After surfing around awhile, hoping to find a used lomo for cheap, I instead found an interesting photo manipulation technique. I first found a Photoshop action to “lomo-ize” photos—basically pumping up the saturation and vignetting (darkening) the edges. Honestly, I wasn’t impressed. But then I found a link to an article on Dooce’s page, and this made me sit down and play for a while:
Here’s a nifty photo I took of a bee on some flowers:
Here’s the same photo after tweaking it with Dooce’s not-so-secret recipe:
Works well on portraits, but I think it looks pretty spiffy here, too.