Jonathan Mutch

Posted by Scott


Some cool shots from Jonathan Mutch. Really like the color and vibe of his stuff; very authentic, filmic style. Every time I see stuff like this and check the EXIF I realize my next camera should probably be a Canon. Also, apparently I need to visit Banff. Check out the depth in that third shot, beautiful! You can find some more of Jon’s work at his Flickr

Jon: Care to elaborate on your process in the comments?

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Shelby White says:

October 30, 2009 at 9:50 am

I love the first three of these photos and would love to know Jon’s process. Something about the third image makes me want to draw meaning from it. It could possibly be the positioning of the cloud directly above the mountain…


Jesse says:

October 30, 2009 at 10:08 am

That cloud totally makes pic 3. I didn’t at first notice, but the little island lines up too. Way to be in the right place at the right time, and with a camera too!


michael chan says:

October 30, 2009 at 11:53 am

thanks for sharing jon’s work. i love seeing this level of depth from digital photography.

nikon makes the most rock-solid digital system for pros. that said, nikon’s concept of tonality is an atrocity. i shoot all my personal work on 35mm print film and get it processed and scanned at costco for $5.

three film frames made last weekend –


Jon Mutch says:

October 30, 2009 at 12:18 pm

Wow, thanks Scott for showing these pictures – what an honour. I’ve been a fan of your work for years.

Basically, all I do is play with the curves in photoshop, sometimes add a vignette and tweak the saturation. I’m shooting on an old Canon Rebel XT, most of these were taken with the kit lens. I’ve always been a fan of the way film looks – but never had the patience.

There’s a great tutorial to learn the basics of this process here –


RA_OUL says:

October 30, 2009 at 1:04 pm

Geeze…These shots are gorgeous. I love the 1st, 3rd, and 5th photos with the 3rd one being my favorite because of that unreal depth in the shot. Nice post.


David Neff says:

February 9, 2010 at 8:34 am

Agree, Canon makes a kick ass camera but it’s the user that makes the difference. Right on, filmic apperance, I know how to do the look with film… best with some outdated stock, maybe a little pull in the process, higher speed medium format… on the other hand, post proc. RAW, make your own quick dev setup in Lightroom and you can have it any way you want. Good choice in final apperance either way. It’s a vision and well carried through.



PeezoMTF says:

April 20, 2010 at 1:09 pm

Jon let me say kudos to you for the great pics. I’m an amateur photographer and I love the vintage feel of your pics which I’m currently trying to perfect. the photo of the guitar player with the long exposure is amazing. love your use of green tones…….all around dopeness. Big ups to you and continue to inspire