Angie Bowen May 8th, 2012

Faded Glory: A Showcase of Low Saturation Photography

There are many photographers who aim for vibrant explosions of color in their work. Using these bright hues to connect with and move the viewer. Though there are some who take a different path for reaching their audience, however color still plays a part. They actually process the photos to lower the saturation of color and thereby enhancing the mood and tone of the pictures.

By fading the images in this way, some truly breathtaking and inspiring results can take shape. Which is what we are hoping to accomplish for our readers today. In this showcase of low saturation photography we hope to inspire our readers with the glorious, emotive imagery these talented pros have created. Enjoy!

Faded Glory

Petal Dance by Jean Fran

Vintage book… by aoao2

Boudoir by Ophelias-Overdose

Blossom by EliseEnchanted

Fog by Tamerlana

untitled by oprisco

Disappear by duchesse-2-Guermante

Somewhere Back In Time by oO-Rein-Oo

:old tale: by candymax

Keep my distance by xxchange

Kangaroo by Lady-Tori

Veiledly yours by INeedChemicalX

Softness Time by Rave15

Suicide by NadirSiddiqui

The Offer by nairafee

Wedding day… by Khomenko

Chrystal palace by aoao2

Daze by EliseEnchanted

Between cats by Tamerlana

infinity by oprisco

I have to go by duchesse-2-Guermante

Ballerina Dreams by oO-Rein-Oo

:lost in freedom: by candymax

remember the times by xxchange

Miss Elegance by Lady-Tori

Life in Red by Rave15

Tea Time by nairafee

Hush, but the heart beating by Khomenko

les jours tristes by Pink-Promise

(SP)bRING me to Life. by JoanaSorino

The Long road. by Squirrelondope

its tea time by brenditaworks

Vintage Cupcakes by fiegga

muse by oprisco

Ode to Summer by duchesse-2-Guermante

Absent Mindness by oO-Rein-Oo

Spring Chronicles by nairafee

haiku by Pink-Promise

Selfportrait. 2 by JoanaSorino

macarons by fiegga

What Did You Think?

That concludes the showcase. So now we want to hear from you. What did you think of the photographs that we shared? What was your favorite? Do you know of any other wonderful examples of low saturation photography that we missed? Just drop us a few lines in the comment section and let us know.


Angie Bowen

Angie Bowen is a freelance artist, designer and writer as well as a founding member and editor of the Arbenting Design Blog.


  1. Beautiful stuff. I get so torn when seeing this type of photography. I feel some art had been lost with the proliferation of instagram and things like that. I guess it will just force the creatives to be more creative.

  2. Very nice collection! I would love to see a couple of links to some tutorials just to see how others do it. Could benefit me to learn a new technique.

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