It’s Hip, It’s Happen’n, It’s Grunge!
It is very trendy. You see it everywhere. It is the grunge look that is so popular in advertising. Pick up most magazines and you will find an ad or an editorial image with this effect added to it. I never really thought it would be something I would add to my images, just to be trendy. Then one day last week I was playing around with new presets that Matt Kloskowski made and I was grabbed by the effect. He calls it the 300 effect. You know, the movie, where everything has a brownish golden tint, but the blood, of course — that was red. Then I tweaked it… a lot, and made it mine, so to speak. But, I do want to give him credit for the overall effect. I gave mine more saturation than his, he took out all but the red. I gave mine much more fill light, plus a few other touches. It doesn’t work for every image and there are images that even when it does technically work , they are not suited for the effect. So I went through a bunch of images and picked theses. Some of the images work better than others. What are your thoughts? Do these images deserve a gallery of their own on The Digital Trekker? Right now they are only accessible through the blog at this URL. Tell me what you think. To Grunge or not to Grunge, that is the question.