Although many don’t think about spending a lovely Sunday afternoon strolling through a cemetery, wandering by the spooky tombstones and withering shrubbery in Copenhagen’s land of the dead is actually high on many tourist itineraries. That’s because beyond the gates of this playground crypt lie the remains of famous writer and poet, Hans Christian Andersen, and regarded existential philosopher, Søren Kierkegaard.
I wanted to play around with some of the Picture Wizard settings on my Samsung NX20 to see which one would boost the creepiness factor of this weird weekend hangout, and was surprised to see the macabre effect the Retro setting had on my photos. By applying a less saturated and somewhat age-tinted look, it had the perfect “lingering of death” feeling I was going for.
The NX20 comes with various types of Picture Wizard settings, including: Vivid, Portrait, Landscape, Forest, Retro, Cool, Calm, and Classic. While you may be tempted to stick to one setting based on its name, it’s always a great idea to experiment–you may be pleasantly surprised by the outcome!
To use different Picture Wizard settings while shooting, simply press [MENU] while in shooting mode and select Picture Wizard. Tip: Picture Wizard is not available when shooting in SCN mode.