Putting Myself in the Picture

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The Victorians often displayed their photographs in albums with elaborate mounts. The frame above comes from one such album and I couldn’t resist inserting my own photograph into it. It’s easy to produce sepia-style photographs, pinhole photographs (see photo below) and other styles from years gone by with modern software. One of the best is Nik Silver FX, now available for free from Google though sadly it seems Google bought Nik out with no intention of continuing development of the tools. ON1 Photo also has a good selection of old photo effects though it’s relatively expensive to buy.

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3 thoughts on “Putting Myself in the Picture”

  1. Oooooh Sam. The top one looks weird. Can’t quite put my finger on why. Maybe it looks like a medic in a psychiatric hospital because of the collarless shirt. Shows how you can contour up quite unexpected feelings with just one image.

    1. I went for the collarless shirt to try and look more Victorian. (Unless I was a medic in a psychiatric hospital in a previous life!) The resolution of the images isn’t great on the blog but I’m working on a fix for that.

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