RETRO TONE

How to evoke 19th-century pho­tog­ra­phy with 21st-century tech­nol­ogy and tech­niques

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You can ap­ply a sepia-toned ef­fect with your Nikon’s Mono­chrome Pic­ture Con­trol, but you’ll get more au­then­tic ef­fects by pro­cess­ing the im­age yourself on the com­puter. You will need to find the right kind of sub­ject, of course. Mod­ern cars, cloth­ing and signs can spoil the ef­fect, so choose your fram­ing care­fully and be pre­pared to clone out any 21st- century anachro­nisms. There is a half-hid­den no­tice board at the top of these steps, but it’s not too ob­vi­ous in the fi­nal im­age. Rod Law­ton used Google Ana­log Efex Pro to cre­ate this pic­ture, but you could achieve sim­i­lar re­sults in Pho­to­shop or El­e­ments with a lit­tle work.

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