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Vintage Style is the ultimate hit! Let’s face it: The vintage filter is past its prime. Sepia-tinted backgrounds and yellow vignettes make your images look like they were taken in another year – which is retro, for sure, but just as a throwback to the early days of mobile photography.

Do you want to make your photos look like they’re from another age? Here are some tips to achieve the perfect vintage pictures!


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A Little Blur

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Just add a little (or a lot!) of blur to your photos and they’ll immediately look less perfect, which gives them an altogether different vibe.

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It’s also a look you can go for when shooting: Just focus on something other than the intended subject and play with the blur.

Faded Colors

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Remember: The look you’re trying to emulate is that of the golden age of film photography, when people had all memories printed on paper. When photos spend a lot of time tucked away in photo albums or shoe boxes on attics, it affects them. Their colors fade, their motifs become flatter, details get lost.

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You can achieve that look by reducing the contrast of your pictures or by simply reducing their saturation. Then add some contrast or some red tint to make it pop a little.

Monochrome

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It’s not really retro, as black and white is an art form in itself. But deliberately omitting all color gives your photos a timeless feel – even if their content is completely contemporary, like the photo of commuters with their smartphones below.

Vintage Objects

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A photo with a vintage feel doesn’t necessarily need certain colors or blurriness. You can also conjure up fascination by incorporating certain objects in your shots: Think rotary phones, compasses, or old cameras.

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These vintage objects are still all around us, and they can bring back a bygone age – especially if you put them into a modern context.


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