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Beginning in the 1880s, sepia was produced by adding a pigment, made from the Sepia officinalis cuttlefish found in the English channel, to the positive print of a photograph. The term ‘sepia’ comes from the name of the pigment.
Sepia photography has been popular amongst photography enthusiasts for years. This has been aided through the sepia filter that comes with many digital cameras.
In terms of design, a sepia palette can give an olden, aged or worn look to your work/photography. A sepia effect can be achieved via photographic toning (a chemical process carried out on prints), digital photography (filters) or in software such as Photoshop as part of post-production:
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