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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Playing with the mood of a photo

After looking through the images I took during my antique camera photo shoot, I thought it might be fun to pick one and try to play with the tone of the image. I wanted to keep the effect subtle, but still give it a bit of a mood. For this tone I chose to draw from the look of film developed in the 70's. Here's a tutorial of the techniques I used to achieve these results.

Here's the original photo

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8 comments:

sunmamma said...

Very nice processing!! It's perfect for this picture!

celestefrittata said...

Great tutorial!
Thanks for sharing your tips :-)

Megan Wolfe said...

Very cool indeed! Will have to try this. :D Thanks for sharing!

Amy Kingman said...

Thank you, ladies. :) Happy to share! I spend enough time learning from other people's tutorials, thought I should contribute a bit as well.

Sue said...

Nicely done. I def notice the difference in the tone of the photo. In fact, i sense a bit of attitude from the duaflex. :)

Amy Kingman said...

Thanks, Sue! :) Yeah, I really wanted it to be subtle, going less for a "throwback effect" and more for a subtle tone shift that the viewer wouldn't necessarily recognize as a "processing filter" Something that still felt pretty natural which is why I didn't scratch it up or add any grain. And dude, you're spot on, that Duaflex has some SERIOUS attitute. ;)

Sara Therese said...

You missed your calling as a teacher. :) Very cool stuff, as always from you.

Sue said...

weekend photo challenge?
I changed my url so check it out
http://www.honeypie1.blogspot.com/