3 plastic pears sit on a table in front of a
white backdrop.

While most photographers seem to always be avoiding grain at all costs, I feel that it can be utilized to make a beautiful image everyone now and then. Note that there is a difference between noise and grain. Noise is the unattractive look that reminds you of your television when there's no signal. Grain is an antique, desirable look that originated from high ASA films, but the look can be reproduced with modern programs like Adobe Lightroom.


  1. So, did you have to do anything special, in terms of F-stop or lighting, to get it to look so grainy? Or was it just a matter of setting that picture's resolution way low?

  2. I actually added the grain in Lightroom 4. :)