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Harris Shutter Effect - quick editing tutorial
« on: September 03, 2015, 12:51:23 PM »
Spurred on by a technical challenge over on Flickr, and only being able to find incomplete or just plain vague instructions on how to recreate the Harris shutter effect using Photoshop and the like, I worked out how to do it and made a little video to help other interested parties. So here it is:

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Re: Harris Shutter Effect - quick editing tutorial
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2015, 07:17:32 PM »
Thanks for that H. I may have a go later, when I have time to experiment.
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Re: Harris Shutter Effect - quick editing tutorial
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2015, 10:24:13 AM »
TBH I tried this for a recent comp but did not get on very well. Had my 3 pictures from a set point with moving subjects but it just did not work. I will have to try this again some time and will look at the tutorial again.
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Re: Harris Shutter Effect - quick editing tutorial
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2015, 02:28:49 PM »
FWIW I reckon the things to avoid with this technique are bright scenes, because adding the channels together lightens the brighter parts - often to the point of complete white-out - that's why I chose to use candle smoke on a dark background.
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Re: Harris Shutter Effect - quick editing tutorial
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2015, 03:08:28 PM »
Good tutorial Howard.  When I tried this I struggled with the available tutorials.  When I tried this I used a stationary object (a frog) and played around with the focus between shots.  I wanted it to look like a vintage photograph where the photographer would have had to expose three plates to get a colour image.  I'm sure I have seen such images of Russian villagers from 100 years ago but my google-fu is failing me right now.  Not sure I was entirely successful as I think it just looks like a cheap lens with chromatic aberration.  But a fun experiment anyway.

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Re: Harris Shutter Effect - quick editing tutorial
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2015, 11:15:31 PM »
I did not even know of the Harris Shutter effect until I watched this tutorial, now looking forward to have a go. Many Thanks H for making and posting the tutorial. :legit:
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Re: Harris Shutter Effect - quick editing tutorial
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2015, 08:34:40 AM »
No problem - I was just irritated by the examples I had found on line that seemed to be incomplete.

For brighter images you can get a pleasant effect by only boosting the individual source channels in just one output channel, or just by playing around with the various possible combinations. Although the result is not really Harris Shutter it can be fun to muck about with.
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