A different take on selective coloring. Sometimes it\’s what you \’un-color\’ that makes the biggest impact.
One thing to take away from this tutorial is step #9. Using Black and White color filters to remove strong, over saturated hues is a great trick to have in your back pocket. The rest will just turn your brain to mush.
The original technique invented by Michael Orton was to overlay two or more images of an identical scene with very different exposures on slide film. One image is sharply focused and the others are very out of focus.
Let me just start by saying…shoot 30, use 5. It is a lot easier to dump the extra pics than to reshoot to get the ones you need. Oh…and have a plan! Go into your shot having an idea what your finished picture is going to look like.
Summer DayÂ² was kind of a happy accident. You never know what you\’re going to get with Decim8. This time it worked in my favor.
A graphic approach by Jeff White