Why Sepia Photography Still Kicks Ass (With Tutorials)


Of all photographic special techniques, sepia photography is one of the most long lasting, and we think, one of the coolest. Even though it's been around for a long time, the effect can still be dramatic and breathtaking.

While sepia used to take skill in the darkroom, these days, you can replicate the effect with Photoshop or Gimp software. That means anyone with a camera and computer has access to these techniques. See the end of the post for some tips on making your own sepia photography images.

We're sure you will agree that sepia is still one of the most atmospheric development techniques that can be applied to a good photograph. And that is why we put together this piece on why sepia photography still kicks ass – we hope you enjoy it.

As always, if you think you have a better sepia photograph or know of somebody who does, please link to it in the comments!

grulla by EmreAyar, on Flickr



Vagabond by Sukanto Debnath, on Flickr


un deux trois by innusa, on Flickr


Tree by Atilla1000, on Flickr


Don't touch me! / No me toques by pasotraspaso, on Flickr


Sepia Glass Lake by conmike12, on Flickr


fist by Joel Bedford, on Flickr


buzzard flying by loco's photos, on Flickr


sepia saudi flower by zbigphotography, on Flickr

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Rob is the founder of Light Stalking. His love for photography started as a child with a Kodak Instamatic and pushed him into building this fantastic place all these years later, and you can get to know him better here.
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Camera: Nikon D810
Lenses: Nikkor 14-24 f/2.8, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8

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