June 25, 2003

Lomo Style

Here's another shot from my roll of Walgreens 200 speed film. It wasn't much to look at so I decided to try out the Photoshop action that I found over at Redscreen. It's a LOMO effect done in Photoshop. A LOMO is a Russian made toy camera. A popular camera among photobloggers. The camera has a look that's rather unique. It produces highly saturated, very contrasty images. The popularity of the camera has the price up though and it seems a little steep to me considering it's a plastic toy camera. You could argue that any camera in my hands is a toy but that's a different matter.

Photo taken with an Minolta x-700, 50/2.0, Walgreens 200 speed Film

Posted by Joe at June 25, 2003 8:04 AM

It comes close to looking like a lomo, but it's too sharp! Make a print, wipe your nose on it, and then scan it on one of those $50 scanners from walmart. Then you'll be there!

Have you ever been told before that your photo fails because it's too good?

Posted by: harry at June 25, 2003 9:10 AM

I had wondered if I should have softened the image. I like it this way though.

Posted by: Joe at June 25, 2003 9:15 AM

I love it: very atmospheric. Harry's right though, far too sharp for a Lomo!

Posted by: sue bailey at June 25, 2003 7:06 PM

The vignetting is also not not good, not dark enough and it looks to much like a photoshop brush.
You could also try to play with the colors.

Posted by: JB at September 25, 2004 5:44 PM
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