarily closed for 12 days ~

Just a quick warning; the online shops will be closed for 12 days from 27th of August, so if you would like to make a purchase during that time, I won't be able to post until 8th September. Any purchases made until 26th August will be posted on 26th or 27th August.

Em ♥

Friday, 21 August 2009

So what's this 'lomo' thingy then, eh?

People have been asking me what 'lomography' is and how I achieve the effect on my more recent work. So, for them everyone else who's interested, here's the lowdown:

A potted history:

The name was inspired by a Russian company; LOMO Plc in St Petersberg, although 'Lomography' is actually the commercial trademark of Lomographische AG, an Austrian company. LOMO Plc produced the now-legendary 35mm LOMO LC-A Kompakt Automat camera in the 1980s, which was rediscovered in 1991 by Lomographische. They bought the sole marketing and distribution rights and became the sole distributers for the LOMO LC-A outside of the then Soviet Union.

So what's so cool about a cheap, plastic camera, then?

Well, it's partly explained by what first attracted the Austrian Lomography founders to it. Apparently they were very taken with it's; "unique, colourful, and sometimes blurry" images. Lomo photographs are characterised by vignetting (the dark shadows around the edges of the image) and deep, over-saturated colours, which even make a wonderful difference to black and white photography. Because of its cheap, plastic build the original cameras were/are prone to light leaks which can also add an interesting depth to the images.

The cameras are compact, light and easy to use anywhere, anytime.

So how do you do your photos, then, Emma?

I use a digital SLR camera and add the lomography effect afterwards in post-processing. This way I can offer buyers the best of both worlds: an original image and/or one with the lomo effect. (I like to think of the second option as adding a little extra nostalgia!)

I personally adore the lomo effect - it gives a shot that classic, retro vintage-feel which is so popular these days and also adds a depth to my work which I really enjoy. I love the slight unpredictability of it, too. It's made photography fun for me again!

Take care - bye for now!

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Etsy Art Showcase!

I'm in Etsy's art showcase today. I heartily recommend you pop over there and check out all the amazing artwork Etsy has to offer!

Bye for now!

Monday, 10 August 2009

fPOE 'Member of the Week'!

As you may or may not yet know, I'm a very proud member of the new (pending) Female Photographers of Etsy (fPOE) street team and this week I'm particularly proud as I've been selected as 'Member of the Week' on the teams' blog - which is a great blog, actually!

Click HERE to check it out!

How cool is that?!!


(Just realised that I've just blogged about being blogged! LOL)

Tuesday, 4 August 2009

ArtFire Coupon Codes and Vouchers are Coming!!!

Soon ArtFire will be officially launching coupons and voucher codes for use all over their site on all sorts of great items, including prints from the Emma in Wonderland Photography studio!

Read all about it here!

Free stuff, discounts, special offers...they're all coming, so watch this space!!!

Saturday, 1 August 2009

Woohoo! Made Etsy's Frontpage Again!

Just found out, thanks to Craft Cult, that I made the front page as part of a treasury on July 30th!

Thank you, heidiburton, for including me!!!