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John R
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« on: January 22, 2009, 05:45:30 AM »
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Waht do you think of this type of image. Very Simple. Orton style image. One shot in focus, normal aperture, half exposure; second shot out of focus, wide open aperture, half exposure. two shots then blended. Used to do the same with slides, so is old technique. Works for some subjects but not for others.

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« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2009, 02:56:48 AM »
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Well it definitely gives the look of a painting... love the saturated colours!

Mike.
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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2009, 06:10:46 AM »
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Well it definitely gives the look of a painting... love the saturated colours!

Mike.
Thanks Mike. Yes it can increase saturation. But the main thing the Orton process does is impart a surreal or painterly look to images, and if used judiciously, it works well.
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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2009, 10:48:53 AM »
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Thanks Mike. Yes it can increase saturation. But the main thing the Orton process does is impart a surreal or painterly look to images, and if used judiciously, it works well.
I think you have used it judiciously and that it does work well. Lovely colours.

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« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2009, 02:48:14 PM »
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Quote from: John R
Waht do you think of this type of image. Very Simple. Orton style image. One shot in focus, normal aperture, half exposure; second shot out of focus, wide open aperture, half exposure. two shots then blended. Used to do the same with slides, so is old technique. Works for some subjects but not for others.

John R

Half exposure?  Do you do that with digital or just do a funky blend mode?
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« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2009, 04:16:22 PM »
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Half exposure?  Do you do that with digital or just do a funky blend mode?
There are essentially two methods. I suggest you look it up here at http://www.andregallant.com/new_galleries/...s/montages.html And for many wonderful examples look here: http://www.stephenpatterson.com/

1) take two images, one everexposed abt 1/3 to 1/2, in focus and at desired aperture. Second exposure taken 1/2-2/3 overexposed and OUT-OF-FOCUS at largest aperture available, like 5.6-1.8. Bracket and practice as there is no sure way to see how the blend will work. Then take two images and blend or overlay. Watch the magic appear. This method creates a more painterly and subtle result and comes from the slide film era and is still used today.
2) In any PP program, take image and duplicate a layer (try on light images with as little black as possible) Leave first layer alone. On second layer, apply gausian blur to taste, abt 10-20 % and then blend, overlay, or use multiply feature. Watch the magic appear. On both layers, adjust levels to taste.

Finally, a word of advice: this can easily be overdone and look gimmicky, so select images that will work and are inkeeping with the statement you want to make with your photographs.

John R.
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