The gritty, grungy look for people is a popular look these days and if you Googled those in search terms you would find a wide variety of approaches from other photographers.
If you shoot outdoor adventure type images you might want to add an edgy style to your images. There are many ways to create a grungy and gritty look and I have played with 5 different approaches and they all create a slightly different visual look to images of people outdoors.
This is the first in a series of 5 posts that illustrate the different approaches and each approach differs in complexity from very easy to very involved. This first approach uses primarily the High Pass filter in Photoshop with a sepia effect.
The other approaches coming in the next 4 tutorials include: Camera Raw, HDR, Desaturation, and Topaz Adjust software.