Montacute House is an Elizabethan mansion in the South West of England. I was there on a pretty dull and overcast day, but I thought the way the sky was reflected in the windows, the texture of the stone facade and the overhanging branches might make an effective composition, even though the image straight from the camera didn’t look interesting at all.Here’s a … [Read more...] about Montacute House in moody monochrome with split toning
A more complex type of toning where two colours are used not one – shadows are tinted with one tone and highlights with another. The results can be very effective, though it’s not always easy to find good-looking toning combinations and split toning doesn’t work with all images.
I felt this scene needed to be captured with a deep, brooding intensity, and I particularly wanted to hold on to the textured cloud detail in the sky. Capturing a DNG file with Lightroom Mobile gave all the processing leeway needed.Well, I actually think you can. I like taking pictures with my iPhone. It’s partly a practical thing, as it’s the camera I always have with me. … [Read more...] about Can you really take proper pictures with a smartphone?
Split toning effects can subtly combine cool and warm tones in the highlights and shadows.Black and white toning effects can add a depth and an atmosphere to a photo that plain black and white doesn’t always achieve.Traditionally, toning was carried out in the darkroom, but now it can be reproduced digitally.Increasingly, though, photo-editing applications have … [Read more...] about Split toning explained
Split toning is a more advanced variation on the old technique of toning. It applies a different coloured tone to the shadows and the highlights in the picture, producing an interesting graded colour effect. It's often used to give images a subtle, 'fine art' look, but it's not always easy to get right.Split toning explainedIt's much easier to do digitally, of course, … [Read more...] about How to use the Lightroom Split Toning feature