Orton Technique.

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  1. RMThompson

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    Whatcha think?

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    I used a technique called the Orton Technique, which combines a regular, sharp, photograph and a secondary blurred and overexposed one. This was the result... not sure if I like it!

    Thoughts?
     
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    I like it. Her nose seems to be a bit red though. Other than that, very cool. Would you share the technique? Maybe a tutorial somewhere on the web?
     
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    Wow its actually a named technique? I have done that many times. Its useful also when you want to blur and isolate your subject. One layer and erase your subject and blur the background. Then reapply your background opacity. Takes some tweaking but it works great.

    Your shot is very nice.
     
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    I like it. I agree that her nose's color is a bit off, but other than that, i think this effect is nice and works well here. Good stuff.
     
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    I found the technique on this website:

    http://www.naturephotographers.net/articles0106/dw0106-1.html

    It gives a film version and this digital way:

     

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