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An Introduction to Lomography
February 3, 2011Posted by on
Lomography emphasizes casual, snapshot photography. Characteristics such as over-saturated colors, off-kilter exposure, blurring, “happy accidents,” and alternative film processing. Born out of a love for the Russian based LC-A camera manufactured by state run LOMO, the Austrian based, Lomographische AG is the company that produces a handful of cameras now that live by their funky effects and designs.
In a hobby that’s almost all digital, Lomography is all film based and has a huge following, one that seems to continue to grow. While iPhone apps like Hipstamatic are extremely popular they simply don’t have the romance that film cameras can. Loading film, choosing which shots you will take, having the film processed and waiting for prints to be made is extremely
One of the main purposes of Lomography is to encourage snapshot photography. While most people work on becoming more professional with their photography, the goal of Lomography is to have fun shooting, then enjoy whatever comes out…...more
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