Let's do a bit of Lomography this winter. What's Lomography?
"Don’t Think, Just Shoot." This motto is accompanied by The Ten Golden Rules which are supposed to encourage spontaneity, odd angles, and taking photos anywhere, while minimizing considerations of formal technique.
Typical Lomography cameras are special low-fidelity and constructed to make sure their mechanics are not too technical. What does that mean? It means cheap cameras with plastic lenses. So bring along any camera like iPhones, Blackberry, or a DSLR. Shoot in low resolution jpeg mode because the photos will be crappy anyway.
We're shooting anything and everything there. There'll be people everywhere and that's where you learn to shoot from the hip! You don't even have to look thru the viewfinder sometimes. Shoot over people's shoulders, at ground level, through a fence, under a car, shoot against the sun, etc. You get the idea.
Bring along your iPads or tablet to do some photo manipulation work on it when we sit for drinks at Starbucks. Good photo editors for iPads are Snapseed, Filterstorm, InstaEditor, Adobe Photoshop, etc. Most are free. We'll show you how to make your crappy photos look like art!
After shooting, we'll drop by Simcity for some window shopping of camera equipment.