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DaOneManWonda
12-16-2007, 02:00 PM
so?

Mr.Nipples
12-16-2007, 03:23 PM
not my alias...

Ill_Eagle
12-16-2007, 04:31 PM
Not I, said the Eagle.

Mr.Nipples_
12-16-2007, 05:21 PM
not mine either

TomAz
12-17-2007, 08:07 AM
as a lifestyle it essentially means centering your life around a for-profit company's commercial product. Two thumbs down.

J~$$$
12-17-2007, 08:17 AM
This looks fun. Not original, but fun.

http://forums.livingwithstyle.com/showthread.php?t=342065

gaypalmsprings
12-17-2007, 08:19 AM
Homography is fun too.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/8/85/Homography-transl.png

J~$$$
12-17-2007, 08:26 AM
Innuendos are fun.

TomAz
12-17-2007, 08:27 AM
Q: what's an innuendo?

A: an italian suppository.

J~$$$
12-17-2007, 08:28 AM
NOW DATS A SPICY MEATBALL!

Melanie.Dawn
12-17-2007, 08:32 AM
I have a super action sampler lomo... It's awesome. I wouldn't get something like a Holga though... I guess I only like lomo because of the splits... not really the print style... If that makes sense to someone

gaypalmsprings
12-17-2007, 08:47 AM
Q: what's an innuendo?

A: an italian suppository.

haha :rotfl

ruetheday
12-17-2007, 09:07 AM
I have a super action sampler lomo... It's awesome. I wouldn't get something like a Holga though... I guess I only like lomo because of the splits... not really the print style... If that makes sense to someone

You should get a Holga. I love mine.

Melanie.Dawn
12-17-2007, 09:30 AM
You should get a Holga. I love mine.

I bet if you had a super action sampler you wouldn't love it so much!
...kidding

Yeah, I've heard good things about them but I don't know.
Have you seen the Pop 9's? I can't decide if I think those are awesome or really stupid. The pictures are so small it's kinda lame... but at the same time... kinda sweet? I'm confused about it.

TomAz
12-17-2007, 09:49 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v703/TomAz/247e21ff.jpg

kitt kat
12-17-2007, 11:06 AM
the idea behind lomography is cool, but it's marketing has gotten out of hand. Urban Outfitters sells Holgas for $80+ and hipster wannabes buy them like hotcakes when they could have the exact SAME camera (sans funky colors) for $20 from a camera vendor.

i think lomo things are way overpriced. i'll stick with my 35mm SLRs, thanks.

ruetheday
12-17-2007, 01:44 PM
the idea behind lomography is cool, but it's marketing has gotten out of hand. Urban Outfitters sells Holgas for $80+ and hipster wannabes buy them like hotcakes when they could have the exact SAME camera (sans funky colors) for $20 from a camera vendor.

i think lomo things are way overpriced. i'll stick with my 35mm SLRs, thanks.

I bought my Holga factory direct for $20 hipsters are stupid.

Also, pop 9's are annoying.

JustSteve
12-17-2007, 08:06 PM
or you could blow $180 bux each on the white stripes holga and diana versions...

http://whitestripes.kungfunation.com/images/WST73.jpg

http://whitestripes.kungfunation.com/images/WST74.jpg

kitt kat
12-17-2007, 10:45 PM
i think i just vomited

DaOneManWonda
12-17-2007, 10:51 PM
thats funny, i just came a little

Melanie.Dawn
12-18-2007, 07:15 AM
the idea behind lomography is cool, but it's marketing has gotten out of hand. Urban Outfitters sells Holgas for $80+ and hipster wannabes buy them like hotcakes when they could have the exact SAME camera (sans funky colors) for $20 from a camera vendor.

i think lomo things are way overpriced. i'll stick with my 35mm SLRs, thanks.

Hmm, I actually find this interesting... I don't think the lomo thing has caught on here yet... but it's been a while since I've looked. When I got mine, I had to search everywhere and I found it at one camera store... later, a friend of mine wanted one after seeing mine... we went back to that camera store and they said they didn't have them anymore... and we never found one. Every time people see mine they have no idea what it is...! I had no idea they were popular! I'm sure they will be up here soon if they already are in the states.

wmgaretjax
12-18-2007, 12:09 PM
they were all over barcelona and berlin.

airguitarvet
12-18-2007, 03:40 PM
i dropped mine- broke it and bought a new within the day.

DaOneManWonda
01-07-2008, 10:32 PM
here is my first batch of pictures from the Holga, my first camera. this is my first forray into photography so pretty much everything sucked. more than half was way underexposed but i learned. a lot of the cool shit happened on accident, which i guess i kinda the point...so...enjoy?

Somehow the picture got into two frames...i guess i just suck at advancing the film
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2405/2176758873_c3e71aaa94.jpg

i have no clue how this happened...
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2415/2176758869_c17d1547d8.jpg

http://photos-d.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v181/24/45/777135102/n777135102_2031151_5069.jpg

the castle in disneyland at night
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2352/2176758865_7a02b621e9.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2177/2176758861_dc8db00740.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2070/2176758859_bc9809a725.jpg

my brother
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2109/2176758851_46a685b720.jpg

kitt kat
01-07-2008, 10:54 PM
the double exposure with the girl on her sidekick is AWESOME. props. i assume you got a colorflash? (i had a colorflash...then it melted the lens. i'm thinking of using the flash like a handheld though, to still achieve the color effect with my flash only holga.)

also...speaking of lomo...my cousin got my an oktomat for xmas...and the damn thinkg doesn't work. the film won't load right, the film wont advance correctly. anyone have one of these and can help me out?

Melanie.Dawn
01-08-2008, 07:25 AM
the double exposure with the girl on her sidekick is AWESOME. props. i assume you got a colorflash? (i had a colorflash...then it melted the lens. i'm thinking of using the flash like a handheld though, to still achieve the color effect with my flash only holga.)


I read a long long time ago in a childrens photography book to just cover the flash with coloured plastic... like candy wrappers, celophane(sp?) and it will work the same as a colour flash. I've never gotten around to trying it... even though its been stored in my brain for years and I've always wanted to. Yay self motivation!

DaOneManWonda
01-08-2008, 08:17 PM
the double exposure with the girl on her sidekick is AWESOME. props. i assume you got a colorflash? (i had a colorflash...then it melted the lens. i'm thinking of using the flash like a handheld though, to still achieve the color effect with my flash only holga.)

no its red cellophane, haha. how did you manage to melt the lens? i dont know if your ur holga has a bulb setting, but now without the lens you can modify it to have one, or use it as a pinhole camera. My breaking it, you opened up a lot of possibilites. just google 'holga mods' for inspiration and instructions.

letitbe_
01-08-2008, 09:04 PM
<3 lomo

PineapplePete
05-13-2008, 06:48 PM
bowl

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2247/2490463395_f8726bef87.jpg

Botrocker
05-13-2008, 08:34 PM
the idea behind lomography is cool, but it's marketing has gotten out of hand. Urban Outfitters sells Holgas for $80+ and hipster wannabes buy them like hotcakes when they could have the exact SAME camera (sans funky colors) for $20 from a camera vendor.

i think lomo things are way overpriced. i'll stick with my 35mm SLRs, thanks.

I'm glad Urban oputfitters carries them now. Finally I can steal them from a massive corporation that can absorb the cost! :)

PineapplePete
05-13-2008, 09:10 PM
coachella (more to come)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3236/2490465045_98f57a09e7_b.jpg

The first one is the Coachella stage and the Big Rig Jig...the other three are my friends during Animal Collective I think. Damn that lighting was trippy.

Melanie.Dawn
05-14-2008, 07:50 AM
Those looks really really cool. I am impressed.
I got a fisheye lomo when I was down there for Coach. I love it. I think I already posted allot of pictures from it but here is some anyway.

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f181/MelDM/00280008.jpg

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f181/MelDM/00280006.jpg

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f181/MelDM/00280020.jpg

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f181/MelDM/00280003.jpg

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f181/MelDM/00280001.jpg

bug on your lip
05-14-2008, 07:55 AM
wow

i like how these pics look
will one of u nerds tell me where to get these (besides Urban Outfitters)

bmack86
05-14-2008, 10:18 AM
I was going to just ask the same thing. I want to find a few for cheap in LA. I found some on the intarnets for 20 bucks apiece, but I'd rather just go out and buy buy buy.

schoolofruckus
05-14-2008, 12:55 PM
The photos posted in this thread are pretty fucking cool. And yet, I still hate Pineapple Pete....I hate him so very, very much.

bartelby
05-14-2008, 12:59 PM
those pics are awesome

C DUB YA
05-14-2008, 02:11 PM
wow

i like how these pics look
will one of u nerds tell me where to get these (besides Urban Outfitters)

a lot of art museum stores carry them

Melanie.Dawn
05-14-2008, 03:11 PM
here is one a friend took of me with my other lomo... the 'super action sampler'. It's from a couple years ago but it's one of my favorites

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f181/MelDM/meswing.jpg

bug on your lip
05-14-2008, 06:07 PM
that's a fukkin awesome pic Melakneee

i hope u have it framed in yer flat somewhere

PineapplePete
05-14-2008, 07:01 PM
uhm you can find them for cheap on the internets, holgas i mean. I dont know any store that sells them...if you talk to any "professional" photographer about lomography they'll just start laughing. They don't think it counts as real art, mostly because the camera's don't have a bunch of buttons on them...which is bull if you ask me. All the other special lomography cameras like the fisheye and the super action sampler have to be bought directly from the lomography website...or urban outfitters.

Melanie.Dawn
05-14-2008, 07:03 PM
I got my super action sampler from 'the camera store', but maybe it's different down there.

PineapplePete
05-14-2008, 07:04 PM
melanie, i really like your fisheye pics. good use of the lens...i almost brought my fisheye lens (one that attaches with an adapter) with me but opted not to cause i'd have to carry it around when I wasn't using it.

Melanie.Dawn
05-14-2008, 07:10 PM
Thanks. I was actually really surprised how awesome the pictures turned out. with the super action sampler it's pretty hit or miss. You never know if there is going to be any good pictures. The fisheye however seems to make everything look great. For the first time in probably my life I developed a roll where I was extremely happy with every picture. I have allot more than those but I figured that was enough. I only have the fisheye 1, so the view finder is kind of useless, I think I'm going to get the fisheye 2 on my next pay day. at least thats the plan. I totally recommend the fisheye to anyone though. I'm really happy with it.

JustSteve
05-14-2008, 07:12 PM
All the other special lomography cameras like the fisheye and the super action sampler have to be bought directly from the lomography website...or urban outfitters.

i was thinking of buying the "white stripes jack" holga after pricing some stuff. the fisheye lens on the lomo site is $85, then add in the price of the camera and for just a little bit more you get the white stripes version. i think it would be cool to have one of these when i head back to apw and spend a week in nyc.

either that or just buy the fisheye2.

PineapplePete
05-14-2008, 07:14 PM
Bug, the Melanie's pictures look that way cause she is using a camera with a wide-angle lens or 'fisheye' lens. You could buy the camera Melanie has, (http://shop.lomography.com/fisheyecamera/) which is nice cause its compact and uses 35mm film (easier to find than 120mm)...but if you want to take normal pics you're sorta stuck. Or you could buy a normal camera and just get a separate fisheye lens. Like this'n. (http://www.lomography.com/fisheyeholga/) That way you have a choice...

Melanie.Dawn
05-14-2008, 07:14 PM
i was thinking of buying the "white stripes jack" holga after pricing some stuff. the fisheye lens on the lomo site is $85, then add in the price of the camera and for just a little bit more you get the white stripes version. i think it would be cool to have one of these when i head back to apw and spend a week in nyc.

either that or just buy the fisheye2.

Hmm, what's wrong with getting them from UO? That's where I got my fisheye. Obviously it works well and it only cost 40 dollars. the fisheye two is only 65 dollars there... so, why would you pay more just to avoid UO?

kitt kat
05-14-2008, 10:56 PM
coachella (more to come)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3236/2490465045_98f57a09e7_b.jpg

holga? what did you do to the negative? i like it muchly.

i just brought my oktomat to coachella. i wish i brought the holga too. it would have been easier to carry around than my damn polaroid. but i got some nice shots on the oktomat...

http://photos-641.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v236/98/82/3430641/n3430641_37653827_4841.jpg

http://photos-641.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v236/98/82/3430641/n3430641_37653836_6185.jpg

http://photos-641.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v236/98/82/3430641/n3430641_37653842_7019.jpg

http://photos-641.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v236/98/82/3430641/n3430641_37653844_7292.jpg

PineapplePete
05-14-2008, 11:34 PM
i have no fucking clue...i'm so happy it happened though. i think its dirt...i was using a red filter and expired film, if that explains anything. and ya it was a holga.

how did you get different tints for different frames? me like.

kitt kat
05-15-2008, 02:43 AM
shitty camera, methinks.

for as expensive as they are, lomo produced cameras SUCK technically, but i suppose if you're a fan of lomo, you don't mind the mistakes the cameras make.

bug on your lip
05-15-2008, 06:37 AM
thanks for the help Pinipple Pete

i really like yer Coachella one with all the blue streaks & dots
i also like Melaknee's one of her jumping into the river

i'm not a big fan of the fisheye stuff


so what the hell is a Holga
is this different or can i do all this shit with a Holga?

kitt kat
05-15-2008, 04:51 PM
Holga is a low-end, cheaply-manufactured medium format camera which uses 120 film and is prone to light leaks and vignetting. It is iffy sometimes with the pictures it takes, but when it takes a winner, they're really beautiful photographs.

There's lots of mods people like to put on Holgas (polaroid back, 35mm film adapter, extra flash, etc) but I like to keep mine simple and authentic. Some people also seal the camer with black tape so there's no light leaks, but I personally like light leaks when they happen.

some of my Holga pictures so you get the idea:
http://photos-b.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v74/98/82/3430641/n3430641_34167289_5984.jpg
http://photos-c.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v74/98/82/3430641/n3430641_34167290_6439.jpg
http://photos-d.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v47/98/82/3430641/n3430641_32457219_2486.jpg
http://photos-b.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v47/98/82/3430641/n3430641_32457217_1849.jpg
http://photos-d.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v64/98/82/3430641/n3430641_33268075_3911.jpg
(you can also do double exposure, which makes kevin barnes look awesome)
http://photos-641.ll.facebook.com/photos-ll-sf2p/v57/98/82/3430641/n3430641_32720667_4889.jpg

this just reminds me of how many pictures i need to scan. ugh.

PineapplePete
05-15-2008, 05:13 PM
Basically what kittkat said...the holga is a shitty, easy to use camera. Be ready for disappointment, though. Not every roll is a winner, especially your first few. Thats the way it is for most camera's, though...more so for the holga. I'm usually happy if I like two out of the twelve shots I take. Not every picture is gonna be super artsy, keep that in mind. Also! make sure there's a place near you that sells 120mm (medium format) film and that you have a photo lab around you that processes medium format. Not every place does, and you wont want to be stuck with a virtually useless camera.

The other pictures with the eight different frames on one photo is taken with an oktomat. (http://shop.lomography.com/oktomat/) Like I said, it takes eight pictures, with a little time in-between each shot, on one frame. Those are fun too...what I would suggest is just go to the lomography website and look at what they have to offer. Each camera has its own website where it has all the specs and examples of shots taken by the camera. You can browse those sites and see which one you like the best. Before you buy any of the cameras, check online to see if you can buy them somewhere else for cheaper. I know you can with the holgas...not sure about the others though.

In conclusion, photography is a great hobby. It gets you outside and makes you look at things differently. I started with lomography because the cameras are very user-friendly and not over complicated or intimidating. Then I moved on to more traditional cameras which have their own benefits...you have more control over the shot which is good sometimes. Anyways...good luck!

PineapplePete
05-15-2008, 05:15 PM
Kittykat what film did you use for this shot?

http://photos-d.ak.facebook.com/photos-ak-sf2p/v47/98/82/3430641/n3430641_32457219_2486.jpg

I love that tone...

kitt kat
05-15-2008, 08:20 PM
black and white 120. i think they processed it like color? i remember taking it in and them saying "our black and white machine is broken" and i was like "whatever, just develop it. i don't care how the print looks."

i expected to get something cool out of it, and i did. woot.

bug on your lip
05-16-2008, 06:48 AM
kitt kat & Nipple Pete

thanks a fukkin solid for the tips..

i think this will be a nice creative outlet for me this summer !!!

hearts
bug

PineapplePete
05-16-2008, 09:57 AM
fsho...keep us updated on your progress. fuck i want a negative scanner.

Young blood
05-16-2008, 09:59 AM
kitt kat & Nipple Pete

thanks a fukkin solid for the tips..

i think this will be a nice creative outlet for me this summer !!!

hearts
bug

did you outfit your van with better lighting and a tripod to?

KooKoo Banana Funtime
05-16-2008, 11:22 AM
cut back on the pornography Yung-B

Melanie.Dawn
05-20-2008, 08:06 AM
Got the Oktomats from the trip developed. Here are some.
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f181/MelDM/Octomat1.jpg
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f181/MelDM/Octomat5.jpg
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f181/MelDM/Octomat6.jpg
This little guy was somewhat of a trip mascott. We have too many pictures of him (it?)

Also, got some fisheyes from this weekend.
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f181/MelDM/00210004.jpg

This is the building that I think all of my friends have lived in... including myself. And the guys in the picture. And we're there to meet other friends who live there now. This building will never leave my life.

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f181/MelDM/00210005.jpg

And this one I just really like. Probably because I really like the people in it. (everyone in this picture also lived in that building...)

I'm really happy about this lomo thread.

R3d Snapper
05-20-2008, 12:18 PM
uhm you can find them for cheap on the internets, holgas i mean. I dont know any store that sells them...if you talk to any "professional" photographer about lomography they'll just start laughing. They don't think it counts as real art, mostly because the camera's don't have a bunch of buttons on them...which is bull if you ask me. All the other special lomography cameras like the fisheye and the super action sampler have to be bought directly from the lomography website...or urban outfitters.

If you're in the la area, samys camera on fairfax sells a variety of them, im surprised they haven't been mentioned yet.

kitt kat
05-20-2008, 06:58 PM
i got my holga from freestyle, also in LA

menikmati
05-20-2008, 07:03 PM
I'm not a fan of stuff that tries too hard to appear and be "artsy".

MissingPerson
05-20-2008, 07:06 PM
I really like this stuff. Post more, I've never even heard of this before.

Young blood
05-20-2008, 07:22 PM
I'm not a fan of stuff that tries too hard to appear and be "artsy".

I agree with you. Its not like the artist did anything, its the camera doing all the work. You def. get some cool looking colors and light exposures, but its not because of the person taking the picture. I would like to see some holga or lomo photos taken to the next level whatever that may be.

menikmati
05-20-2008, 07:27 PM
Right. Anyone can take one of these cameras, walk outside and take a picture of some stop sign with a light leak on the left side of the frame, and call it artsy. I've seen a million pictures just like that from these cameras. It's boring now. It's one thing to take a few pics by accident that end up looking really "artsy", but when you buy a camera that is designed to give light leaks, double expose, and start doing all sort of weird dutch angles....it just kinda defeats the purpose for me. Plus at those prices they have listed for the camera and it's "set" on the website, looks like someone is capitalizing off all of this.

Melanie.Dawn
05-20-2008, 10:47 PM
I don't think anyone in this thread is claiming to be an amazing photographer or artist because of their lomo camera. At least I know I am not! I am fully aware it's the cameras work taking the sweet pictures... but that doesn't mean the cameras don't take sweet pictures or that they aren't worth sharing. I mean, look at them... they are interesting. I like mine and I'd like to see more of others!

menikmati
05-20-2008, 10:54 PM
I'm not saying anyone in here is trying to pass themselves off as an amazing photographer (though I'm also not saying we don't have good photographers in here, because we do)...it's just people purposely taking artsy pics with artsy effects from a camera that's considered to be "artsy"...I don't know how to explain it, but it just doesn't all seem right.

kitt kat
05-21-2008, 01:07 AM
I understand what you're saying, and it's a huge critique on the whole "Lomo" lifestyle. Honestly, I like using my 35mm slr a lot more, simply because it handles better, is more robust and sturdy, and provide more "hits" than "misses."

But I'm with Melanie on this...They're fun to play around with and to see what sort of things you can capture. And I think the Holga is a respectable camera. Lots of pros use it, and when it's all taped up and fixed to prevent its "flaws" it still takes amazing pictures.

And, to push it further, couldn't you argue then, using your basis for critiquing the lomo cameras, that ANY camera, when manipulated correctly, can become "faux artsy?" I mean...what's the basis for an "Artsy" photo vs. a "non artsy, respectable" photo?

TomAz
05-21-2008, 10:13 AM
I'm not saying anyone in here is trying to pass themselves off as an amazing photographer (though I'm also not saying we don't have good photographers in here, because we do)...it's just people purposely taking artsy pics with artsy effects from a camera that's considered to be "artsy"...I don't know how to explain it, but it just doesn't all seem right.

I'd say they've bought into the marketing campaign of Lomographische AG Austria. hook line and sinker.

Melanie.Dawn
05-21-2008, 10:17 AM
I'd say they've bought into the marketing campaign of Lomographische AG Austria. hook line and sinker.

hmm. Perhaps some people just don't understand that you can actually genuinely like something even if it is super hip right now. I've always wanted a fish eye camera. I don't have allot of money. This is a perfect solution. I see the sweet split pictures. I like. I want. It's not like everyone who uses lomo camera's runs out to get them because they are 'oh so hip and artsy' but really they hate what it really is. Personally, I LIKE LOOKING AT THE PICTURES. god forbid that actually exists.

Young blood
05-21-2008, 10:19 AM
Look how angry you are getting.

Melanie.Dawn
05-21-2008, 10:20 AM
I know. My feelings must be hurt. Or integrity compromised.

TomAz
05-21-2008, 10:20 AM
There are lots of different options for fisheye photography. Your choice is not limited to one brand. No matter how pervasive and viral the marketing.

menikmati
05-21-2008, 10:22 AM
I want this fisheye (and camera):

http://www.schneideroptics.com/Ecommerce/site/images/Photo2/0HD-FEWA-DVX.jpg

but then I would have barely any money left over :(

Melanie.Dawn
05-21-2008, 10:25 AM
There are lots of different options for fisheye photography. Your choice is not limited to one brand. No matter how pervasive and viral the marketing.

EDIT: I retract my statments and replace them with 'to each their own' and vow not to be offended by this conversation any more.

menikmati
05-21-2008, 10:32 AM
My complaint though, is that most (I'm not saying all, but most) people who use the lomo, are striving for that "artsy" look, and would probably refuse to use any other camera but the lomo kind (which again ties into the whole marketing thing the company is doing). So it's basically a lot of people wanting that artsy/hip look, and using a camera that is marketed and designed for the artsy/hip look....if that makes sense....I'm just not a big proponent of that. I would much prefer these people just go get a standard old film 35mm SLR, you can find those for MUCH cheaper than any lomo, and experiment with those. I'd like to see what the photographer could do, and not the camera.

TomAz
05-21-2008, 10:32 AM
No lomo marketing??? are you brain dead?
edit: oh you retracted your statement. good thinking.

http://www.camerapedia.org/wiki/Lomography


As this movement was created and is run by the "Lomographic Society", the sole legal importer of LOMO products to the United States, many have suggested that the Lomographic movement was started as a viral marketing campaign. The Lomographic Society was able to increase the demand for its products by creating a group of which its customers would instantly become members. This increased demand led to increased prices - the LOMO LC-A, for example, would cost about $30 US in the former Soviet Union. If bought through the Lomographic Society, the same camera would cost $200 US. Judged in terms of profit and generated hype, this marketing campaign has been very effective.

http://cameras.alfredklomp.com/lomography/


Anyway, the story about LOMOgraphy is roughly as follows. Two Austrian marketing students went on holiday to Prague one day in 1992, and bought a camera there as they forgot to take one with them. Their eye fell on a certain 35mm compact produced in the Soviet Union from the early eighties onwards by the LOMO plant, called the LC-A. They bought it, experimented with it, hyped it, and the rest is history.

http://photo.net/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg?msg_id=00DPP1


As far as I know, 'lomography' is just a marketing term used by the vendor to boost sales.

paganman7
05-21-2008, 10:40 AM
I feel like the only person on the planet to have never heard of lomography before entering this thread...I am now enlightened...and must have a dozen of them.

PineapplePete
05-21-2008, 08:20 PM
This argument is bigger than "Is lomography just a big arty hipster circle jerk?" This is an argument about whether its the camera taking the pictures or the person holding the camera taking the pictures. For sure, to some extent at least, what type of camera you are using matters. The camera is simply a tool, and the quality/make of your tool will affect your creative process....for all mediums. Different lenses and different hardware will yield different results. But, as I said before when talking to bug, when one buys a Holga one shouldn't have being "arty" in mind. I bought a Holga because it was the simplest, cheapest camera I found that used film. Now, I'm not saying there aren't people who do this...people who see lo-fi as being progressive and fresh. As with any medium of art, the tool you use is important. One can argue, even, that Stevie Ray Vaughan would be a completely different musician had he picked up a Les Paul instead of a Strat. The wood and the pickups and the neck of the Strat make his sound. Its not the the sound DEFINES him in any way, its the way that he uses this sound that makes him such a talented musician.

Young blood
05-21-2008, 08:43 PM
Thats what I said. bootytrap.

PineapplePete
05-21-2008, 09:04 PM
no you said that its the camera doing all the work, which is not what I said at all. i'm saying that the camera is a tool and the way the photographer uses and/or misuses that tool that is the creative part. The same way a guitarist chooses their pickups, strings, amp, effects, and what have you to model their "sound"...a photographer chooses film, lens, aperture, f-stop, filters, and whatever else to model their own "image".

thelastgreatman
05-21-2008, 09:08 PM
Pete, he already agreed with you--bootytrap. Stop being a fucking dick when the man's agreeing with you.

thelastgreatman
05-21-2008, 09:14 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3054/2513204728_88f1b922e6_o.jpg

Young blood
05-21-2008, 09:18 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3054/2513204728_88f1b922e6_o.jpg

sweet big baby dirty bastard jesus. I <3 u.

PineapplePete
05-21-2008, 09:19 PM
Right. Anyone can take one of these cameras, walk outside and take a picture of some stop sign with a light leak on the left side of the frame, and call it artsy. I've seen a million pictures just like that from these cameras. It's boring now. It's one thing to take a few pics by accident that end up looking really "artsy", but when you buy a camera that is designed to give light leaks, double expose, and start doing all sort of weird dutch angles....it just kinda defeats the purpose for me.

they can call it artsy but that doesn't make it artsy. douchebags can say what ever the fuck they want but you know and i know its just a stupid picture thats been taken many times before. yet, this doesn't mean that all pictures taken with a holga are rehash...

Young blood
05-21-2008, 09:21 PM
look how mad you are getting......burn down his house petey

PineapplePete
05-21-2008, 09:24 PM
the only thing thats making me mad right now is that all the sudden i have to press a button to quick reply instead of it just being there.

thelastgreatman
05-21-2008, 09:25 PM
I really like the look of the Octomat and the panorama cameras. You could do some nifty things with an Octomat if you really thought about the best ways to use it. The one part of the lomography philosophy or whatever I don't support is the just taking random pictures. Fuck that shit.

Young blood
05-21-2008, 09:26 PM
kinda like lomography.....its not that hard.

PineapplePete
05-21-2008, 09:27 PM
im not gonna bite

Young blood
05-21-2008, 09:28 PM
how about just the tip?

bug on your lip
05-22-2008, 06:54 AM
the tip of his penis?

Young blood
05-22-2008, 07:09 AM
mah penis, but you can take it how you want to.

bug on your lip
05-22-2008, 07:22 AM
how would pi-nipple pete take it?

thestripe
05-22-2008, 07:24 AM
Like a champ.

bug on your lip
05-22-2008, 07:26 AM
how many rounds till he took a dive?

bug on your lip
05-22-2008, 07:37 AM
i hope u sandy-V-haterlames stay out of this thread from now on

i think this shit looks cool..
i could give a flying-squirrel fukk whether or not it is "hip"

the fact that some of you DON'T do it cuzz of da buzz says more about u than the peeps who care to Lomo

Young blood
05-22-2008, 08:05 AM
Look at chu gettin all butt hurt.

LOMO fans = a bunch of cry baby pussies.

I never said I didnt like it or that I didnt think it was cool. It just needs to find its "Stevie ray Vaughn" or next medium.

TomAz
05-22-2008, 10:57 AM
Bug eats at McDonald's despite the hype, not because of it.

bug on your lip
05-22-2008, 11:07 AM
Stevie ray Vaughn is dead

bug on your lip
10-13-2008, 07:00 PM
Here is the Lomo camera i purchased this summer:

The Colorsplash Chakra

http://ployer.com/archives/2008/06/18/Lomography-x-Staple-Colorsp-thumb-600x600.jpg

bug on your lip
10-13-2008, 07:00 PM
Here is some of my work:

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l170/bugonyourlip/FlamingLips.jpg

bug on your lip
10-13-2008, 07:01 PM
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l170/bugonyourlip/Image1902.jpg

bug on your lip
10-13-2008, 07:02 PM
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l170/bugonyourlip/02-404.jpg

Young blood
10-13-2008, 07:06 PM
did scotty just post a pic of himself?

woogie846
10-13-2008, 07:09 PM
I've never even heard of lomography.

bmack86
10-13-2008, 07:12 PM
Did we get a Bugpic?

Young blood
10-13-2008, 07:18 PM
bug on acid.

bug on your lip
10-22-2008, 08:49 AM
kitt kat, pete

you guys got me into this
whadya think?

hearts
......:::::bug

TomAz
10-22-2008, 10:49 AM
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l170/bugonyourlip/Image1902.jpg

that guy on the right looks like phil alvin of the blasters.

menikmati
10-22-2008, 11:22 AM
You do realize you can get "lomography" through TRYING to be artsy and using a cheap disposable camera.

bug on your lip
10-22-2008, 11:34 AM
You do realize you can get "lomography" through TRYING to be artsy and using a cheap disposable camera.

http://www.ziplineconcepts.com/images/sad-face.jpg

sk8r408
01-28-2009, 01:09 PM
Here are a couple Holgaroids I took at Lake Cahuilla last year.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c84/sk8r408/CahuillaCrew_bw_lowres.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c84/sk8r408/LakeCahuilla_Reflection_sh_lo.jpg

coldstart
01-28-2009, 01:14 PM
You do realize you can get "lomography" through TRYING to be artsy and using a cheap disposable camera.

You do realize that a Lomo camera is a cheap camera?

menikmati
01-28-2009, 01:33 PM
You do realize that a Lomo camera is a cheap camera?

That's not the point.

sk8r408
01-28-2009, 02:10 PM
You do realize you can get "lomography" through TRYING to be artsy and using a cheap disposable camera.

Differences between a Holga and most disposable cameras:

Medium Format
Built in Color Gels
Bulb setting
Multiple exposures
more film options (slide,B&W,etc.)
Accessories (Polo back, filters, fish eye, cable release, flashes)

kitt kat
01-28-2009, 02:36 PM
some very old (year old) pictures i scanned....i still have about 6 rolls i need developed

http://photos-b.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v362/98/82/3430641/n3430641_39837137_3448.jpg
http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v362/98/82/3430641/n3430641_39837138_3797.jpg
http://photos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-sf2p/v362/98/82/3430641/n3430641_39837140_4155.jpg
taken with a holga