Loving Dramatic Tone art filter on my E-PL2

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by nowel_g, May 27, 2012.

  1. nowel_g

    nowel_g Mu-43 Rookie

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    Apr 29, 2012
    St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
    Nowel Garcia
    I must admit I have been so loving the dramatic tone art filter on my E-PL2. I have been experimenting with the results you get from daytime vs. night-time. I also like that I have spent so much less time editing photos in Lightroom as some of the shots are amazing straight out of camera. I also think that the added border makes a great difference in presentation as well. Here are some of the shots I did yesterday. Lets see some of yours.

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  2. Redridge

    Redridge Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 17, 2012
    Those are nice... but for me I like them only once in awhile as I find them overly cooked. Thanks for sharing.

    BTW, Im sure the originals are nice as well.

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  3. jamawass

    jamawass Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 9, 2011
    I posted this in the cars thread
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  4. the.devil.himself

    the.devil.himself Mu-43 Rookie

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    May 21, 2012
    are these pictures straight out of camera?
     
  5. jamawass

    jamawass Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 9, 2011
    Yes
     
  6. EP1-GF1

    EP1-GF1 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 12, 2011
    Brilliant!

    For me the art filter works best when there's not too much green in the scene. But they're all good in their way.
     
  7. crsnydertx

    crsnydertx Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Dec 31, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Chuck
    For those who like PP in Photoshop, it might be fun to shoot a scene with the Dramatic Tone Filter in RAW+JPEG, then combine the two images as layers in PS. That way, you could adjust the opacity of the Dramatic Tone Filter layer, rendering it to taste. Could also apply the effect to portions of an image using PS masks and other tools. Just a suggestion...
     
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  8. littleMT

    littleMT Mu-43 All-Pro

    Apr 8, 2012
    Lucille Sanchez
    I dig it.....
     
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  9. 2ndLight

    2ndLight Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 30, 2011
    Laguna Niguel, CA
    Robert
    I'm new to the Oly filters and have recently tried them out on the OMD (coming from Pany bodies before).

    I'm sure several of the filters have there use but I find the Dramatic Tone filter to be by far the most interesting. Particularly the B&W version of Dramatic Tone. It was fun to shoot with that filter live in the VF. Maybe I saw some images I would not have seen without the live B&W filter. I found it works particularly well with subjects that have a lot of detail. A couple examples from that day below (using 7-14mm):

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  10. nowel_g

    nowel_g Mu-43 Rookie

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    Apr 29, 2012
    St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands
    Nowel Garcia
    Wow! Those are amazing! Did you do the B+W dramatic tone in camera or did you do post-processing? Is that dramtic tone and B+W filter combination only available in the OMD or can it be done in my E-PL2?
     
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  11. weeowee

    weeowee Mu-43 Regular

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    May 6, 2012
    nice shots=)
     
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  12. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    You should be able to set your picture mode (under the menu) to Monotone, then use the dramatic tone filter. You can also use PP but this is easier.
     
  13. 2ndLight

    2ndLight Mu-43 Regular

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    Oct 30, 2011
    Laguna Niguel, CA
    Robert
    @nowel_g
    Thanks for the comment!
    Yes, those are straight out of the camera jpg. No additional PP other than the dramatic tone filter.

    I don't have an E-PL2 to check the filters there but I don't remember the B&W dramatic tone being a new/exclusive filter for the OMD. The trick was to go into the options for the filters and set Dramatic tone to option II.

    Robert