16 décembre 2012

Michael Orton Photographe. Note 2012. 23

Michael Orton le photographe inventeur de l'effet qui porte son nom.


Son histoire.


I am a husband, father, grandfather and photographer. A camera has been a part of me for a large part of my adult life and has taken Mary and I on a wonderful ride.
In 1992 Orca Book Publishers published our first book “Once Upon an Island” and as luck would have it, the owner of a stock agency found it in a bookstore in Seattle and our stock photography career began. We now license through Getty Images and Age Photostock.
Once Upon an Island contained some of my first painterly impressionistic images, which have since become referred to as “Orton Imagery” by other photographers. (I believe Darwin Wiggett started this reference). In the fall of 2011, Adobe Photoshop Elements 10 was released containing an "Orton Effect" guided action.
Early in my career I had begun working with a dissolve / projector / music presentations, allowing audiences to experience the combination of music and imagery in the theatre setting. Camera Canada and Abottsford Photographic Seminars, Okanagan School of the Arts. University of Victoria, Vancouver Island University Theater were some of the venues.
In 2000, “Photographing Creative Landscapes” was published by Amherst Media. This book presented a look at creativity as it pertains to photography from my own experience. At the heart of my path is what I refer to as the “inner conversation”, the flow of questions and answers that is the source of my responses and actions and the resulting images.
Now in 2011, rather than enter the book publishing market once again, Mary and I have chosen to present instead the unique experience of the presentations of “Earth Symphony” and our latest work, “Freedom”. I am blessed in having a gifted , giving partner who through all the years has given support in so many ways, and now in the design and implementation of this site and the presentations. We have made our home in Nanaimo BC Canada for the last 33 years, with our sons and their families close by.


Son site.



Réaliser un effet Orton.


Marche à suivre sous Photoshop.
1 Photo de départ.
2 Dupliquer deux fois le calque. (deux fois Ctrl J)
Un calque d'arrière-plan + 2 calques identiques
3 Mettre le calque supérieur en mode "superposition"
L'image est surexposée
4 Fusionner le calque supérieur avec celui qui est en dessous.
(un calque d'arrière plan + un calque au-dessus)
5 Dupliquer à nouveau le calque supérieur
(on a le calque d'arrière-plan + deux calques)
6 Appliquer sur le calque supérieur un effet de flou gaussien. Doser pour ne plus percevoir les détails, tout en conservant la forme globale.
7 passer le calque supérieur en mode "produit" et on obtient l'effet souhaité
Définir l'opacité souhaitée avant de fusionner les calques.
L'effet peut-être peaufiné avec des masques de fusion si l'on souhaite conserver certaines zones bien nettes.

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