Posts tagged “Black and White Photography

Turtle (Two Photographs) and Some Fun with Processing

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There is no harm in occasionally trying new things in software, of course the only danger is going further than you want and having to start again. In this week’s post I have tried a few new things to see where they will go. One thing that has always intrigued me is adding fake lights to a photo. Luminar has a filter called sun rays and you can see it best in the black and white.


Doorways (Two Photographs)

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Doorways can often be interesting subjects and I certainly took a lot of them in Montreal. Luminar has enabled me to get quite a bit of detail out of the photographs with its masks and neutral density filters to get just the look I wanted.


City in Black and White (Two Photographs)

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Both of these were taken in Montreal – the first is the new university library and the second some houses in the Plateau District. With Luminar most of the features of the black and white processing software Tonality CK are there. The excellent presets have been recreated and are free for download. Black and White conversion is not difficult but you do need to think about contrast and colour filters to get just the right range of tones and Luminar has those tools.


Cartoon Art (Three Photographs)

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This week all the photographs have been processed with Photolemeur and Luminar. The scenes here are HDR in Photoshop and adjusted with the above software. To some degree I think Skylum took a step back when it concentrated its efforts on Luminar rather than the separate apps of the Creative Kit. But in reality things move on. More comments as the week goes on.


Wall Art and “Personal Work” (Three Photographs)

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A Photo Editor, that is a person who hires photographers for commercial work was asked what they look at in a new photographer and one of those things mentioned was “personal work,” Work that is uninfluenced by creative direction of a magazine or advertising agency. Having been in photographic studios where the photographer was directed, I still think personal work and amateur photography is where the fun is even if you don’t make any money at it.


Tulips (Two Photographs)

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I take a significant number of Tulip photographs ( all one day of a festival). I then work on them throughout the year. They seem popular. I like the ability to work with multiple elements in a photo and highlight a specific subject. Fun to work with, a delight for the eye.


Purpose (Two Photographs)

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I may have shot this scene before but with the door open and with people in it. Just a lovely bit of scenery. I wanted to do it justice in both colour and black and white, though my preference is the black and white, given the detail and texture.