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I suck at digital, so I tried analouge.

Looking online to see how I can take better photos with my digital camera, a blog told me of imperfections that are perfect. Hence, my love with Lomography was born.

I’ll admit, I"m a very amateur photographer. My digital photos are nothing but ok. I even put one in a local contest and didn’t get past round 2. What a blow to my photographic ego. I decided I was going to see if I can find some inspiration online.

I found a blog called Shutter Sisters. I did a lot of stuff since I found them. I tried different Photoshop ideas, digital framing, even having the focus and subject off center. However, it was their word of the month, “imperfection” that made me realize that there was an analogue world out there. The entry that was written on October 28, 2010 entitled “Perfectly Different” introduced me to a world of analogue and experimenting.

My first camera happened to be a Fisheye 2. The look of the camera as well as the photos caught my interesting. I wanted to take photos the same way. Sadly, I was used to my digital camera and learned really quick that I had to actually use the flash on this one. However, I fell in love with it and I carry it with me everywhere to this day.

Now, my experimenting deals with many types of film, different ISO, and even seeing how long I can keep the shutter open. My current experiment is with my Holga 120PC-3D and I left it go for four hours. I was happy I did it at night but I was upset that I forgot my camera and wanted to only do that for 30 minutes while the cars whizzed by.

Well, I am off to do nothing for the day. Pay day is tomorrow and I will be surfing the website to see what other “weapon” I can had to my “arsenal”.

written by bass_clarinet_2000

7 comments

  1. erinwoodgatesphotography

    erinwoodgatesphotography

    Thats awesome! its a small world i used to work at the photo supply store where Kate from the shutter sisters did her printing and she encouraged me alot as well!

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  2. bass_clarinet_2000

    bass_clarinet_2000

    That's cool! Yeah, she is encouraging and she gave a lot of ideas on her blog. I religiously check it out every night before I go to bed. Her blog really did make me feel comfortable with my digital camera but I found Lomography so I don't take out the digital as much.

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  3. rav_bunneh

    rav_bunneh

    Lomo on! Keep getting those "happy accidents" which is how I call the imperfections.

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  4. bass_clarinet_2000

    bass_clarinet_2000

    Thanks:D

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  5. atreyuthechild

    atreyuthechild

    It's great to hear that you have a new found interest in photography, inspired by lomography. Keep it up!

    Please read my blog:
    http://www.lomograph(…)e-addiction

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  6. elvismartinezsmith

    elvismartinezsmith

    I totally agree with you, there's a lot to learn from imperfections, to make photos better! The digital world cannot understand this as it looks for pale perfection :D

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  7. bass_clarinet_2000

    bass_clarinet_2000

    Thanks everyone for your words of encouragement. This is really just a lot of fun and experimental for me. I am spending a LOT of money in film and processing. Now I just need to look into processing my own film. HA! That would be fun.

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