How to achieve this soft, low-contrast effect?

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  1. jamesino

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    How does one achieve this soft, low contrast effect characteristic of these photos:

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    Over expose and shoot into the light should do it. ;)
     
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    or a cheap lomo holga ;)
    if you love these kind of colours/non-sharpness you'll love these cameras!
     
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    Photoshop contrast, saturation and blur.
     
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    and while you're at it google "photoshop cross processing"
     
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    I can't seem to get that faded look without making it appear as if there is a film of white over the picture. Do I just turn down the contrast?
     
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    The last photo is extremely overexposed... to do this on a digital camera you need to shoot properly exposed and then increase the exposure in post-process.
     
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    anyone else not like this look? Well, to me it is fine for these images because they have a little more "commercial" look to them... but I have seen portrait photographers apply this technique to children and babies and it just doesn't work... makes me feel like there is a film over my eyes or I am looking through water... makes my eyes wants to water... lololol :)
     

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