Friday, January 15, 2010

Different Moods

I thought I would share a picture I took recently that has been converted to black and white in Silver Efex Pro. There are four versions showing how you can chance the mood of your pictures to suit your taste.

Soft tone and low contrast help soften the look.

This one has film grain and lighting effect added from the bottom of the photo.

This is more dramatic with higher contrast and structure.

Just the lighting effect was added to the already soft photo.
Some of these effects make a subtle change to your photo white others are more dramatic. By using control points in Silver Efex you can highlight specific areas of your photograph. Changing the lighting, structure and contrast of the area you have chosen. Take a chance and experiment with your photos.
If you are interested in learning how to use Silver Efex Pro here is a lesson by Steve Huff. It will take you through the process and show you how changes occur to your photo.

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