Monday, December 26, 2016

Digital Moments: Art Filters

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Pop Art art filter super-saturates colors, creating brighter, more vivid photographs
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Pin Hole art filter darkens the outer edges of a photograph, akin to the images you would capture using a pin-hole camera
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Grainy Film art filter produces a gritty black-and-white film quality images
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Cross Process art filter changes the color and contrast of subjects as done in the film world where color slides are processed using color negative chemicals or in reverse
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Gentle Sepia art filter gives your images a yellowed black and white color cast, a vintage or old fashioned feel
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Dramatic Tone art filter simulates the look of High Dynamic Range (HDR) digital photography.
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Key Line art filter  enhances the edge lines of the image to make it look more like an illustration
Olympus Pen E-P5, Olympus M.60mm f/2.8 Macro
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*.orf RAW File as uploaded
Art Filters
What are Art Filters? Art Filters are pre-formatted edits that you can use to help enhance your images to a higher creative level, giving your image the professional edge that you may have set your aspirations to, and a product that is more easily related to and identifiable with a specific photo-finishing genre. Many current digital camera models carry this functionality, with those from different manufacturers categorizing the product under different monikers.

For Olympus E-camera system, Art Filters are available both as an in-camera setting and as a RAW Development tool on the accompanying image editing software, Olympus Viewer 3 (OV3). This tool works only on *.orf RAW files. While I have yet to use the Art Filter as an in-camera option, I have always opted for the Art Filter effect during post-processing of the image. Images are only curated with Art Filter effect if it helps to bring them out of their off-grid condition. These are the Art Filter choices I normally experiment with on OV3.



Resource Links:
Post-Processing Tips for Beginners
Digital Photo Editing Workflow

Monday, December 19, 2016

Analog Diary: Images On Expired Film #1

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Olympus Pen EE-S, D.Zuiko 28mm f/3.5
Olympus Pen EE-S
Sorting Out The Images
It was a while back when I took the Olympus Pen EE-S and a roll of expired film down to where I hang-out for my sales. Had the roll developed, scanned, but kept aside and was completely forgotten because I missed uploading it to the image editor. To cut the story short, I came across the folder only just recently, opened it up and uploaded the images to the desktop, sieved my way through a lot of mostly murky and muddy images and decided to edit a few for this posting. Expired films do not become useless as soon as it passes past the expiry date. Some can last years, or even decades, past their expiry date as long as they’re carefully stored. Heat and radiation are the main culprits that will eventually turn the film into a fogged mess.



Resource Links:
Take up film photography in the digital age
Film Photography and the Future of Camera-based Art

Monday, December 12, 2016

Mobile Photography: Keeping Company

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Nokia Lumia 720: Keeping Company, The drive
Map of the Southern tip of Peninsular Malaysia
Keeping Company
I did a lot of commuting as part of my job spec a couple of years ago. I was stationed in Johor Bharu for about six months, that was after a previous stint of six months in Kuala Selangor. For Kuala Selangor, it was a daily drive to and fro from my home to work, but for the Johor Bahru stint, it was a weekly drive routine back to my family for the weekend.

Johor Bahru is slightly over 300 kilometers from Kelana Jaya, where my family is. It about three and a half hours to commute the distance by road, probably as tedious time wise to fly, and is another waste to spend the night there on Sundays, which will, of course, shorten the weekend. These are a few of the images that kept me company.



Resource Links:
12 Mobile Photography Tips Every Photographer Should Know Travel Wisely: 7 Mobile Photography Secrets for Your Next Trip - Enlight Leak

Sunday, December 11, 2016

FilmCamerasAndMore is Re-building

FilmCamerasAndMore is re-building itself. For Sale items are now listed on the vertical column to your right! Blog posts will hopefully be something to digest!

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