How to take such photos?


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zactora

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http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_TPyl1GT-4YQ/SerA0P2WVHI/AAAAAAAABmE/ts8VqE1X40Q/s1600-h/CM+Capture+30.jpg

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_TPyl1GT-4YQ/SerA0PyLKRI/AAAAAAAABl8/FFBrCsSdIeU/s1600-h/CM+Capture+31.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_TPyl1GT-4YQ/SerAz2WFC3I/AAAAAAAABl0/OyrNjc9GxRo/s1600-h/CM+Capture+32.jpg

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_TPyl1GT-4YQ/SerAz1qtjfI/AAAAAAAABlk/2LgRVJojNY0/s1600-h/CM+Capture+34.jpg

I will be going to Tokyo this coming June and would really love to take such dreamy washed-out photos while I'm there. Please let me know what technique, camera, film/slide or accessories I would require in order to achieve such an effect!

Cameras I have at the moment:
1) Nikon D40X
2) Lomo Fisheye

Thanks! :)
 

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GavinTing

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PRetty sure there are some photoshop filters to do that
 

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You need a terribly hazed Leica Summarit f1.5 uncoated lens :D

Okay, that's probably not realistic for your current setup :bsmilie:
You could try searching the internet for reviews on ultra low contrast Nikon lenses (I don't use Nikon, i'm not an expert). Alternatively, search for adaptors which allow old lenses to be used with Nikon. Pick uncoated lenses if possible.

What you are looking for is probably a lo-fi type of image. So search for really crummy lens. Maybe you would like one with haze.
 

IamJeFfy

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i bet its taken with a 'lomo' camera.

square format could be holga or the plastic bird.
the rest could also be from a holga with a 35mm adapter.
 

estel

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use the lowest quality lens you have, with a dirty filter and no lens hood, with some luck you'd get the effect you need.

:)
 

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I will be going to Tokyo this coming June and would really love to take such dreamy washed-out photos while I'm there. Please let me know what technique, camera, film/slide or accessories I would require in order to achieve such an effect!
you can start by looking for dirty windows to look out of.....
 

estel

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and don't forget to stand facing the sun.
 

HeiPiGu

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With your UV filter on, put your lens into the fridge. After some time, take the lens out to shoot. Sure can get those fogged out effect....but must shoot faster before the 'effect' wears out :bsmilie:
 

maximize

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erm.... is this a trick question from TS? but i am sure there is some photoshop filters that can achieve such an effect. but to take the effect using the camera... if not i'm sure there is also some kinda filters that would add haze and color filters to give you the effect too. p
 

ortega

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get a used plastic bag and put over your lens
or shoot from inside the tour bus, make sure the sun light is falling on your lens to create lens flare
 

cabbySHE

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More like the result of an uncoated plain lens which is common/characteristic to produce flare/ghosting and glare when shooting against the light source. Results like from glass lens instead of plactic. Or could be from an old camera which has got its lens fully grown with fungus thereby behaving like an in-lens diffuser. I'd got some neglected lenses are in such situation, way beyond salvation.

But...thinking of going all the way to Japan to get this typr of result ? Hmm...:cool:
 

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iliketea

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the 4th picture... that's the effect of plastic lens... A diana or holga can do that.. =)
 

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cabbySHE

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Don't worry zac, time will come when nature will heed your call of a dreamy vision and your wish will be realized with a pair of eyes that sees dreamy vision wherever, in the mean time enjoy the sharp and crisp vision first.:bsmilie:
 

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