On my way to Sanremo at the Fiumicino airport
Have you noticed how suddenly on all photo sharing sites people have started massively pubblish, like and share photos of that strange ruined-effect? Analog photos (or the effect obtained by photoshop) have been popular among photographers for some years already but it is only now that, thanks to blogging and tumblr-ing, this technique has become a trend and a really hot one! But why? Ten years ago (digital) photo perfection was the ultimate goal and now that we've reached it, we suddenly venerate those kind of photographs which look like if they've been thorn out of our parent's youth photo albums. Is it just nostalgy? Or are we simply tired of those super- clear, professional and flashy pictures?
There are many programs and aps you can download/buy online for your computer or phone so an analog camera is only an optional. Pentacom is a site, for example, where you can modify your pictures for a small price, it's used by known fashion blogger The cherry blossom girl.
So far I've been digging the sharp and vivid effect on my photographs but now I feel like to experiment and change. I was thinking about starting to use pentacom too but then I found this tutorial for photoshop on SpoonGraphics! I found it really easy and I warmly suggest to all of you who have the program. If you should have any questions about photoshop use this support service site.
Do you like this retro effect?