...and I knew that our photos are better!

Credits: brommi

Yesterday I was close to Hildesheim and I picked up my little brother to a football-friend. His father proudly showed me his camera. Some monstrous SLR with a telephoto lens that was about 0.5 m long. I was impressed by the size, but when I saw photos that made this camera, I was disappointed.
This camera doesn’t transmit that “certain something”. The resolution is extremely high and you can see every detail, every little wrinkle and every gray hair.

Is this what you want to see on a photo?

I do not want it and I think many of you either!

Since I started with lomography about 5 months ago, it’s important for me that the feeling will be sent in the photos – the feeling of the moment in which this photo was taken.
I don’t want to show the person detail how she looks, but the feeling that prevailed, as the camera has made ‘click’. With this you can better remember a moment and feel it. Everyone feels something different, for example when you see a photo like this:

Credits: brommi

I think zeester, shoujoai, mephisto19 and other lomographs can remember this day. It was cold but as we sat together in the cafe Konrad it was warm and hearty.

Back to the proud father and owner of an SLR, I pretended I was impressed about his camera, but in my head I laughed a bit, because I knew that you and I make more beautiful and emotional pictures!!!

Credits: brommi

Lomo on! ♥

written by brommi on 2011-02-01


  1. bluechipscheeseburger
    bluechipscheeseburger ·

    Hurray fore analog! HURRAY FOR LOMOGRAPHY :) nice one bro :)

  2. basho
    basho ·

    I'm with you.

  3. robinansell
    robinansell ·

    Nice writing friend

  4. rav_bunneh
    rav_bunneh ·

    You can force digital to look Lomo, but I agree. I like film better by far. Here are some of my digital photos from last year just before I discovered Lomography. www.flickr.com/photos/rav2go/sets/72157624357825780/ You can see even shooting digital in full Manual mode is nice a little lacking.

  5. herbert-4
    herbert-4 ·

    Sometimes it's opposite what you think. A DSLR is generally ~15 megapixels. I have a Fuji GW690II medium format (120) rangefinder. A well focused, well exposed Ektachrome or Provia 100 6x9cm slide from this, scanned on a 3 pass drum scanner at 4000dpi will be ~1,170 megapixels. I can't guess the size of the 16 bit, 3 channel .tif, and what sort of computer would open this file in Photoshop. Mine won't. I'd have to get it hand printed. Things are lost from analogue to digital, and only immediacy is gained.

  6. brommi
    brommi ·

    thank you all for your comments and likes =)

  7. falsedigital
    falsedigital ·

    I think this sounds a bit stuck up. Why would you laugh at someone for having a camera they like? He's proud of his camera just as you're proud of your own cameras. Who cares what you shoot with or what he shoots with? This kind of attitude will get you no where.

  8. brommi
    brommi ·

    I'm sorry if this sounds a bit stuck up.I don't prohibit him to love his digital cam. I don't want to! This are just my thoughts I had at this one moment. Maybe someday I meet someone with a digital camera and his photos impress me totally! In this case it was not so! Sorry!
    This should not be a blog, which makes digital photography (which I used to summer '10 itself) bad or something else!
    Just my thoughts, feelings and impressions of this one evening.