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Photo filter style?

335 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 16, 2012 7:45 PM by Kirby Krieger RSS
Hamper Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 15, 2012 12:46 PM

Can somebody please tell me the difference between the kind of filters used in these photos:


First: 34x805.jpg



Second: 34x1051.jpg





The first has a sort of platinum look to it and the other is more realistic, I prefer the platinum!

MacBook (13-inch Late 2007), Mac OS X (10.7.3), 4GB 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,570 points)
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    Nov 15, 2012 8:49 PM (in response to Hamper)

    I don't use filters, but I can tell you that the first is excessively green and a bit under-saturated, and the second is slightly overly red.  If you want to replicate the style of the first photo, select "Temp and Tint" in the White Balance brick, and lower the Temp a good bit, then raise the Tint a little.

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,570 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 8:11 AM (in response to Hamper)

    I'm sorry -- I misunderstood you use of "filter".  I thought you meant it as used by programs such as Photoshop.  It now seems you mean an actual in-front-of-the-lens filter?


    In either case, there isn't enough information to tell, afaict.  The difference seems much more likely to come from carelessness than anything deliberate.

  • Aye Es Oh Level 2 Level 2 (330 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 8:50 AM (in response to Kirby Krieger)

    I managed to get something similar in Aperture by reducing the saturation, and changing the blue curve a bit.


    Screen Shot 2012-11-16 at 8.47.15 AM.png

  • Kirby Krieger Level 6 Level 6 (11,570 points)
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    Nov 16, 2012 7:45 PM (in response to Hamper)

    ALL photos are processed.  There is NOTHING -- really, truly, and importantly -- "real" about them.  What you see is the result of hundreds of thousands of hours of engineering.  If you like something, what you like is the result of choices made my engineers ahead of time and applied at the moment of exposure.


    You can live with those choices, or you can make your own.  But it is a mistake -- scientifically, aesthetically, and philosophically -- to think that those choices represent anything more "real" than other choices.  Leaving your digital camera files untouched does not make them "real" -- it just means how they look was decided by engineers who never saw the scene you attempted to record with a digital light recorder.


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