Film Look in a Digital World.

Since the invention of photography we had been able to view and appreciate the images on paper. This process was the combination of a negative film converted into positive medium (paper). I learned to work on a dark room and to process and develop film.  For me an image is finished when I saw it as a print, but we are in a digital age and with computers, tablets and smartphones most of the images never made it as a print. I like to process my images like I used to do it on the dark room. Some of the tools that I use a lot in Photoshop are the Dodge & Burn. Using this tool well will ensure you with a distintive look on your images. The other tool that I love to use is Alienskin Exposure. This plug-in for Photoshop or Lightroom will duplicate most (if not all) of the film looks ever produced, from the beginnings negative films (daguerrotype), color (Kodak Portra, Fuji Reala), black & white (Kodak Tri-X, Fuji, Ilford, Agfa), slide (Kodachrome, Ektachrome, Fuji Velvia & Reala)  and polaroid. One of the great features of Exposure is that you can customize the presets to your taste and doing this you can enlarge your library of film looks.

Below are some examples of the un-processed Raw Files and the final processed image.

Raw File from camera.

Slide Filter applied with Alienskin.

Raw File from camera.

Raw file from camera.

Darkened background using Dodge tool to enhance the image.

Raw file from camera.

Raw file from camera.

Antique color filter applied and Dodged corners

Antique color filter applied and Dodged corners.

Raw file from camera.

Raw file from camera.

Antique filter applied & dodged the walls, the benches and arcs.

Raw file straight from camera.

Converted to B & W using Exposure presets.

Raw file from camera.

Antique color filter applied with Alienskin Exposure, cropped and dodge on the trees and floor and burned a littler bit the face for more detail. The flare of the left was a positive mistake.

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