Lomo-ish - What the Heck is That? Confusing Photo Editing Terms

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Lomo-ish - What the Heck is That? Confusing Photo Editing Terms

I love to play with different photo editing tricks when I have a spare moment or three, and today I was using Picasa (my favorite) - I have the latest PhotoShop but it takes a lot more than a moment or three to just open it up and it’s so fussy about how I do stuff. So if I’m just playing to kill time then it’s Picasa or iPiccy or PicMonkey.

I’ve tried all the various editing choices and never thought about why they were called what they are called. Today, I wanted to check out Lomo-ish; and this is what I found out.

Lomo is a type of camera - Russian-made Lomo LC-A to be precise. Built in the early 90's, it was cheap and not a good camera-the pictures came out with dark edges. For some strange reason a Lomo cult developed-and continues today. You can choose a Lomo-ish effect in most photo editing programs. Where did I learn all this knowledge? From a PhotoShop tutorial by Darren Rowse and several Google results.

Here’s a picture of a tray of coleus in our local landscape company; first one is the original.


coleus


This is Lomo-ish. Note the dark edges and harsher reds.
You can make the edges deeper or shallower and fade the edge color.

coleus


Inverted colors makes for some interesting pictures especially since you can play with the hues and fading. I kind of wish the coleus actually came in these colors.

coleus


This last one is heat map. Looks like an exploding planet.

coleus

There's also Orton-ish, Holga-ish, and HDR-ish. I'll get to those soon.

Okay, I went a little further than Lomo-ish but it's so much fun to play with a photo editing program. Now I have to teach them to my assistant, Shayna.

Darren Rowse's website is Digital Photography School and it covers just about everything.


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Hi Toni, I am always pleased when one of out Photoblogger group members shares things to help others learn. Great job on this post Toni. Thank you so much!
May 31, 2012 08:08 PM
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Heather Milbourn
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Hi Toni What a wonderful hobby and you have such extensive knowledge the great thing about photography is i guess you always have the pics to remind you of what you have done, 

June 01, 2012 05:09 AM
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Tony - give them a whirl. You can always back go back to the original pic.

Dale - thanks. It does look like that the more I look at it.

Aww, thanks, Rob.

William - glad to share!

Heather - that's true! I usually save the changed ones and the original so I can do something else with it.

June 01, 2012 05:50 AM
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Toni, I don't believe that it should be something everyone goes out to buy...but rather a fun toy to have if you have the income to spare for it. It isn't a necessity, and it's certainly more popular for the younger generation. Any plastic "toy" camera sells for around $40, plus the cost of film and development, so it isn't too terribly bad. But I do agree with you - photo editing is much more convenient, and free!

June 03, 2012 11:53 AM
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B&B - so glad you came back. Yes, you're right, the camera is inexpensive. I guess I hate carrying extra stuff around if I can do it at home on my computer :).

And thank you for the additional info in your previous comment.

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