Business on the Go

Yesterday I felt playful and was toying around a bit with Analog Efex Pro 2 (a Google photo-editing software that was originally developed by Nik Software). Its main purpose is to make digital color photos look like analog film photographs.

Me editing a Kodak Portra 400 image with that software seems kind of awkward. Nevertheless the more I toyed around with the program the more I thought that it actually worked out quite nicely and in fact added a bit more nostalgia to the picture that contrasted the rather contemporary way of working “on the go” seen in the image.

What do you think? I also add the more or less untouched original scan of the picture below for comparison. Which one works better in your opinion? Please let me know.

Leica MP | Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH. | Kodak Portra 400 | no post

Leica MP | Leica Summilux-M 50mm f/1.4 ASPH. | Kodak Portra 400 | no post


  1. Ballmer how Summilux I think great. Photos taken with the film will be evaluated by print. Photos you have seen on the Web and I think digital. Processing photos I is good there is a texture will be lost splendor of Leica. I think the photo below is good:).

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    1. Thank you sorairoclip. I agree. Yes, the processing definitely takes away the original texture of the analog image. And usually I wouldn’t even think of post-processing an analog photo, since the whole point of shooting film is to use that specific look and feel. Otherwise I could just stop shooting film :).

      But it was an experiment. From time to time one should play around a bit :).



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