I am not much of an Instagram user or similar apps so I don't know what this filter is and obviously Instagram is not the sole app that may have this filter but I was wondering how I can produce an image like this:

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It looks like an Instagram filter but it's super sharp. I know that the lens and the camera used is a huge factor but most of the time, filters are "faded" and doesn't maintain most of a photo's sharpness. Any ideas on how I can accomplish this effect on PS or at maybe a filter name for it?

Or is this a result of using film camera?

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    What precisely is the effect which you think was produced by a filter? To me it's fairly obvious that this photo was taken with at least two artificial light sources, but other than possibly some contrast boost I can't see anything obviously done in post. – Peter Taylor Nov 19 '16 at 23:06
  • The color of the girl's hair has been changed to match that of the fox. – Count Iblis Nov 19 '16 at 23:09
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    What makes you think instagram is involved here or any filter? – null Nov 20 '16 at 0:28

If I've understood your question correctly, I think you're referring to the shallow depth of field.

This can be achieved in Instagram from the "Tilt-Shift" filter feature - but this portrait has instead been taken with a long lens and a wide aperture (denoted by the F number, eg f2.8) to achieve a narrow depth of field.

A lot of portrait photography uses a short telephoto lens (85mm to 100mm traditionally) at a reasonably low f-stop (between f1.2 and say f8). This allows the plane of focus to be narrow enough to keep the subject in full sharpness, but produce a nicely smoothed out background (Bokeh).

Apologies if I've misunderstood the question.

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I don't think that this image uses "instagram filters"

Contrast is mostly a result of lighting.

I think this image is either over sharpened, over contrasted, or just low resolution.

If you like the effect, just go into photoshop, decrease the saturation and increase the contrast, and sharpness.

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