Yesterday I said that I wanted to try and take shots using the sepia filter so I decided to try and use it whilst I was wandering around near Canary Wharf. Initially, I thought I’d done a good job when I suddenly decided that my shots would look better more intense. To do this, I ramped up the contrast and the saturation & lowered the exposure. As you can see, the placid sepia that was there before turned into a rich sea of deep orange. Notice between the two the difference in the shadows of the buildings and the tones of orange in the skies.
Sepia was a difference experience compared to black and white, a combination of feelings of retro, vintage and cool would be how I’d describe using it. I guess I’m starting to become more and more immersed in photography; I’m using jargon more and more without feeling like I have absolutely no idea what I’m talking about, I have more of an idea what I want from a shot in terms of brightness, exposure, contrast and saturation as well as the finer details & my editing skills, although sketchy at times, are getting better so overall, I have a lot to be positive about this experience, sepia FTW!