What is a Lomographer? Part One

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What is a Lomographer? This question has been asked by many people, and it is a good one. If you do not know what lomography is, then I shall try to explain it briefly.

Lomography is the art of doing everything backwards. We take a camera that produces images that are often described as “distorted” or “poor quality”, and we use this camera to create images that many people like very much. We don’t think that merely taking a photograph of something we see is art, so we deliberately mess around with our photos by using flash, using double exposures, using filters, re-posing our models in front of the camera, etc. The results are called “experimental photographs”.

What is a Lomographer? Part Two: A blog about lomography which is a type of camera that produces experimental images.

This is a blog about lomography. Lomography is a type of camera that produces experimental images. The word “lomography” is derived from the Russian words “лёгкий” (Light) and “москва” (Moscow).

Founded in 1991, Lomography was originally dedicated to the production of toy cameras with simple optics and mechanics, but today it also sells films, accessories and publications.

Lomography has grown rapidly since its inception, with over 400 employees in 12 offices across the world. It has received praise from photography magazines such as Photo District News and Popular Photography for their usage of unusual cameras, materials and processes.

Lomographys headquarters are located in Vienna, Austria. In 2006, after an article about Lomography appeared in Der Spiegel, the company moved into a new office building where approximately 150 employees work full-time.*

Their products include toy cameras such as the Fisheye No.2 and Spinner 360°; pinhole cameras such as the Zero 2000 and Diana Mini; lomo instant film cameras including the Spinner; and accessories such as flash cubes.*

The company produces special editions of its products which are sold in department stores around

Lomography is a type of camera that produces experimental images. It’s also the name of an online community where you can learn about and share your experiences with these cameras. This blog is dedicated to exploring both the cameras and the online community, and I hope that in doing so, I can help you discover new things about lomography!

If you’re interested in learning more about lomography, there are some great resources out there. My favourite places to start are the official Lomography website , and the Lomography Magazine . There are numerous Facebook groups dedicated to lomography as well, such as those for lomo amateurs and lomo pros . If you’re looking for inspiration, try checking out Flickr , or even Instagram , where many people post their photos.

On this blog I’ll be taking a look at everything from specific cameras to developments in photographic technology to fads in photography to photography techniques. I plan on covering all aspects of lomography, both past and present, including DIY projects. Most importantly though, I hope that we can all use this blog as a tool to share our experiences with one another!**

The word “Lomography” is a combination of two words: “lomographie” (German for photography) and “-graphy” (Greek for writing or recording).

Since the invention of the first camera in the 1800s, photography has been practiced using a variety of different methods. Lomography is a method of capturing life through randomness and spontaneity. It is the act of using unconventional photographic equipment to record things you see in a way that makes you feel connected with the subject. A lomographer uses his/her imagination, curiosity, and experimentation to give life to images that are both unique and experimental.

Taken by: Diana F+

Taken By: Diana F+

Taken by: Lomo LC-A+

Taken by: Holga 120 N

Taken by: Diana F+

Taken By: Lomo LC-A+

Taken by: Lomo LC-A+

Taken by: Holga 120 N

Taken By: Lomo LC-A+

    The above photo’s are all taken with a lomo camera which is what they are known for. The reason why this type of camera is so popular is because it allows you to take

Lomography is a type of camera that uses medium format film that has been around for over 40 years. The best known lomo cameras are the Russian made LOMO LC-A, the Diana F+ and the Holga.

Lomography also refers to a community of users who “push the boundaries of photography” with their experimental images and use of artistic techniques. It’s a place where analogue photography is not just used as a way to preserve memories but as an art form.

Lomography has many different types of cameras, from toy cameras like the Sprocket Rocket, to more traditional ones like the Lubitel 166+ or Bessa R4A.

Tiny cameras like the Sprocket Rocket or Baby do produce lo-fi (low-fidelity) images because they are so small that it’s difficult for them to focus properly on your subject.

The Diana F+ was really popular in 2010 when it was first released because it allows you to produce high-quality images on medium format film while still being very cheap and easy to use. There are also many different types of filters you can buy for these types of lomo cameras which give you different effects when taking photos.

Lomography is a type of photography that allows the photographer to capture images with a certain look and feel, often with low-quality cameras with limited capabilities. Lomography is also the name of an international organization that maintains a large collection of contemporary experimental photography communities from around the world.

Taken from Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lomography

A Lomographer is someone who, for one reason or another, chooses to use a non-traditional method of capturing images. This could be using a lomo camera, or taking images through pinhole cameras, but it could also mean using their home-made camera made out of cardboard and tin foil. Or even using Polaroid film to capture something they love that they wouldn’t be able to with digital photography.

Taken from Lomography http://www.lomography.com/magazine/howtos/kidscameras

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