By : Nikon School Blog | 5 Nov, 2015 |
I love to experiment with my photography, and try out new things with my Nikon D-SLR. With my Nikon D-SLR, I can give you a list of cool in camera special effects that I use to make my images stand out from the rest. If I can do it , so can you, of course with a Nikon D-SLR and a bit of creative thinking!
All these exciting in-camera effects are available in the retouch menu of modern Nikon D-SLRs.
Soft portraits and dreamy landscapes
Select a portrait or a landscape and give it a dreamy and misty look using the soft filter.
How about creating night shots using the cross screen filter ? Make sure you have pointed light sources in your image.
Superimposing two images is great fun . Just have a concept in mind, and shoot RAW files. Then select the image overlay function, and the files to be superimposed and voila !
I keep shooting images that can be converted into monochromes with just one or two colours intact. While you can also shoot in this mode using the special effects selective colour mode, its easier when you can do it on a file shot in colour. Just select an image, press OK button, and go to selective colour. Now select the colour you want to keep intact by moving the small box on any part of the image that has the colour. Press the AE-L/AF-L button to select this colour. Press OK again to save the image and you have the selective colour copy of the image.
The real arty stuff should be shot in monochrome, that's what I've been told. What I prefer doing is to shoot as I want and then decide if a certain image would look better in monochrome. The in camera effects in my Nikon DSLR allows me to do this. Monochrome doesn't only mean black and white. You also have the option of converting the image to sepia or cyanotype to get amazing results.