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I don't know what exactly it is but it's some kind of a blur, color separation, fuzziness and i guess it's caused by the lens.

I marked it in this image below:

Dat Cool Artifact

  • It can probably be achieved by using a very bad/damaged lens... – user29608 Mar 2 '17 at 9:54
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    it is not right. what ever it is. it is not right. it should NOT be achieved, EVER. I hold you personally responsible for permanently scaring my psyche. – Alaska Man Mar 2 '17 at 10:08
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    The black "hills" at the bottom look to be caused by fingers over the lens or possibly the flash. – Olin Lathrop Mar 2 '17 at 13:02
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This looks like a scan of an analog photo?

What i see here is blur (probably caused by a missed focus and/or a cheap compact film camera), chromatic aberration (colour fringing) (a lens defect), excessive contrast leading to over- and underexposed areas (a lighting problem), and shadows.

The left circled area shows just normal shadow, caused by the flash exposure, the arrow points to a shadow which may be caused by some obstruction, like a finger in front of the flash or lens maybe.

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After a long time, i finally found out how to achieve this without modifying the lens on a DSLR. Google has a free program called Nik Collection, with that I achieved similar results:

sorry for the middle finger tho...

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Nevermind, found it! Here it is:

Coma Aberration

It's called "Coma Aberration", but still don't know how to achieve it :/

Source: [Lens Characteristics: Flare, Ghosting and Aberration]

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    I'm sure it's not coma aberration. Come aberration isn't an effect or filter. It's an aberration caused by the lens. – Janardan S Mar 2 '17 at 13:05
  • To achieve it, you need a badly designed/constructed lens. – Janardan S Mar 2 '17 at 13:14
  • I think ths' answer is correct – Janardan S Mar 2 '17 at 13:44
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    It's probably a combination of "all of the above." Particularly Spherical Aberration, Chromatic Aberration, and Astigmatism. – Michael C Mar 2 '17 at 14:27
  • None of the pictures in this answer are correct for the aberrations named. – Brandon Dube Dec 8 '17 at 18:31

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