I wanted to share a few image examples. I have been really loving and using the Vintage Art Filters a lot lately. Something about their tonality with spring colors just really makes the shot for me.
Here are a few examples of the art filters applied to the RAW files. A few have been slightly tweaked additionally from there to adjust for any exposure corrections, etc…
If you haven’t checked out the Art filters, you can do so by switching the mode dial on your camera to Art Mode. The filters have several variations and options when you select them. In camera you only get them as a JPG. I love that you can see the effect on the screen though. It really allows you to think in that mode. If you are set to raw, the image will create a raw file but without any filtering. If you use Olympus Viewer 3 you can apply the filters after the fact…but then you actually have to subject yourself to Olympus Viewer 3. Sorry in advance. The other way to work with art filters is to check out the lightroom presets I made. I wanted them to be usable in a raw format in my workflow. Therefore I did the best I could to replicate the presets in Lightroom. You can check them out as well if you go to the Art Filters Page.
By the way…this last shot of the bubble was captured using the E-M1mkII in C-AF+Tracking mode! It actually locked on and tracked a bubble in focus! I was impressed for sure! I actually made a bunch of great images like that.
If you dig em’ be sure to give the presets a try. And if you love them and want them with RAW flexibility, you can get them on my Art Filters Page!