Saturday, February 12, 2011

New Toy

I found a Photoshop plug-in called Exposure that emulates film, and includes some classic photographic media like calotype and daguerreotype. Some of the old Kodak and Polaroid films weren't always faithful to the original colors and created some interesting photos, but I decided to start off with some classic stuff to apply to a self portrait (the faded corners vignetting is my own touch).

The calotype version. Calotypes were created by developing the photo on paper coated with silver iodide.

The daguerreotype version. These were exposed on a copper sheet with a thin cover of silver and developed by exposing it to mercury vapor. This was the earliest type of photographic print.

And what better to go with the title of this post but Lene Lovich's "New Toy"?

Photos © 2011 by A. Roy Hilbinger


  1. I like these Roy. It is a kind of grown-up version of the Hipstermatic App. I need to spend morew time on Photoshop.

  2. Cool! I can see where that plug-in could be a lot of fun. I didn't know about Calotypes--interesting stuff.