The Orton Effect / by Paul Waldo

I was listening to some old photography podcasts recently, and heard a great interview with Michael Orton, the inventor of the Orton Effect.  He developed this technique in the 1980's and it involves overlaying two overexposed slides of the same image to create some very interesting effects.  I thought it might be fun to give it a try, so I grabbed some old bracketed shots and ran them through the technique.  The results are not too bad!  Note that this started as a series of 3 bracketed shots for HDR, run through HDR Efex Pro.