Skip to comments.Lomography: The Digital Photo Sceptics Strike Back [digital copies,upload,process analogue]
Posted on 08/21/2011 4:45:30 PM PDT by fight_truth_decay
As digital photography grows, an analogue company, Lomography, is growing interest in its range of striking and unusual cameras.
When a pair of Austrian students found an old Russian camera, the Lomo Kompakt Automat, in the early 1990s, they were surprised and delighted by the unpredictable images it produced.
The saturated colours and slightly blurry photos had a distinctive look. The pair travelled to Saint Petersberg in Russia to sign a worldwide distribution deal with the manufacturer.
The Lomography movement grew quickly, with users all over the world returning to analogue ways just as digital photography was growing in popularity. They followed the '10 Golden Rules' established by the company's founders, including 'try a shot from the hip' and 'don't think'.
Lomography fans make digital copies of their photos, which they upload to the internet and share - the website at the time of writing says that more than 7,000 photos have been uploaded in the last hour - but the process is determinedly analogue. Photographers seek out expired film or use slide film to exaggerate the effects produced by the camera.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
Those are some lovely shots!
A Hasselblad 500cm makes a good medium format camera.
I have been told that film has more color information than what is possible from the digital camera sensor. However, to get the maximum benefit from that film, one must put it through a negative scanner. Such scanners are more able to reproduce the full range of color information than the digital camera sensors. You will find that image will print out more brilliant colors off your computer printer than you will have from photographic paper. Photographic paper has always been the Achilles heal of photography. With the aid of the digital negative scanner, film photography has a rebirth in brilliant photos.
I have seen perfect 2’ x 3’ photos come off digital printers that took a few minutes to set up in photo shop. I have watched someone take hours dialing in the perfect color print from an enlarger and conventional color chemistry.
I agree, but something like an older Mamiya 645 of RZ67 is more in my price range.
I now if it is art you are going for, art sometimes happens as the camera becomes the third eye what your trained eyes miss. I mean we can get all gimmicky for art, but if moving past a staged image is most rewarding..this article gives a layperson/student/younger generation a chance to experience the old in photography and at an affordable price.
Art sometimes happens by accident and the digital cameras or automatics can make it less of a chance to be surprised. Sure photoshop is awesome if the handler knows what he or she is doing to move past the usual steps. But is it still like coloring within the lines? Someone has made it easier-should art be made easy and then is it pure in its artform?
....the camera you mentioned also interested me..I have some shots taken in France as well, I favor. Yours is an excellent one.
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