TIPS FOR BOUDOIR PHOTOSESSIONS
Boudoir photography is a niche in portrait photography, combining the features of portraiture, fashion, art, glamorous and erotic photography. A great way to capture sexy, sensual, stylish images of women…

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DARE TO SEE THE SUN IN THE FACE, OR HOW TO REMOVE AGAINST THE LIGHT
Many photographers, especially beginners, do not risk taking pictures against the sun, fearing either damage to the camera or ugly photos. However, if you shoot in the backlight according to…

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HOW TO CONTROL THE TONES OF THE BACKGROUND BY CONTROL THE LIGHT
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CREATING DIGITAL PHOTOS – YOUR PHOTO TIME MACHINE

Photography is a human collective past, which is a huge visual archive of various techniques, techniques and creative processes. Each print – a daguerreotype, a Polaroid photo, the brightest HDR photo – is part of our common visual language.

With a huge raw-file at hand, modern photographers strive for a new application of historical image styles in their own works. Some masters use photographic technologies of the past – ambrotypia, technicolor, anastigmat lens. Currently, there are many tools to simulate notable, sometimes even esoteric, photographic processes.

How to age a digital photo
Oliver Anderson beat tap dance on the streets of New Orleans for many years. He was photographed on 55 P / N Polaroid film for an exhibition in the gallery dedicated to characters in the picturesque French quarter during Mardi Gras. Alien Skin Exposure X software and its extensive library of old film emulations and retro movies were used to connect Oliver Anderson’s image with his folk dance style, with the historic district where he lived. In Exposure X, the Pinhole camera preset creates the effect of using this vintage simple device. Alien Skin plugins let you recreate artifacts that a real pinhole camera gives to your photo. Also, in the processing of Anderson’s photo to simulate photos of the second half of the 19th century, sepia toning was used in Photoshop CS6

How to age a digital photo
In 1992, in honor of the 500th anniversary of the discovery of America, photo artist Jim Kornfield worked on creating an image for the upcoming television program about Columbus. The original was shot on Kodak 120 Ektachrome film with a 180 mm Hasselblad lens and Zeiss Softar filter. Soft light conveyed a sense of antiquity, while not obscuring the subject. Of course, at the time of Columbus, photography did not exist. Kornfield in this photo used the 19th century photographic genre, which used models in ancient costumes as historical figures or mythological characters. For post-processing, tools from the Alien Skin Exposure X software were used, including their presets of Calotype black and white films, as well as variable vignetting, artificial scratches and an uneven edge. All this reinforced the illusion of this interesting Victorian genre.

Why use retro design?

Let’s look at a few examples of using the aging technique of digital photography.

How to age a digital photo
Totally nude Victorian style photo. A clear monochrome original of this image was processed in Photoshop CS6 and then using the Tiffen Dfx4 filter set. This kit contains the Soft / FX tool, one of several that imitate the famous Tiffen glass filter line.

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CREATING DIGITAL PHOTOS - YOUR PHOTO TIME MACHINE
Photography is a human collective past, which is a huge visual archive of various techniques, techniques and creative processes. Each print - a daguerreotype, a Polaroid photo, the brightest HDR…

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