Digital Velvia - How to Put That Colorful 'Pop' in Your Images

by Tony Sweet

Before - No Color Adjustment
Before - No Color Adjustment
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Velvia Vision Software - Easy and Effective

But there has been a Velvia automation that has been around for a while that I have found to be very easy to use and quite useful. I apply Velvia Vision to almost every digital file.

For those who have a history of using Velvia50, this software will be quite easy to work with because the old-timers (film shooters) will be able to previsualize the end result, based on experience, and create the Velvia50 look with ease.

But have no fear if you have never shot a film camera and had the pleasure of seeing a transparency shot with Velvia50. One can program the software to deliver various levels of color saturation, warmth, intensity, and dynamic range to increase the color punch of your images. It's quite simple, and the results can be named and saved for future use.

After - Velvia Vision Software Applied
After - Velvia Vision Software Applied
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Check out http://fredmiranda.com and look around for Velvia Vision. It costs about $25, and the time you save is well worth the price.


Note on Accompanying Photos

The first (Before) image appears without the Velvia Vision software. The second (After) image has my Velvia3 setting applied. I have four versions of Velvia, depending on the image.

What a difference, huh? And great for those of us who miss the Velvia50 look and for those who yearn for more saturation without looking artificial!





About Author / Instructor / Photographer, Tony Sweet
Photography Instructor: Tony SweetAfter 20 years as a professional jazz artist, Tony changed careers and directed his creative juices towards nature photography. The improvisational, spontaneous, and abstract nature of jazz are also integral elements of nature photography.

Today, Tony's work is published worldwide and is represented by The Getty Picture Agency.

Tony conducts his "Visual Artistry" photography and digital printing workshops from March through October throughout the continental United States and Canada. Tony's articles and photography are featured in Shutterbug and Rangefinder magazines, and as contributor to Nikonnet.com. Hes also a columnist for Nikon World Magazine.

He has authored three books on the art of photography: Fine Art Nature Photography, Fine Art Flower Photography, and Fine Art Photography: Water, Rain, Fog. All are published by Stackpole Books.

He maintains an active speaking schedule on the subjects of nature and flower photography and marketing, addressing professional photography organizations, universities, seminars, and workshops.

Tony is on the instructor staff of BetterPhoto.com, and is a member of the Baltimore chapter of ASMP. And he has been named a Nikon Legend Behind the Lens and is a charter member or nikSoftwares TeamNik!

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