Orton Candles


Woo, I’m learning things. After reading about how to create a Orton Effect photo and some of the fantastic photos it creates on Flickr I had to try it. Ok so it is of a candle in my living room but that isnt the point, as long as you have a tripod its quite easy to do and looks great.

The basic idea of it is that you take two photos 2/3 exposure marks apart, one in focus, one out and then you assemble them together. In the good old days this would have taken a lot of skilled work probably involving liquids and rubber gloves. Luckily for me photoshop is able to put these two photos together and multiply their colours and hey presto what do you get a wierd sharp/blurry colours photo.. I feel so proud πŸ™‚

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4 Responses to Orton Candles

  1. Vic* says:

    Ooo! Very fancy! i was wondering what you meant on Flickr about Orton Effect photos. I know have learnt something new. thank you Mr Lawson. I bow down to you.

  2. Si says:

    Every day’s a fookin school day πŸ˜‰

  3. You could have just rubbed vaseline on the lens

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