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Lomography – The Disturbing Beauty Of Oversaturated Pictures

        Lomography” is a term quite unknown to most of us, but many practice it. The name was inspired and derived from the Russian “LOMO” cameras. Lomography not only refers to photographs taken with the LOMO camera, but can also apply to casual photography taken with any ordinary camera.

        The characteristics of Lomo photographs are oversaturated colors, extreme optical distortions, rainbow-colored subjects, off-kilter exposure, blurring and alternative film processing, all things usually considered bad in photography. In short, Lomography is the act of taking photographs without thinking, and ignoring the established rules of “good” photography.

        Just take your camera along with you anywhere and everywhere, and start taking photographs. Sometimes it will yield amazing and creative results. Because it often does, we have collected over 35 Beautiful Oversaturated Pictures (among other things Lomography, but also other techniques), from many amateur photographers.

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        The names and images below are all linked to their sources, so please feel free to check out some of the other works of these very talented photographers.

        The Art Of Lomography

        Julia Svetlova

        Lomography – The Disturbing Beauty Of Oversaturated Pictures

        gleby

        Christina

        eyetwist

        microabi

        Alex Nguyen

        Bror Johansson

        Bakya

        Lomography.com

        PHOTOMATIC

        Jose-Miguel

        Maryl

        Daniel Go

        golfpunkgirl

        eloquator

        Jordan Chark

        i.anton

        geevee

        Jessica Artiles

        Neja

        Alexandre Syrota

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        wanderkin

        olivelife

        Jitariuc Alexandra

        Cormac Phelan

        crazycaps

        Luc..

        mr-riot

        bluestone78

        ftwentytwo

        yein

        Sigh Lens

        G.A.O.

        David Brooks

        joanne lee

        Ron Lemise

        Roby72©

        Morrissey

        Andrew Hefter

        Photoshop Resources

        Lomographer - Photoshop Action

        Lomographer

        Photoshop Tutorial

        In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to make digital photographs look like Lomo photos.

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