Split Toning Photographs
This weeks Dogwood 52 photo challenge is Technical-Split Tone. I have used split toning a little bit, mostly from Lightroom presets that I have downloaded along the way. But I wanted to learn a little more about split toning photographs, and experiment with the technique. One good thing about this Dogwood challenge is there is a chatter group on facebook were people talk about the challenges for the week. I learned some stuff from peoples comments, plus did some googling, and then experimenting.
This photo of Torrey at sunset ended up being my submission for this week.
This screen capture shows the before, and after plus the split tone values used.
Split toning can be very helpful to help along a bland sunset sky.
The big trick to split tone is to use a different color for the highlights, and the shadows. In a sunset shot, this can be tricky. You can see in the screen shot that my two colors are similar. I played around with different color combinations, but nothing looked quite right.
This split tone shot has more color variation than the top photos.
After split toning.
As you can see in this shot, the tones used in this image are different than the first, and give the photo a whole different look and feel.
Skies are good for split toning, but don’t limit yourself to just that. This rock outcropping was shot backlit, and when I applied split toning, it changed it completely.
One more sunset shot. This was a pretty great sunset to start with, but I love how the split toning brought out the mountain ranges in the bottom of the photo.
This is the original.
I hope this gives you some ideas, or at the very least something new to play around with.
My other photo challenge shots this week are…….
2LilOwls-Pick a color. I chose white.
The pet photo challenge, Other end of the leash.