Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Once Upon A Time In The West
Re-create the look of early photo printing techniques
| ||Here’s a photograph of my friend Dallas, which I took during the filming of one of my web television programs in Marrow Bone Springs, Texas. Dallas sure does look like a real cowpoke.|
Those black-and-white programs, for me, have a certain artistic look and feel. One reason is because they lack full color. When color is removed from a movie or a photograph, some of the reality is removed. When some of the reality is removed, the movie or photograph looks more artistic and more creative. The same goes for sharpness. Removing sharpness and detail can result in a more creative image.
So if ya got a hankerin’ for havin’ some good ol’ fun in your digital darkroom, you came to the right place. On the next few pages, we’ll take a look at how to re-create the look and feel of photographs that could have been taken yesteryear by removing some of the “reality” from the image. For these effects, I used Photoshop, Photoshop Elements and Apple Aperture—some within the applications themselves and some with plug-ins that work in the aforementioned applications.
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