A Softer Liv
January 29th, 2016
On that last shoot with the amazingly wonderful Liv Sage I pulled out my old single-element soft focus lens and played around with it for a while. It makes nice soft photos in a way that really can’t be duplicated in software. Of course, DxO had no idea what to do with these files, so I had to do manual processing on them. I may be the only person on the planet who has one of these lenses and is still working with it. And it doesn’t do any communication with the camera, so there’s no way the software could know what lens it is, even if they had it in their database, which I’m sure they don’t. But I do love this lens and the way it makes images.
These were processed in DxO, exported as dng files, then additional editing was done in ACDSee. So this is using a workflow free of Adobe, except for the dng format, of course, but that’s an open raw format, so I’m not bothered by being involved with Adobe through it.