I’ve seen quite a few photos with this strange look. If you’ve browsed my Lomographs gallery over at SmugMug, chances are you’ve probably seen them too. The cheap plastic cameras I sometimes enjoy using produce images similar to this one. Bold vignetting and odd color schemes abound when you use Lomo, Diana and Holga cameras. But this photo isn’t in my Lomographs gallery. Instead it’s in the Street Photography gallery; because, believe it or not, this was taken with a Canon 7D!
You can primarily thank Nill PhotoFX’s Toxic Sunny action set and Topaz Adjust’s Lomo 2 filter for this classic look and feel. A Rokinon fisheye lens held at a slightly oblique angle got the initial shot.
Whenever I make a photo shot with a fancy dslr look like it was taken with a “toy” camera, it always feels like I’m breaking some photography rule or other. But sometimes in defining yourself as a tog, you may find yourself venturing into unfamiliar if not uncharted waters. And you know what? That’s just fine. :)
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