darrenrussinger asked: Matt! Loving the new blogs. What DSLR did you end up getting? And how are you processing to get those old school film tones? Keep up the great work. Love it.
Thanks Darren! I’ve just got a Canon EOS 400D for now (I think it’s called the Digital Rebel XTi in the US!) and only have the kit lens for it. I’m loving it at the moment, but I might have to upgrade pretty soon coz the main reason I wanted to use a digital camera was to take advantage of the higher ISO settings and this one only goes to 1600.
As for the tones, (I assume you’re talking about the photos on my other blog: http://deadinwater.tumblr.com) well I’m using Lightroom to add split toning effects, but because of my colourblindness I don’t really know what I’m doing! I have to ask people what colours they’re seeing and make myself some well-labelled presets like “vintage orange and purple”. I also swing wildly from making my images high contrast or doing the complete opposite and customising tone curves to bring the contrast right down.