Photo Versions Created with Franzis Color Projects

Way back in the day when I used to be a member of the Camera Club of Ottawa and we met at the NRC building on Sussex Drive the most usual criticism of my photos was that they were “good record shots”. I did not see that as much of a criticism at the time because then I mostly thought of photography as capturing what was there, rather than as artistic expression, and that composition was the main skill required. At that time I was using a Konica Autoreflex T3 35 mm camera shooting mostly Fujichrome 100.

When I got into digital photography and realized what one could do with photo software I began to see photography more as an art form, Of course even back in the days of film one’s choice of film to use and settings to use, not to mention darkroom work, meant that photography was always an art form.

Currently I do All my photography with digital cameras, my main go to camera being my Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ100. However the photo used in this blog post was taken with my Panasonic Lumix TS5 compact waterproof and shock resistant sports camera that I can easily carry in my small bike pouch at the front or in the pocket of my PFD when kayaking.

So far the best single click photo optimizer I have discovered is Simply Good Pictures 5 .For all around photo editing (and for display map creation) I tend to use Adobe Photoshop Elements 2023. However more often than not I am using Franzis Color Projects 6 Professional for the interesting effects it can create. For conversion to Black and White my choice is Franzis Black & White Projects 6 Professional with it’s large selection of options.

Franzis Color Projects provides an extremely large number of preset effects, some that just enhance the quality of the photo, but also many that provide artistic effects that create a whole new look to the photo. Each preset choice can be further refined within the program. The program can also emulate many specific types of film.

For this demonstration project the original photo, taken on the Old Quarry Trail in the Ottawa Greenbelt, was shot with my Lumix TS-5 and then auto enhanced with Simply Good Pictures and then the individual effects were applied with Franzis Color Projects Professional 6. 

Original from Panasonic Lumix TS5

 Interim Phase - Simply Good Pictures Auto Enhancement


 Franzis Color Projects Edited Versions

 Natural Structure Dark

Natural Colour shift 1

 Natural Colour shift 3

Surreal shifted

Landscape Blue filter

Architecture Monochrome

Architecture Sketch

Portrait Low key

Artistic Water mirroring

 Painting Bright sketch

No comments: