Monday, July 16, 2012
Fun and Games with Art Filters
Dramatic Tone tends to make, well, for dramatic tones in the photo. The problem with Dramatic Tone is that the contrast and tone are too dramatic for my taste. The one feature of this art filter I do like is how it pulls details out of both the shadows and highlights. But like Pop Art, a little Dramatic Tone can go a long way. I also noticed that Dramatic Tone tends to kill fine detail, something I spend a lot of time trying to preserve in post processing.
I'll try to work with Dramatic Tone a bit more, incorporating cloudy skies and some downtown architecture. That seems to be what everyone else uses Dramatic Tone for, so I'll give it a try. But after that I don't know. I wish I could get a Pen that allows much finer control over the art filter presets, especially Dramatic Tone. I would especially like a black and white version of Dramatic Tone.
Taken with the E-PL2 and the M.Zuiko 14-42mm using the art filters and various aspect ratios. Taken straight from the camera and posted here.