I’ve wanted to take a shot of playing cards for a long time, and decided to get it together last night. As my contraption is practically impossible to hold facing down, I had to stick some cards together with tape, lean them against my wall, and put the contraption to use with my viewfinder and DSLR.

Layered the original shot three times, desaturated colour, increased contrast and added several filters in orange, yellow and sepia, desaturating a little each time.

Click here to see how I created this image.

Featured in TTV: Through The Viewfinder

Canon 50D
18 – 55mm + Macro Filter
f4, 1/8, ISO 1600
Ansco Rediflex
Home Made Dark Box

Edited 1am

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Andrew is a Melbourne born, independent photographic artist who has exhibited and sold works globally.

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Comments

  • Trish Mistric
    Trish Mistricalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful shot. I really do like the desaturated look to this.

  • Thanks a lot, toyed with the saturation for a while, so that’s great to hear :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • madworld
    madworldalmost 5 years ago

    Nice work, love the look youve got going on here

  • Thanks mate, glad it appeals in that way!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Michael McCasland
    Michael McCaslandalmost 5 years ago

    Cool work!

  • Cheers Michael!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Tara  Turner
    Tara Turneralmost 5 years ago

    wonderful work!

  • Thanks so much Tara!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Kitsmumma
    Kitsmummaalmost 5 years ago

    Very cool, love the tones :D

  • Thank you so much Sylvia!! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Sean Jansen
    Sean Jansenalmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful results. Looks great !!

  • Cheers mate, thanks so much Sean!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Firesands
    Firesandsalmost 5 years ago

    This is great stuff! Your explanation link should also serve as inspiration to every shutterbug out there. Really admired, respected and loved!!!!!!!

  • Wow mate, thank you so very much! That is one of the nicest things anyone has commented. That’s really made me smile wide my friend!! :)

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • LouJay
    LouJayalmost 5 years ago

    I like the tones too! Nice one!

  • Cheers Lou, thanks a lot mate!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Keith Reesor
    Keith Reesoralmost 5 years ago

    Wonderful capture Andrew!! :)

  • Thank you so much Keith!!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

  • Jeff Clark
    Jeff Clarkalmost 5 years ago

    Excellent ttf and composition.

  • Thanks very much Jeff!

    – Andrew Paranavitana

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