The Orton Effect — Beautiful, Impressionistic Images from Your Photos


Dazzling. Soft, elegant, glowing.

The Orton Effect is a fast way to give your photos a dreamy look. Michael Orton uses this technique with multiple images taken on slide film.

Thanks to modern image editing magic, you can get the same watercolor-like appearance with a single image.

Even better, it’s a great way to improve slightly out-of-focus shots!

The Orton Effect

p.s. Thanks to our friend Sumul Shah for first cluing us into this technique. Check out some of his pics that use this effect.

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