Photoshop plug-in for a film look – Nik Color Efex Pro 4
For a part of the individual workshop we did yesterday, Anelisa wore this cute outfit with a bit of a retro look to it. I loved her spontaneous pose here as well. In editing the image, I thought that an “old school” film look to it might suit the final photograph very well.
In previous examples shown here with a vintage look to the photograph, I had used the Totally Rad action sets. This time I wanted a specific film look to it, so I went with Nik Color Efex Pro 4 (B&H). This Photoshop plug-in has a 55 different filters. And of course, I like things which are easy to use.
To my eye, the Agfa Optima 400 film added just the right amount of saturation and contrast and film grain to enhance the original image. (The unedited image is shown below.)
The lighting was with a Canon 580 EX II in a Lastolite EZYBOX Softbox Kit (24″x24″) (B&H). For remote triggers for the flash, we used two PocketWizard FlexTT5 transceivers (B&H). To overcome the RF-interference problem with the Canon 580EX II, I had the speedlites modified to fix the RF noise.
camera settings: 1/1000 @ f3.2 @ 100 ISO … TTL flash
Canon 5D mark II; Canon 70-200mm f2.8L IS II (B&H)