The Orton technique

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  1. Foxtrot

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    I read about the orton technique in a magazine...if you dont know what it is Google Michael Orton...its quite an impressive little trick...has anyone attempted this method before...and if so can you post your results...I havent had a chance as of yet to try it BUT that will change shortly....just interested if anyone has any useful information for me to try.

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    i just did a few of these real quick
    theyre definitely cool hahah

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    i could probably use a bit more Gaussian blur...
     
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    this comes from an old slide film technique.

    i have some around someplace and will try to find them for posting
     
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    Old slide film? It looks a heck of a lot like what I get when I mount my B+W softfocus filter to my lens. Or come inside on a cold day and have my lens fog up :)

    This type of technique is also a definite win for wedding photos.
     
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    there was a time when there was no such thing as soft focus filters
     
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    I have used photoshop actions that achieve similar effects but wasn't aware of the history of the technique (googled this: http://www.naturephotographers.net/articles0106/dw0106-1.html).

    Here is a result of my version of the technique, done in 7 clicks (i actually counted :mrgreen:. Ctrl-j counts as one "click". Click count does not include the border!):

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    Gaussian blur & resizing = little can of worms, you need to experiment and find out what setting gives best results for resizing... i didn't.
     
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    Here's one I did a while ago

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    That's a great shot Tasmaster. I'd never heard of this technique either but messing around with my camera when I first got a digital SLR and I took this shot. Two images overlaid on top of each other: one I focussed on the tree, the other i focussed on the boat so effectively the same deal but giving me a greater depth of field (it's not such an amazing image but I was just playing around...)

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    Thanks. The way i did it was duplicate layer - gaussian blur - overlay mode, just that.
     
  11. sabbath999

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    I just did a couple in Capture NX... not saying they are any good, they are just "Orton"ed.

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    Here are small versions of the originals for comparison sake.

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