My First, rather dismal attempt at Lomography – 18 June 2011

Around October last year I attended a photo and film expo and I was drawn to this stand that had all this awesome looking plastic retro looking stuff. The list and possibilities seemed endless. The very clever guy working there saw me coming and had me believe that if I didn’t make that purchase then, I would miss out on the biggest thing to hit this earth. HAHA. yes, you can buy a lomography camera quite easily without waiting years. Now I know better.
So what is lomography anyway? And I quote from Wikipedia – Lomography emphasizes casual, snapshot photography. Characteristics such as over-saturated colors, off-kilter exposure, blurring, “happy accidents,” and alternative film processing are often considered part of the “Lomographic Technique.”[citation needed] Users are encouraged to take a lighthearted approach to their photography, and use these techniques to document everyday life, as the Lomo LC-A’s small size, simple controls, and ability to shoot in low light encourages candid photography, photo reportage, and photo vérité through the “10 Golden Rules” to maximize their chances to capture strange photos and to embody a Lomographers’ statement of life being unpredictable curious adventure of “having fun while taking good pictures”:
  1. Take your camera everywhere you go.
  2. Use it any time – day and night.
  3. Lomography is not an interference in your life, but part of it.
  4. Try the shot from the hip
  5. Approach the objects of your Lomographic desire as close as possible.
  6. Don’t think! Just Shoot (also the credo of Lomography).
  7. Be fast
  8. You don’t have to know beforehand what you captured on film.
  9. Afterwards either.
  10. Don’t worry about any rules.
I feel that there should be a number 11: Kindly remember to wind the film after each shot taken. I forgot and have some serious multiple exposures going on in them. And only 12 came out, seems I also just would up the un-used film and then that was it. It has taken close to 8 months to get the film on disk and today was the day. R75 later and a CD with some of the worst photo’s ever taken. But for some reason, are special in their own right! And on any normal occasion, we will use very expensive software to make our images look like they were taken with a really cheap camera. This camera is not cheap and it’s not fancy (it does look helish funky though), but I do think I am going to try this out some more and look forward to wasting another roll of film on random things.
So here I share the photography bloopers!
Ps – to find out more on this Fad that is Lomography, check out: http://www.lomography.com/

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