Do you ever find yourself doing something mundane when all of a sudden a photography technique idea pops into your head? I love when that happens. My photographer friend has been talking a lot recently about finding NEW ways to process images that is totally different. I think he has a unique style all to his own already but sometimes you just want to reinvent yourself, I guess.
I like the idea of finding something NEW or finding YOUR OWN STYLE but that’s a really tough thing to invent something out of the blue.
It seems we end up using techniques that are the latest & greatest or we take ideas from other photographers and see if we are able emulate them and put our own spin on them. Sometimes it can be a challenge to find your niche…your own perfect style. With that all being said I find myself trying to think of a new way to process a photo with the available techniques that are out there but change it up a little.
Tonight I used my friend as inspiration. I wanted a darker “darker” & “grittier” way of processing “just because that’s what I was I was in the mood for.”
I couldn’t tell you if this is how others create a darker/grittier style for their photos but the idea of how I wanted to re-process this came to me so I went with it. I tried something similar before but never liked the look of it and with tonight’s idea added to the process I was able to come up with something I really do like.
The style may not be for everyone but it was really what I was hoping to achieve today!
ME: ORIGINAL / NEW PROCESSING / NEW PROCESSING WITH TEXTURE /ALMOST COMPLETELY DESATURATED
MY FRIEND LEE: ORIGINAL / NEW PROCESSING