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Saul & Ernst Recipe

The inspiration

This is an approach attempt to a colour style inspired from some of the iconic images from the works of Saul Leiter and Ernst Haas. If you don’t know them, check them out it’s well worth it. The idea is to achieve a “painterly” look. I’ve deliberately chosen to go for a warm cast which I think works best for the final effect. Because of this, the recipe could have many subtle colour variations that might suit better the available light conditions and subject. Feel free to experiment and share the results here in the comments.

In camera settings
  • Film Simuation: Velvia
  • Exposure compensation : 0 – + 1/3
  • Grain effect: Strong
  • Dynamic Range: DR400
  • Iso settings: You can use whatever iso you want but only iso 800 and above will get you the DR400 dynamic range which I think works best.
  • Highlight: +3
  • Shadow: -2
  • Colour: -4
  • Noise reduction: -4
  • Sharpness: -4
  • White balance: Custom,  +4 red & -4 blue

The recipe at work

The images bellow have been taken with the 7Artisans 35mm F/1.2 lens wide open at 1.2 to get the desired ”painting” look. As this is a manual lens, in street photography conditions the focus is quite approximate because it’s quite hard to nail focus on the go with such a wide aperture, but I think it quite works in favour of the desired look.

The following are all Straight out of Camera jpeg’s. No post processing. Only the recipe and the lens.

Street
Landscape shots in search of a classic painting look

Hope you like them! let me know in the comments

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