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Creating the Orton Effect

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Main Presentation: 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Horace Hamilton - Creating a dreamy, soft focus look to your images using the Orton Effect and other in camera and post processing techniques

Have you seen photos with a dreamy look and wondered how the photographer achieved it? If so, this presentation is for you! Join the Griffin Chapter of GNPA and former state GNPA President Horace Hamilton for an educational and interactive presentation during which you will learn several techniques to convey a soft, moody atmosphere in your images. We will work with Photoshop to execute the Orton Effect which was created by abstract nature photographer Robert Orton in the 1980’s.

We will also use the “glow” presets in NIK as well as tools in the Topaz Labs suite of processing apps. In addition, we will discuss and demonstrate the use of in camera multiple exposure.

If you have enjoyed seeing images with this dreamy and moody effect you will be pleasantly surprised to learn how easily you can create the same effect in your own images.

For more information about the Griffin Chapter of GNPA, please visit our Meetup page at,

For more information about Georgia Nature Photographers Association, please check out their web site, and click on the "central chapter" and like them on Facebook.