In search for something awesome, we came across this Hard Lomo Action by blacklacestock. This free Photoshop Action has been around the internet for quite sometime already. In fact, we’re really not the first one to be blogging this. But I bet none of them really bothered to try them.
What is Lomography (Lomo)? Lomography is style of pop photography based around the quirky cameras by the Austrian camera manufacturer known as Lomo. There are several camera types that fall under the lomography genre. Among some of the more popular, are the Diana and Holga. These cameras, and (all of them in the Lomo line) are usually poor technical cameras. They are inexpensive, plastic and often have light leaks, poor alignment of their lenses or other defects, which makes it a cool signature look.
Nowadays, with the help of modern cameras auto settings (such as auto color correct, auto white balance, auto expossure compensation, blah, blah, blah.. ) taking photos to perfection is definitely easier than it was before. And we can thank the digital era for that.
Recreating that “defect”
We can still achieve this “defect” effects with the help of photo enhancing application filters. There are several of such that can be found on the internet, but this PS Action got us curious as it has been featured by everyone. And again, most sites only feature them but did not bother testing them.
And that we’ll do. Much to our dismay, none of our own photos (on hand as of press time) worked out for this filter. It’s either this PS Action is not as good as advertised, or we have horrible photos and this PS Action can’t comprehend to the level of crapyness of our photos (on hand as of press time).
So in order to get a better review of this PS Action, we borrowed some of the photos of our favorite fashion photographer: Oliver Ian Ebol. You can check out most of his shots on Instagram (@nekrataal) and his website: www.oliverebol.com/ . By the way, his shots are already fantastic as they were. Check out the images below and tell us what you think.
You can also download it here in case the original link won’t be available in the near future.