Art, Design, Gadgets, Photography by Chris Coyier

In my recent adventures in photography I have learned about a cool style called Lomography. Lomographic photos are characterized by weird, overly saturated colors, blurriness, exposure problems, and sometimes faded black edges (it’s cooler than it sounds). More than just a style, lomo is actually a brand of camera, with various models throughout the years. The part I find most interesting are the lomo rules:

  1. Take your LOMO everywhere you go and whenever you go.
  2. Use it any time – day or night.
  3. Lomography is not an interference in your life, but a part of it.
  4. Shoot from the hip.
  5. Approach the objects of your lomographic desire as close as possible.
  6. Don’t think.
  7. Be fast.
  8. You don’t have to know beforehand what you’ve captured on film.
  9. You don’t have to know afterwards, either.
  10. Don’t worry about the rules.


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Their rules are interesting, but their cameras are way overpriced. There are loads of quirky second hand cameras on eBay which will give you a choice of equally distinctive results. Yashica or Lubitel twin lens cameras, 50s folding cameras by Kodak and Zeiss, the Olympus Trip 35, Olympus XA series, Canon rangefinders, the Polaroid SX-70. These will outlast the novelty of a “Lomo” camera, especially if you learn how to develop your own film.

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