Chaos. I talked about chaos. I forgot to process this black and white image. Completely forgot. Here it is though and how dramatic is this? And then I found a black and white version. But what did I do to make it?
I had clearly already done a black and white edit as this was an early addition to my portfolio but I decided to do the black and white conversion again as I have learnt quite a lot recently. And I can't remember how I did the processing for the other versions so let's go back to the beginning. All is back in order now. I can relax again….
I have produced a lot of black and white images, and am getting into a routine now which is good.
This was going to be blog post number 39, but now I have sorted out my organizational mess it is this post. The numbers do not matter.
This is how the processing of the colour image went in Nik Silver Efex Pro.
I went with full contrast and structure. The presets had a dramatic effect in this image, and I could have gone with lots of them. I loved scrolling through the presets and watching the lighting change form image to image.
Dynamic brightness I increased by 30%. I know where I am going with this image now.
My favourite red filter was next. This added a whole heap of drama to the image.
And yes you've guessed it. A vignette. Lens fall off 2.
And there it is done and I am liking this a lot.
If you have j use joined my blog (where have you been?) I am currently writing about my photography portfolio, and I am producing a black and white photography portfolio. I know it seemed like a good idea at the start…..
I do my black and white processing using Nik Silver Efex Pro, which is part of the Nik Collection which you can get from Google at https://www.google.com/nikcollection/
Yes – free software from Google. And very good software at that.
Everyone should know about this great software, which I use as a plug in to Adobe Lightroom CC.
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Friday 30th September 2016