But what do you do if you cannot be bothered to actually buy a Lomo camera?
Enter the 21st century: What we can’t do with cameras, we’ll replicate digitally! The upside of this is that there are quite a few different ways to Lomotomize* a photo!
The hard-core version of lomotomising a photo is to just build a digital Lomo. Not for the faint of heart, I must say, but it’s a funny project! If you are into your slightly more obscure cameras, you could try a Digital Holga, of course.
If you aren’t quite up for that challenge, you could try to replicate the Lomo effect in Photoshop manually (or like this), or if you’re a lazy sod, there’s even a plug-in that does it all for you – with less control and creative input, of course, but to be honest you don’t have that much control over what a real Lomo camera does to your photos either.
*) As I’m writing this, my fantastic pun has never been used before: the word Lomotomize or its UK spelling equivalent Lomotomise don’t exist in Google! I feel very special for having invented a new word!
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