Effective Photo Editing Uses Dramatic Effects

Dramatic Effects Can Give Punch to Your Photos
Dusk Photos — See All Four Pages of Effects

Adding dramatic effects breathes new life into photos  The dramatic effects that Warren Camp offers include color correction and replacement, image enhancement, custom filters, out-of-frame pop-outs, and numerous special effects, such as the popular HDR (high dynamic range) toning and the retro and vintage looks.

He can also recreate the look of film and darkroom techniques, add glows, vignettes, borders, and more, while eliminating undesirable items and other distractions. With the ability to stack, combine, and blend effects, adjust the amount and kind of blur, and add textures, backgrounds, and adornments, Warren's creative dramatic effects options are endless.


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On three pages, Warren presents dramatic effects he's added to daylight, dusk, and evening photos. See how he dramatically enhanced photo colors on this page.


Dramatic Effects — DUSK Photos

First Dusk Dramatic Effect  Move your cursor on then off this dusk image to see the after effect. Warren added a warm glow filter, raised the color vibrance, and boosted the texture throughout.


Photo by Mike Wong


Second Dramatic Effect  Move your cursor on then off this image to see how Warren blurred its background and increased the color saturation and shadow details of an abandoned Pontiac patrol car to make it pop out.


Photo credit: Brian Matiash
See Brian's wide-angle, front-end view of this classic Bonneville.


Third Dramatic Effect  Move your cursor on then off this image to see how Warren drew attention to the detailed twig rising up from the top of a petrified tree, backlit by the washed-out setting sun.

Photo credit: Brian Matiash


Fourth Dramatic Effect  Move your cursor on then off this image to see how Warren highlighted the drab sky while adding a little light to the motorbike's headlight.

Photo credit: Phlearn

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Fifth Dramatic Effect  Move your cursor on then off this image to see how Warren changed its dull foreground and background to a vibrant fantasy-like appearance. He removed cars, people, and a flag pole before blurring the background and energizing the green foreground.

At day's end, Brian Matiash photographed Vista House at Crown Point, Oregon.

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Sixth Dramatic Effect  Move your cursor on then off this image to see how Warren added needed detail to the foreground coast, ocean, and sky at California's Big Sur Coast.

Capturing Big Sur's exquisite coastline, Serge Ramelli photographed this shot at dusk.

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More "Dramatic Effects" Pages

Daylight Photos  |  Dusk Photos  |  Evening Photos

Color Enhancement


And these "High-Dynamic Range" pages

HDR Opener  |  HDR Outdoors  |  HDR Indoors  |  HDR Portraits


here See this video: Color Saturation, highlighting the transition from black and white to true color, with background music by impressionist Marshall Styler.


In addition to Warren's four dramatic effects pages,
see the large collection of WCD's unique photo edit pages in the left column.




Don't wait any longer to showcase your photo presentations. Contact Warren Camp Design today, at 209-795-7661, to discuss your upcoming campaign and learn how Warren can utilize his digital artistry skills to enhance and give prominence to your photos.