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My Lomo(love) Story

Exactly a year ago, that was around Christmas, I was stuck on doing “photoshop” actions until I discover this certain tutorial on how to make vignettes. This led me searching why such a photo can give this dark cornered area and how a camera can do it. I tried to take some photos using a digital but I can never accomplish those four, dark corners and always end up photoshopping my images.

Exactly a year ago, that was around Christmas, I was stuck on doing “photoshop” actions until I discover this certain tutorial on how to make vignettes. This led me searching why such a photo can give this dark cornered area and how a camera can do it. I tried to take some photos using a digital but I can never accomplish those four, dark corners and always end up photoshopping my images.

With every tutorials I see, I lurch upon Lomography or LOMO. I asked myself what the hell this is and thus opened my eyes into the lomography.com website! I looked over the lomographs and wondered what is so special about this one? Images with electrifying lights here and there, colorful, out bursting vivid images, “shoot from the hip” pictures, dark-cornered pictures with blue tones, everything was so dreamy.

So that made me prying about lomography. We decided to buy a lomo camera over the LSI shop, and were planning to get Holga 135BC. We were all kind of excited until I received such good news! A friend of mine from my university came over to our city to present a lomo exhibit and not only that, she brought with her plenty of lomo cameras to sell during the exhibit! We went there and she showed me the lomowall and I was totally overwhelmed. Double exposures, crunchy colors to dreamy ones: they are all very colorful! It was the attitude that got me! At first I was atypical in picking up what would be a good lomo camera. Then they said Holga is good but the Diana+ is much better with lots of apertures and includes a pinhole.

The next day, I purchased my very first lomo cam, Diana+ Edelweiss Edition. I merrily took some snapshots away. After having them cross-processed, I was vivified by its results. I totally love the colors that it produced, and it didn’t make me stop on clicking pictures. The next day after I took a bunch of shots from my Diana+ even if it has only 12 or 16 shots! I was so fastened with Lomography that all I have to do is snap away pictures in all walks of my life!

A year has passed, and still I am demented about this lomo attitude. Cameras imminently keep coming and coming, adding up to my collections from rangefinder Zorki 4K, LC-A, Fisheye2, Actionsampler, Smena 8M and Vivitar UW&S to name a few. From then on, I’ve been a member with lomography.com and Lomomanila.ph here in Philippines.

For me, taking snapshots everyday is like recording your life. And how much more if it is a lomograph!

written by ethermoon

9 comments

  1. makeyuu

    makeyuu

    good!

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  2. mattcharnock

    mattcharnock

    I see so many photoshop vignettes - but they are not real - so i am glad that you do them properly as well!

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  3. oldskool_rider

    oldskool_rider

    great lomo story. i love it

    T

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  4. sexyinred

    sexyinred

    your light trail is not bad either :)

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  5. tom_ashor_bhaan

    tom_ashor_bhaan

    nice strory. i like the picture n. 9

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  6. northwardnimbus

    northwardnimbus

    reprezent!

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  7. ethermoon

    ethermoon

    Makeyuu, Mattcharnock, oldskool_rider, sexyinred and tom_ashor_bhaan, thanks for the comments! Vignette rocks! LOMO ON!!

    Northwardnimbus, hello and thank you from Philippines!

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  8. centrubin

    nice story tj.. southside represent..!
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  9. centrubin

    nice story tj.. southside represent..!
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