2020 Week No 13 Lomography

Your Challenge if you choose to accept it is to produce an image using the Lomography method.

Copyright Peter Randall AKA The Arty Farty Man

In 1992 a group of Viennese students established the Lomographic Society International. They were fuelled by their creative passion to expand the horizons of acceptability. This new style of Art evolved from the use of the Lomo LC-A the most popular Russian camera of the 1980s.

Lomography is characterised by oversaturated colours, distortions and unexpected prismatic effects. 

This style of photography is now considered an art movement; as there are now stores, galleries, groups, around the world aimed at spreading support for the art. 

Although this effect is strongly rooted to Analogue methods (film), this challenge encourages any method you choose. You’re tools your choice. 

Link to photographs on the Lomographic Society International website. I recommend you check out the whole website, happy hunting.

https://www.lomography.com/photos/

Links to assist you achieving your objective (How to)

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Lightroom

GIMP

Apple iPhone

Android

https://appcrawlr.com/android-apps/best-apps-lomo

Free online Editor for Lomography

http://static.fotor.com.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/features/lomo-effect.html

As always remember to have fun, be creative and out of the box interpretations are encouraged.

The friendly community guidelines are pretty simple:

  • Please follow the COVID-19 safety guidelines at all times.
  • Take a new photo for the current weekly theme, not something from your back catalog or someone elses image.
  • Post your photo each week to our active communities on Facebook or Flickr (or both). Tag the photo: #trevorcarpenterphotochallenge  #2020photochallenge #photochallenge #tempusaura
  • Post your photo during the week of Sunday 22nd March and Saturday 28th March.
  • Please remember to comment on at least FIVE photo submissions this week by answering the question why? in your comments. In other words, why do I like (or not like) this photo? or why did this photo catch my eye?

About Peter Randall

As a youngster I was fascinated by camera’s. At about the age of 10 years I was bought a Ilford film camera which I proceeded to capture images as and when film was available, not very often because it was expensive at the time. While at school in the early seventies I was studying Art with a view to going to University. I abandoned my plans for an opportunity in press photography, however the business was struggling within a couple of years and I was made redundant after three years. This gave me some basic ground work after which I continued with photography as a hobby photographing family & friends. Between 1980 to 1985 I had my own darkroom processing both colour & B&W film. Printing my own photographs. I liked Kodak products for colour and Ilford for B&W. I often though about joining a photographic club but family life was busy, never did get round to it. I especially liked photographing my family as they grew up. When we had our second son in 1986. I bought a Canon (camcorder) and developed a liking for amateur video work. At the time I had a Commodore Amiga computer which at that time had the best graphics so I indulged in Video editing adding titles and cross over fades. During the 1990’s I started building my own computers and this developed into paths crossing with video work. Early digitisation of video. Like many things the early days were painful LOL. I remember video capture cards and hard drives struggling to keep pace with the necessary speed to capture. Setting up the software options in those days was a night mare because software was definitely not user friendly. Looking back I think I jumped ship from film photography to Digital too early. Looking back those early Digital images were not Pretty. But the appeal of the concept was too enchanting. 1996 was the beginning of my Digital Photographic Journey. Despite my initial hiccups with Digital photography, I was definately sold. Being able to transfer digitised images to your computer. The possibilities of the digital Darkroom and beyond. I joined the PhotoChallenge group in April 2014, and Ive been learning ever since. Joining the group helped me turn the tap back on allowing my creativity to flow again. I found myself anticipating each weekly challenge. I was motivated by discussions, ideas and techniques presented within the group. Constructive Criticism was always very useful because sometimes we can get lost on the journey. However although it’s really good to know the rules it’s so much fun to break them.

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