As Good as Old

Make digital photographs look as if your great-grandfather took them.

By Richard Kadrey

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Once upon a time, photographers took pictures on a delicate, wonky medium called “film,” which was plagued with defects such as dust, scratched negatives, grain, and colors that faded with time.

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Digital photography eliminated those defects, yet somehow the photographs didn’t quite look like photographs anymore. I found that I missed many of the dirty, human elements of film, so I ended up putting them back into my squeaky-clean digital shots. Here are some tips on how you, too, can ruin, damage, and age modern ...

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