2 with the Lomo effect..

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  1. ottor

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    Always willing to try something new, I found this process on EHow - "Lomo Effect in Photoshop".. I had a couple that fit the criteria, so I gave it a shot this morning..

    What do you think?

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    Look sweet, I like how the train have the oily reflection looks.
    The little girl looks good also, the sun did gave a good light to her face. Abit over exposed I assume?
    I don't know what a Lomo effect is, would be great if there's a before and after comparison.

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    I'm not sure I understand this either...I googled it and after reading about I'm still not sure I understand what the idea of the lomo effect is...it seems to enhance or add a kind of sheen or reflective look to things? Is that the idea? :confused:
     
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    Google a "Lomo Camera" .... it was an inexpensive Russian ( I think ) camera that had a specific look to the developed picture.. Highlights were a little heavy as well as a vignette and extra saturation..

    The cameras are quite expensive now, as you would imagine.. Someone said that he thought they were used quite a bit in espionage..

    Here's a link I just ran across.. Lomography - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Like I said in my OP, I'll try anything, and I kinna like the 'retro' look that it gives..
     
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    -wiki

    Here's a link to a flickr artist "click me"

    Your pics are suffering heavily from bad noise, you can see it in the power lines #1, and outlines in #2. This is really cool effect, use the affect to a lesser extent and preserver your compositions.
     
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    you overdid it one the first image - doesnt look lomo to me. there is no actual point to faking the 'lomo effect'. just go buy a holga (they take fantastic photos, are medium format and only $100 US) the lomo thing is a bit of a cult photography deal - people who appreciate photography from an aesthetic standpoint over a technical standpoint tend to go for the lomo cameras. It has a bit of a 'designer' culture associated with it which can come off a bit ****y but they do take fantastic pictures.

    they are cheap, plastic and often leak light. but not just any film camera can get the 'lomo effect'

    its an interesting excercise but i just dont see the point in taking it much further. Like i say, might aswell just buy an actual lomo camera
     
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    Like I said, it appeared to be an interesting process, and I learned something about Photography that I didn't know before.. Fascinating hobby!:D
     

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