A twist in photography | Dramatic Tone II art filter

Are you bored with same old style photography? Want to add a bit of drama and effect in your photo without hassle and long hour post processing? Do you ever feel that sometimes you just want to give up photography and sell off your camera?

If that is the case why don’t you try to play around with some of  the “Art Filters” available in your camera. There  are more than 12 types of “Art Filters” built in by Olympus in their e-series, PEN series, Tough series and of course O-MD EM-5. Some of the art filters are pop art (I/II), Soft focus, Pale & Light colors (I/II), Light Tone, Grainy Film (I/II), Pin Hole (I/II/III), Diorama, Cross Process (I/II), Dramatic Tone (I/II), Key Line (I/II) and Watercolor.

In this post, I would like to share some of my photos processed using Dramatic Tone II art filters available in my O-MD EM-5. Actually, I’m not a big fan of “Art Filters”  but sometimes you just need a bit of touch of technology to boost up your spirit and thank God, it works for me.

Shadow of me”

O-MD EM-5 + M.ZD17mm f/2.8
Dramatic Tone II
f/5.6 | ISO 400 | 1/3200s | SuzailanJai

Lunch is served”

O-MD EM-5 + M.ZD17mm f/2.8
Dramatic Tone II
f/3.5 | ISO 200 | 1/3200s | SuzailanJai

Mr. Honda”

O-MD EM-5 + M.ZD17mm f/2.8
Dramatic Tone II
f/4.0 | ISO 200 | 1/250s | SuzailanJai

The craftsman”

O-MD EM-5 + M.ZD17mm f/2.8
Dramatic Tone II
f/5.0 | ISO 500 | 1/60s | SuzailanJai

There are few ways to apply the “Dramatic Tone” art filter. You can either set it in your camera by changing the picture mode or simply set the mode dial to Art the  scroll through and select dramatic tone II.

Secondly, you can shoot in RAW and later post process the photo by using “Olympus Viewer”. Just a click of button by choosing the Art Filter in the RAW processing, a bit of adjustment on brightness & contrast accordingly and you will have your photo is  ready in less than 5 minutes.

“Inside a cave”

O-MD EM-5 + Lumix G20mm f/1.7
Dramatic Tone II
f/1.7 | ISO 1250 | 1/40s | SuzailanJai

“Original Formula”

O-MD EM-5 + Lumix G20mm f/1.7
Dramatic Tone II
f/1.8 | ISO 200 | 1/200s | SuzailanJai

“Trip 35”

O-MD EM-5 + Lumix G20mm f/1.7
Dramatic Tone II
f/1.8 | ISO 200 | 1/200s | SuzailanJai

If you ask me which setting I prefer, whether in camera setting or post process using “Olympus Viewer”, I’m in favor for the second option. I opined the result from the camera setting is a bit too contrast and you have to play around with the aperture value  and exposure in order to get the right image. Moreover, the picture tend to be soft. Maybe Olympus could look into this issue.

“KS”

O-MD EM-5 + M.ZD 12-50mm
Dramatic Tone II
f/8 | ISO 400 | 1/500s | SuzailanJai

“Dramatic Sky”

O-MD EM-5 + M.ZD 12-50mm
Dramatic Tone II
f/9 | ISO 400 | 1/2500s | SuzailanJai

“Chinese Food”

O-MD EM-5 + M.ZD 12-50mm
Dramatic Tone II
f/5.6 | ISO 500 | 1/200s | SuzailanJai

“Having a Break”

O-MD EM-5 + M.ZD 12-50mm
Dramatic Tone II
f/6.1 | ISO 500 | 1/800s | SuzailanJai

“Different Character”

O-MD EM-5 + M.ZD 12-50mm
Dramatic Tone II
f/6.3 | ISO 500 | 1/125s | SuzailanJai

That’s all from me. A little bit of tips on how to boost your spirit and passion in photography.  Try playing around with some of the art filters. Be creative and imagine yourself as an artist. Till then… happy shooting and see you again in the next post.

O-MD EM-5 + M.ZD 12-50mm
Dramatic Tone II
f/10 | ISO 400 | 1/30s | SuzailanJai

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