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Photography – Cubism

December 9, 2010 Leave a comment

I’m not a very good photographer.  In fact, I don’t even have a camera, since I feel that it’s too much of a hassle for me to take around.  I started using lomo effects on my photos, mainly for fun, but I saw that there were many other interesting things that I can do to my photos.  I saw cubism on Gizmodo’s weekly photo challenge, and I thought I’d give it a try.

Gizmodo’s Cubism Photo Challenge

I wanted to pick an easy subject to start with, so I wanted something simple, but I needed an object that has enough details for me to look at it from various perspectives.  That’s why I chose a tree as my subject, although on retrospect, it might’ve been better to chose a smaller object that I can control the background of.  It wasn’t too hard to figure out a composition for this photo, but it was hard to make the backgrounds work, and it also made the photograph a bit too messy.  I think if I try this again, I would use something like a lamp instead and take pictures against a white or more consistent background.

Categories: Photography

Lomo-effect Photos: Objects

November 2, 2010 Leave a comment

Did another batch.  This time the theme is on random objects I took pictures of in the past.  It seems only a few types of lomo-effects look good on close-up shots of objects.  I didn’t spend a whole lot of time experimenting with different settings, but from the ones I tried, it seems neutral and movie are the two best looking ones.

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Categories: Lomography

Lomo-effect Samples

September 27, 2010 2 comments

I made a set of samples using every color scheme avaliable in elsamuko’s Lomo script (http://registry.gimp.org/node/7870).  Here are a few samples.


Original, Neutral, Movie, Retro B/W

Link to album

Categories: Lomography

Lomo-effect Photos 2

September 16, 2010 2 comments

Still using the same GIMP script to generate these photos.  I’m trying to go with themes to make things a little more interesting, but I’m still only using existing photos that I have, and not intentionally take photos specifically for making them into lomo-pictures.  I still think this is something neat that anyone can do to their photos to give it a unique look.  I’ll post a link to the GIMP script if anyone’s interested.

Rest of the photos:

http://www.facebook.com/#!/album.php?aid=2509792&id=6022847

Categories: Lomography

Lomo-effect Photos

May 3, 2010 2 comments

Recently I’ve been organizing a bunch of photos I’ve taken over the years, and thought it would be kinda boring to just post them, and it’s kinda lame to post old photos anyways, so I decided to not do it.  But there are a few that looks good, and I thought of putting some cool effects and see how it turns out.  Well, a friend of mine told me about lomography and lom cameras.  I thought about buying one since it makes me feel “artsy”, but a digital one is bank, and a regular one uses film, which I would rather not use.  I tend to shake when I take pictures, and I don’t want to take a bunch of blurry pictures and waste film.  It just so happens that there are plenty of tutorials on creating lomo-effects with Photoshop or GIMP.  GIMP’s always been my graphic editor of choice, since I’m trying to cut down on the number of pirated software I use.  It’s not as powerful as Photoshop and I can see that the tutorials on Photoshop will result in a more “realistic” lomo photo.  But whatever.  I can live with this.

Rest of the photos:

http://www.facebook.com/#!/album.php?aid=2509792&id=6022847

Categories: Lomography