Thursday, August 27, 2020

Digital Lomography

It could be said that the term 'digital lomography' is an oxymoron because 'Lomography' refers to photography with cheap/ plastic film cameras (like the Lomo).

For me, it means letting go of preconceptions — giving up any pretence of making 'artistic' photographs and just enjoying the process, letting random chance dictate the shapes and colours that appear in the frame.

A basic consumer-model digital camera is perfect for this, and a lot cheaper than film. There are no limits to the numbers of pictures you can take, less inhibition about pressing the shutter.

The two cameras featured are Canon SD780 (1) and Hitachi HDC-1491E (2-6).