Lomo, Holga, Polaroids and cheapo cameras:
Lo-fi cameras offer amazing aesthetic for a photo. Lomos are notorious for high contrast and high color images and Polaroids are well known for a retro spontaneity no other camera can mimic. If your goal is a perfect photo with exact color and proportion, then don’t use these cameras but if you’re all about fun then by all means GO LO-FI!
Digital Lomo? Yes!
Check out these turtorials:
Fake Lomo for digital photography
Fake Cross processed photo
holga with flash and also the night flash look – (Psychic Heart)
lomo fisheye – (boboniaa)
*I bought my lomo and holga at www.ilovelomo.com
Fun holga option: If you use a Holga get some foam and tape, and lets load the camera with 35mm film! To start, completely tape up the red window on the back panel with electrical tape or duct tape (gaffers tape). Put the foam (or paper, or whatever) on either side of the roll of film (left side of camera) and tape the beginning of the film to the spool on the other side. Make sure its more or less in the center, so the film goes across the middle of the camera. Close the camera, forward three full turns and start shooting! Every time you take a photo, forward the film 3 turns of the knob or for double exposures or panorama, less. Now here’s the tricky part. To unload the film, either take the CLOSED camera to a film lab who will definitely have a changing bag, and have them unload and rewind it for you. Or do what I do, and go into a closet, put a towel at the bottom of the door, and do it yourself (and quickly). I’ve done this with lots of cameras, tons of times and never ruined a roll, but there IS light in your closet that you cant see, so be fast.