12. Beetle


Technical data

Photographer: Pernille Mortensen
Editor: Pernille Mortensen
Date of shooting: April 3rd 2009
Camera used: Canon EOS 1000D


The purpose of this image was to show depth of field using a wide aperture.

Techniques used

The original image was converted into a smart object and an unsharp mask filter was applied to enhance the quality. A 50% grey overlay layer was added and painted black where the beetle is in order to make it darker and stand out.

A hue/saturation adjustment layer and a curve adjustment layer were added to make the colors brighter and more vivid. Finally a layer with a gradient was added. This was done in order to make the image appear warmer. The blending mode was set to 'linear dodge' and the opacity was lowered.

Original Photo


Made by Pernille Mortensen