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#1 Dennis

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Posted 16 December 2015 - 09:46 AM

Just not mine. I found Moose Peterson; who has been using nik and others also uses multiple as I do.

 

Here is the first article; http://www.moosepete.../jps-brilliant/

 

This has a link to a more comprehensive explanation, where Moose got his process. Be sure to click that link.

 

Here is a follow up post with a vid from Moose; http://www.moosepete...toshop-cc-2015/

 

 

A lot of what they are doing is the same concept I have tried to present, I'm glad I'm on the right track.

 

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Note: You can do whole process in LR if you don't want to go into photoshop, or you don't have PS. I believe you can do this in elements, but there is one thing you need to know before you leave LR. You need to open as a smart layer (object) when going from LR (or ARC, it works the same way there too) into PS. If you don't, you lose the ability to change your settings if you need too.

 

I don't have elements, so I don't know if it supports smart objects.


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Posted 16 December 2015 - 10:04 AM

There's about 10-12 different ways I do b&w conversions on my computer I use on a regular basis, and that doesn't even touch how many I have access to.  That's why I like doing them.... I enjoy finding a scene and applying a specific method in my mind as I'm shooting.  Then I go home and enjoy the magic.


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Posted 16 December 2015 - 10:07 AM

That's a very good point sparky. The best black & whites are the ones that you plan for. Seeing in BW.


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Posted 16 December 2015 - 11:12 AM

Great links, Dennis. Great read, good tips....giving me the urge to go B&W hunting with the camera today!!

Greatly appreciate the info you continue to provide, thanks!!
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Posted 16 December 2015 - 01:11 PM

Thanks Dennis, I have many ways to convert to B&W, Sepia and other monochrome colrs but I mostly use several LR Presets with some personal adjustments. Gonna try some in camera shots.


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Posted 16 December 2015 - 01:27 PM

Quote from the article;

 

"There is no one process, since B&W is such a romantic medium. We need to mix in the digital darkroom as per the heart".


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Posted 16 December 2015 - 03:37 PM

I will forever love B&W.  Really good B&W is breathtaking to view!


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Posted 16 December 2015 - 03:46 PM

BW is some of my favorite photography!  B)

 

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Posted 19 December 2015 - 09:17 PM

I'm not a huge BW fan but I do some conversions from time to time. It always surprises me how big of a difference in the image you can make with tiniest of tweaks in the processing. 


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