How do I get this polaroid/vintage effect? Help! Pics Included.

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  1. lover.mk

    lover.mk TPF Noob!

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    Hi all!
    How would one go about getting this sort of effect in my photography? Is it a certain filter or shutter change?
    I love the look but have no idea how achieve it :( I'd appreciate your expertise/suggestions!

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    you have to log on to view these pics . . .
     
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    ^thanks for letting me know gordon77, all fixed !
     
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    They look like regular images shot on film. So just shoot film :wink:
    The first one has the yellow tone because it was shot without flash on film which is not tungsten balanced.
     
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    Thanks manfromh :)
    the problem is I'm sure the photographer uses a digital camera, any idea how?
     
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    Alex_B No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    well, as stated, that is just shot on film, first one without flash (the lack of a filter makes it quite warm), second one with flash.


    well, I do get similar images digitally ... can you post an image that you took digitally and think it looks different?
     
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    looks like straight forward indoor shots without having the White balance set properly....
     
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    These are from the same camera and photographer (source: theskullset)

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    Well, but why don't you just post YOUR pictures, so we can see the difference and tell you how to achieve the same effect.

    oh, and BTW, most of those images are .. well .. not too impressive for me, but that is a different story and mainly refers to composition, not to colours and exposure.
     
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    The last few just look like normal snapshots to me.
     
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    They're definitely not art and they aren't anything but snapshots, so I agree with you when you shun them.
    I'm just curious as to how they took the photos like this (ie. that vintage lack of quality effect) with a digital camera.

    Thanks for the snippets of advice, I might consider just using film or playing around with the white balance :wink:
     
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    Vintage = Lack of quality.

    I'm gonna write that one down. :lol:
     

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