The Beauty Of Sepia

Of all photographic techniques, sepia photography is one of the styles with the most history. This type of printing has been around for a long time, and the effect of seeing a sepia toned print is still dramatic and breathtaking. Sepia toning is a specialized treatment to give a black-and-white photograph a warmer tone and to enhance its archival qualities. Years ago, the metallic silver in the print was converted to a sulfide compound, which is much more resistant to the effects of environmental pollutants such as atmospheric sulfur compounds. While sepia used to take skill in the darkroom, now a photographer can replicate the effect with software or filters.

Many of Printed Art's photographers turn to sepia for shots that require a bit of romance and nostalgia. Warm tones can provide a bit of longevity to photographs of an event, making them more memorable over time. The use of sepia may give viewers a sentimental feel when they look back on a picture, whether it was taken five days or thirty-five years ago.

Unfolding by Anna McAlister

Veiled by Carly Erin O'Neil

Sepia Mum by Alfonse Pagano

Back In The Past by Alessandro Giorgi

Shine On by Robert S. Sfeir

Bicycles, Amsterdam by Brad Mitchell

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