This is your last chance to pre-order your Petzval Lens and get the special aperture plates included for free! With estimated delivery in August (or even sooner), don’t miss out on securing your picture perfect portrait lens!

Have an account? Login | New to Lomography? Register | Lab | Current Site:

Photography as Painting.

Photography is an art. Why not mix it with the painting? Here are a few small tips to turn your photos into paintings real :)

Photo by grimoldieu

I recently decided to make some shots of nature with my Diana. I did not wanna get the usual picture clear and sharp, but I was aiming at a more “painterly” effect. Using a film of 200 ISO and setting the time of B in order to manage the duration of the opening of the shutter, I use the sunlight covered by trees to obtain the desired effect. The shutter aperture must be minimal to avoid the risk of burning the film during long exposure (4/5 seconds). I am attaching photos that came better during this experiment.

Note the similarity to the paintings made ​​with watercolors or, in some cases, the effect of oil on canvas.

Photo by grimoldieu
Photo by grimoldieu

For these last two photos I tried adding to it a double exposure. In my opinion, makes it more than a single exposure .

Photo by grimoldieu
Photo by grimoldieu

written by grimoldieu and translated by kingdjin

1 comment

  1. nuo2x2


    love the third picture, strong painting-looks-a-like result :)

    almost 2 years ago · report as spam

Read this article in another language

The original version of this article is written in: Italiano. It is also available in: Spanish, 한국어 & Türkçe.