Spotlight: Around the ‘Net

#11. That ‘Lomo look’. Fuji Provia 100F (cross-processed), Canon Rebel 2000.
You may have been wondering why this film photography blog is titled Going Lomo. Lomo, short for Lomography, is a style of photography using vintage and toy cameras. Lomo photos are often characterized by saturated colours and vignetting around the corners. The ‘Lomo look’ can be achieved by cross-processing E-6 slide film in chemicals meant to develop C-41 colour negatives. This look is often replicated digitally using apps such as Instagram, but film is where it started. Lomography is what inspired me to pick up a film camera again. It’s fun to see what can be created by using old cameras and vintage film!

This is the first post in a new series I’m calling Spotlight. The focus of this series is to share the many wonderful resources on film photography found around the Internet. Here’s a few to get you started. These three webpages are a good place to learn more about Lomography:

Did the Lomo camera save film photography? – This article by Stephen Dowling gives a short introduction to Lomography and its beginnings.

Analogue Photography 101 – A good primer on Lomography

The 10 Golden Rules – A manifesto of sorts for the Lomographer

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