Lightroom: The Negative
In the â€œgood old daysâ€, before the advent of digital, many professionals and a few â€œmore seriousâ€ amateurs used slide films, but the vast majority of people, including most portrait and wedding photographers, used negatives to take their photos. Today, it's rare to see a negative.
There is no need to use Photoshop, it's very easy and simple to create negatives in Lightroom:
- Select a photo, it should be of a simple design
- Create a virtual copy
- In the
Tone Curvesection of the
Developmodule, switch to
- Move the bottom left point of the curve to the top left of the curve by dragging it up
- Move the top right point of the curve to the bottom right of the curve by dragging it down
and the result is:
Negative of a dog jumping during an agility competition
Here is the original. The original photo is only interesting and good for the owner of the dog.
The original photo is only interesting and good for the owner of the dog
It's also quick and easy to change the negative colors with the HSL and the luminance to making it into something else. Everybody will look twice before going to the next photo, then they will realize that it's a dog jumping. It looks different from what people are used to see and it could even become a style.