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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.

          Further Reading on SmashingMag:

          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

          foéÖþoooey

          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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