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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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