ASSIGNMENT+TIP #36 VINTAGE PHOTOS
For this month’s assignment we chose something different.
Inspired by the exhibition ‘Salt and Silver’ currently showing at Tate Britain, we thought it would be interesting to see some ‘analogue’ photos from you.
The subject will be your choice completely, it doesn’t really have to be an analogue photo but it has to look like one for sure. So dust off your old cameras and some film rolls, or your Photoshop and Lightroom filters, if you prefer, and start playing!
Most of us at LSP have seen the analogue to digital change happen. Gone are the darkroom days with red lights and the smell of chemicals – some of us still do it with home kits – replaced now by hours spent post processing on Lightroom and Photoshop.
Analogue photography will never die. Lomography, for example, is very alive and it is possible to find cameras and films at their own shop and several other places like the Photographers Gallery and Urban Outfitters.
Processing your own film and enlarging your own photographs is also possible in darkroom facilities around London and if you have never experienced the magic of seeing images appearing on paper in a darkroom, we can only say one thing: GO! Do it! You’ll love it!
Turning your digital photographs into vintage looking images has never been easier with the help of mobile phone and tablet apps as well as Photoshop actions and Lightroom presets. We list some of them for you bellow.
IOS and Android Photo apps: Instagram, Hipstamatic, VSOCam, NoFinder, ShakeItPhoto.
Photoshop Actions: Old Film, Vintage Pro, Lomo, Glory Days, Vintage Light Leak, Orange Tones, Retro Filters. And here is a guide on How to Save, Share, Download, and Install Custom Photoshop Actions.
Lightroom Presets: Analogue Love 1, Analog, Holga, Summer, Aged B&W print, Everything Bundle. And here is a guide on How to Install Lightroom Presets.
And here is a quick Photoshop tutorial on how to turn your images into sepia tone:
1- Open your image
2- Pop up the Hue / Saturation Window ( Image – Adjustments – Hue/Saturation)
3- Tick the option “Colorize”
4- Write “42” on Hue value
5- Adjust saturation level to your taste
Send us your images for a chance to win an Evening Workshop at LSP.
Please submit your photos here (A maximum of 3 images per person)
Deadline: 31st May 2015.
Photo credit: Jody Ake