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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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