Exercise: Creative Interpretation

I took this photo and played with it in Photoshop, and then used Lightroom presets.

This is the original, opened and re-sized in Photoshop, which suggested a more old fashioned look would suit the model, who is a little “Bette Davies”-

My manual sepia isn’t quite as convincing as the Lightroom preset further down-

..but the sixties look is OK-
Sixties film_1587

..and then a black and white forties Hollywood look, which is my favourite-
Thirties BW_1587

This is the original, opened in Lightroom,

Next I tried to find a sixties colour film preset, which comes across as faded, unsaturated-

Then I applied a sepia toned preset –

..and finally a Lightroom black and white preset-

No doubt that Lightroom presets with further exposure, highlight and shadow tweaking, provides the better results, and much more quickly than I can do it. The modified presets can also be saved for re-use.

I avoided using the filter gallery in Photoshop which is too gimmicky for my taste.

About watlvry

Flaneur for my own ailments; government and corporate hypocrisy; guitar stuff; the music business; home made videos featuring home made tunes played at home; a bit of golf; and of course photography. Specifically "art" photography (doesn't exist) and contemporary photography ( sadly does exist in all its grotesque reality).
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