View Full Version : Sepia Edits.

11-04-2009, 03:40 PM
I have to do some Sepia toning on some photos for a project I am working on. With a lot of my work I just use a basic sepia toning method that is easy and simple. It produces a good result but not a perfect result. For this project I need to be as close to perfect as possible. This morning I took a trip to a friends studio. He still shoots film and can do real sepia in the darkroom. So he showed me a few portfolios of his sepia work over the years. I brought one home that is kinda old (its pushing 30 years) so I could compare its golden tones with my digital edits. I would post a photo of it but I am afraid that scanning it will ruin its fragile surface.

So here are my results. How do they look?







11-04-2009, 04:27 PM
Great Sephia tones! Although it looks like white is glowing but i understand its a hard to get white to edit right....ever. Well, for me anyways. lol

11-04-2009, 06:40 PM
Thanks. I was actually going for a "blown highlights look on most of them. I am going to print these test edits on metallic paper for a surreal "glow" effect

11-04-2009, 11:07 PM
Oh! Mmk! Like almost a "heaven" look to things to bring focus to them?

11-04-2009, 11:16 PM
Not really the heavenly look... Its hard to explain with out seeing a metallic print in person.

11-05-2009, 07:27 AM
Those are all very good, though for some reason (lighting, composition, I don't know), the first one looks just about perfect. Nice work.

11-05-2009, 08:47 AM
thanks BoB!

Drum Thumper
11-30-2009, 10:18 PM
Ok, so you do great work with the hotties. Lets see what you do with the frumpy girl next door types. :P

12-01-2009, 07:46 PM
Ok, so you do great work with the hotties. Lets see what you do with the frumpy girl next door types. :P

Frumpy girl next door types are the easiest... I let the competition photograph them..:eek::whistler: