Analog photography may seem like a dinosaur these days –extinct, thanks to the ubiquity of digital cameras but for a number of people,
photography via Lomographic cameras still has a place in the digital world.
So what is Lomography exactly? Anyone who's ever used photography apps with filters such as Instagram will probably be familiar with the looks produced by Lomographic cameras: flawed, distressed, and vintage. But the Lomography movement uses analog cameras (or toy cameras) and film to capture the world and its imperfections creatively.
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One of the best things about the Lomography movement is how, unlike most digital photos these days, photographers can come up with tangible prints. One might even say that Lomography is a nostalgic art.
Regarding cameras, there are tons of choices available simply because each camera is specialized to fit a particular filter or look (but even then the prints may surprise the user depending on the film used, and the time the photo was taken, among others). The story goes that the first one ever used was a Lomo Kompakt Automat, a Russian toy camera, in Vienna. But other popular cameras now include the Lubitel TLR, the Frogeye camera, cameras with multiple lenses or colored flashes, and more.
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In addition to having a variety of features, Lomographic cameras themselves also come indifferent colors and looks, allowing photographers to not only express themselves through their photos but also through the cameras they're actually carrying. Lomographic cameras may not produce the sharper images of conventional analog or digital cameras, but they're definitely great for those who want to experiment and be creative.