Originally toning was used to turn black and white photographs into sepia photographs. The reason for that was preservation. Sepia photographs lasted longer because of the chemicals that were used in the process of developing the film.
Today, toning is used to make a picture feel warmer or cooler. It changes the feel of the picture and can bring the photograph to life. Below are a few pictures that I split toned.
|In this, the two toned approach creates a gray background. The flowers stand out because the background is muted.|
|snow scene, with very muted colors.|
|large strawberry in pink|
Here are the original photographs: