Flower Impressions - Montage

Michael Orton developed a dreamy look for slide photographs called the Orton Effect (or photo montage) in the 1980s. You can use a camera with multiple exposure capability to follow in Michael's footsteps. Or you can simulate the effect using photo editing software with the ability to use layers. In the image below I duplicated the original flower layer, applied a blur filter, and adjusted the opacity of the blurred effect. Then I painted back in some of the sharpness in the flower's center.

Wild rose montage

Explore this and other creative flower photography techniques in Flower Impressions Photography Workshop, January 19-20, 2019, at the Morean Arts Center in St.Petersburg, Florida. Click here for registration information.