First Lomography Attempt

The roll of Lomo film I sent off to Snapfish has been developed, and the pics are up on their site. After seeing some of the crap other “lomographers” have produced, I was apprehensive about what my first roll was going to look like. But, as it turns out, I’m actually pretty pleased with the results.

To show you what the Lomo difference looks like, I’ve restrained myself from editing these photos at all—no color correction, no adjustments. I specifically requested that Snapfish make no color corrections to the prints, either. It goes against every digital instinct I have, letting these photos keep their flourescent green caste, but I’m doing it for the good of the order. Let me know what you think…


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  1. So I’ve waited silently by, waiting for an in-depth explanation of why a lomo is so cool. Other than kitch. I think your photo skill is a far cry better than mine, but I’m not sure what a lomo does for you that a good old-fashioned Nikon D70 Digital camera won’t.

  2. OMG I have comments! @whee!

    I was intrigued and perplexed about the lomo thing myself. I’ve decided that there are a few things about the lomo that make it cool:

    1.) The failings of the camera actually create distinctive photos: light falloff at the corners, range focus causing sometimes unpredictable depth-of-field issues, and differing color saturation.

    2.) The lomo is small. It quite handily fits into a pocket. Not as small as an Elph, sure, but still compact. Easy to take with you, and unimposing in any photographic situation.

    3.) If you get into the lomo culture, they tell you to “shoot from the hip”—i.e., don’t necessarily look through the viewfinder. Get a different perspective on your subject. Shoot first and ask questions later. It’s a fun philosophy, and it appears to crank out some good images.

    Sure, lots of lomographs are crap—but, then, so are most snapshots. Not all snapshots can be photographs. As for me, I think I like my lomo.