Christopher Grey: Creating a High-Key, Retro Look

© 2012 Christopher Grey

© 2012 Christopher Grey

Learn how to create portraits with the look and feel of 70’s film photography with a technique by Christopher Grey.

He writes, “Back in the ’70s, high speed color transparency film was push-processed to increase contrast and grain. Images were often made with a soft focus filter on the lens, to lend an air of mystery to the image that went with the times. Soft focus filters do not work well with digital cameras – the effect is just not the same and looks, well, awful. That puts the burden on us to replicate the effect, digitally, and to contemporize the look in the process.”

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