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Lomography has become an art, the art of the old cheap film cameras from the 70′s, the Lomo, the Diana, the Holga, the Sardina, are just some of the models that have been revived to bring back the analog feeling to photography. These cameras were so imperfect, blurry lenses, inaccurate focus, primitive metering systems that made every picture a unique work of art, of course, a bit distorted from reality. Lomography brings back the reality distortion, and has made it a type of visual beauty. People have become bored from the perfection of digital cameras that they are exploring new ways of making images with personality with the Lomography cameras. I have used Lomography cameras for quite a while very fun, the downside is the developing costs. Every film roll costs around €10 plus the shots you want to have printed, each going for €1 or so. I was spending around €30-€50 a month on film print and development, although I enjoying it was leaving a small dent in my savings. So I decided to find a more economical way of shooting film style without the financial costs.
How to edit photos with the lomography effect
The most important thing for achieving a good lomography effect is having the right app. I personally recommend these which I use on my iPhone or iPad. It is not necessary to do any complicated retouching with Photoshop or anything like that, just a good app is enough.
These are my recommended apps, which I have both on my iPhone and iPad.
- Leme Cam
- Photo Toaster
- Camera Plus
- and of course Instagram
The best thing you can do is to shoot the pic with a camera other from your mobile so you can get better resolution. Even the iPhone 5 lacks the sharpness a good point and shoot or DSLR.
- Get digital stock photos from your digital camera or mobile
- Import the image to any of the recommended apps
- Edit crop and export
The following images were shot with the Canon S100 a 12.1 MP camera incredibly sharp and great optics, edited with Camera Plus.
I bought iMovie for the iPad almost a year ago, and have never used it until today that I dared to edit a video with it. I delayed using it because I thought it was going to be a pain in the ease to do the whole process, well it was the complet opposite. It took me less than 20 minutes to do a 2 min clip of my latest trip to Toledo in Spain.
I used video I shot with my Canon S100, so I just imported the video files through the dock connector to the iPad directly. I have a high speed SD card so import is pretty quick and a 64GB iPad with enough space to store video files.
I would say this is the future of video editing, using a touch screen interface. It makes much easier the video manipulation and eliminates the need of complex track balls and video editing jog wheels and controllers to do the job. At least with the iPad editing was fairly easy and intuitive.
This is how it looked when I was editing my latest video from my visit to Toledo, you can check the video below. It is not Spielberg quality but it does the job and at least I get to have a nice clip of my trip with cool elevator music.
iMovie edit workflow
1. Import video through dock connector or iTunes
2. Select the best clips
3. Open iMove project
4. Choose wether you want to do a trailer using the themes or or normal video edit
5. Drag the videos you want on the timeline
6. Retouch, cut, and add text or transitions.
7. Review and export
Video edited with iMovie for the iPad
From what I personally saw there were more than 500 people lining up in front of the Shibuya Apple Store during the iPad 2 launch day May 28th in Japan. Many of them had been lining up for more than 12 hours since the day before. They stayed over night, with folding chairs, sleeping bags and cushions, not even the cold weather and rain sent them home! This was how badly people wanted the iPad 2 in Japan. I wouldn’t even call that macfans, but mac junkies!
Why would these people want an iPad so badly?
So last March Admob a mobile advertising company acquired by Google released some interesting research results about the tablet pc aka the iPad. Most of the results were based on the iPad since this tablet has 85% of the market share.
From the study I was not surprised to see that the vast majority of users use the iPad for, guess what, gaming!! 84% of the tablet users are just using it to play. On the other hand another result concluded that 59% of the respondents spend more time each day on their tablet than, guess what, reading a paper book. Well at least some users are saving some paper.
Here is the breakdown of the iPad usage:
- Playing games 84%
- Searching for information 78%
- Emailing 74%
- Reading the news 61%
- Accessing a social network56%
- Consuming entertainment 51%
- Reading ebooks 46%
- Shopping online 42%
- Other 19%
On the other hand from another study from what the App market shows games are on the 1st place with 58% of the store downloads. Supply and demand clearly shows that games are the most profitable applications because they have the biggest market. And most of these games are puzzles, action and adventure software. If you ask me what I think about games, I would say its just a waste of time. I have been there, with the PS, Nintendo and iPhone. All I can say, I could have used my money and time better. Anyways some people might say that games contribute to developing certain skills, however I might disagree to some point.
With more than 20 million iPads since its launch and hundreds of millions of iPhones out there, the gaming market is huge, I just wonder how many of those games are really productive.