The Ten Golden Rules of Lomography

The Ten Golden Rules of Lomography

Creator: Lompgraphy is an art movement that encourages users to “speak in photos and know no boundaries in our mission to snapshot every corner of the world.” (Wikipedia)

Purpose: “Our 10 Golden Rules – they’re the very essence of our “Don’t Think, Just Shoot” motto! After all, Lomography is all about having fun while taking good pictures, so memorise them by heart or break all the rules; either way, be ready to throw your photography inhibitions away!” (Lomography website)

The Ten Golden Rules of Lomography

  1. Take your camera everywhere you go
  2. Use it any time – day and night
  3. Lomography is not an interference in your life, but part of it
  4. Try the shot from the hip
  5. Approach the objects of your Lomographic desire as close as possible
  6. Don’t Think (William Firebrace)
  7. Be fast
  8. You don’t have to know beforehand what you captured on film
  9. Afterwards either
  10. Don’t worry about any rules



Complete manifesto with descriptions and photos on

Lomography on Wikipedia


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