'Can Someone Please Explain To Me In "Layman's Terms"...What...

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short answer: doing weird stuff with Film.

You can do it digitally too...

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Lomo is a cheap Russian camera with a so horrible quality glass that the pictures it makes looks like instant art.To do the same digital you need expensive computer software.
 
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It has been already pointed out to you that in the beginning lomography was a film camera trick. There is plenty of info in the web.
Today, digital makes it easy tweaking brightness, contrast and saturation and in addition, there are softwares capable of emulating lomography. I believe Topaz is one of them.
If you frequent the forums I am sure you have seen examples of lomography here.


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Basically it's clever marketing:

http://cameras.alfredklomp.com/lomography/

And they don't like it when their monopoly is threatened!:

http://replay.web.archive.org/20090901202044/http://geocities.com/lomojoe/letter.html

There's a lot of fun to be had using low-end cameras that give unpredictable results, but there's no need to pay 'Lomography' prices to do this. Recently they were selling a 'limited' version of the Lomo LC-A in their UK shop for £379 ($621 USD):

http://uk.shop.lomography.com/cameras/lc-a-cameras/lomo-lc-a-white

(American readers will get re-directed to the US site and see the 'bargain' price of $399 for the same item). You can get a decent F5 for less. In fact, excepting Leicas and genuine collectables, you can get pretty much any 35mm camera for less.
 
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You can easily mimic this effect in several ways

1. Drink a bottle of nice Rioja and go out with your camera with all auto functions turned off including focus. Swing around snapping away.

2. Drink a bottle of nice Rioja then try and view some of the nice sharp images you have made

3. Cut off the bottom of a milk bottle (if they still exist) and tape over your lens

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A lot of Lomo stuff I've seen is a lot more interesting than many a bog-standard long-lens "oooohh what wonderful bokeh" stuff I've seen churned out by some very expensive equipment. (Present & Cafe company excepted of course!)

Personally, I'm getting quite bored with formulaic "quality" and would prefer a bit of cheap & cheerful "art" from time to time.
 
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A lot of Lomo stuff I've seen is a lot more interesting than many a bog-standard long-lens "oooohh what wonderful bokeh" stuff I've seen churned out by some very expensive equipment. (Present & Cafe company excepted of course!)

Personally, I'm getting quite bored with formulaic "quality" and would prefer a bit of cheap & cheerful "art" from time to time.

Boredom solved, on the cheap:smile:

http://www.lensbaby.com/index.php?r=GSLensbaby&gclid=CInW4M6m26gCFcns7Qod3RWEhA#0
 

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Lomo Photos: All the pictures I normally throw away!

Must be a real clever marketing figure who thought this out and combined all my mistakes with a camera only he sells:biggrin::biggrin:!
 
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