This is the shot processed a couple of years ago using Topaz Labs B&W Effects.
The next theme on my blog is going to be black and white architectural photography.
I edited this picture of the Royal Bank of Scotland using Topaz Labs black and white pug-in, B&W Effects.
I need a break from the intense commercial photography work I have been doing recently.
So I am going to treat myself to 5 days of blog posts all about black and white architectural photography.
I do not know how many images I will produce but you will find out over the next five days.
I find it useful to give myself these tasks to work on a specific area of my photography work.
Architectural photography is my core photography work, and adding black and white processing using Nik Silver Efex Pro will give some variety to my architectural photography work.
This is not something that I have tried properly before, and the idea came about when Google made the Nik software free recently.
I need to come up with my own black and white style, and I am looking forward to this. I am going to work on some recent commercial architectural photography work, taking final client issued work and producing something new.
I am looking for a distinct, highly stylised look. The images have to sit well together, and I will be developing another new workflow specifically for black and white architectural photography. I will be able to offer this to new clients as an additional service, allowing me to give added value to my customers.
My aim is to have 12 new images which I will publish as well as on my blog on a new page on my website. Later on this year I am going to do the same with my interior photography work and my travel photography.
And of course last but by no means least I will produce a set of black and white landscape photography images – and with this set I really will be going for it!!
Set yourself tasks to do something different – you might find it as rewarding as I do.
And so until tomorrow……