3 Nik Silver Efex Pro Techniques for Dramatic B&W Photos

3 Nik Silver Efex Pro Techniques for Dramatic B&W Photos

3 Nik Silver Efex Pro Techniques for Dramatic B&W Photos In this tutorial, I’m going to share three techniques you can use with Nik Silver Efex Pro to achieve dramatic black and white landscape photography. Nik Silver Efex Pro is a long-standing favourite amongst landscape photographers as a means to convert their images to black and white. This is because ...
Tutorial explaining two powerful adjustments in Nik Silver Efex Pro

Powerful Nik Silver Efex Pro Tools

Nik Silver Efex Pro is a powerful black and white converter in the Nik Collection. It helps you to easily achieve adjustments that could leave you scratching your head in Photoshop. And in Lightroom similar adjustments might not even be possible. Two of the adjustment sliders in Silver Efex Pro that are very difficult to replicate are Soft Contrast and ...
Dramatic black & white conversions before and after

Dramatic Black & White Photography

Dramatic Black & White Conversion in Lightroom The accepted wisdom in Photography circles is that to produce a dramatic Black & White conversion you need special software or plug-ins. Lightroom has tools to create black and white conversions but you can’t achieve dramatic results. This is rubbish and you shouldn’t listen to people who tell you this. In this video, ...
Topaz Black and White example conversion

Topaz Black and White Conversion

Topaz Black and White Example In my book Topaz Detail for Landscape Photographers the second example describes how you can use Detail to enhance an image prior to converting to Black and White. This strategy is designed to improve the results from the conversion process. Although the book shows the finished Black and White conversion and makes comparisons, it didn't ...
How I created the La Paz Image

How I created the La Paz Image

Nik Silver Efex Pro Tutorial I recently published this image on my Lightweight Photographer blog. At the time I didn't think too much about it and to be honest I was rushing a little so didn't save the file with Smart Objects in place. Little did I know it would draw quite so much attention and that I would need ...
Waterfall, Isle of Skye, Scotland

The Monochrome Landscape

Monochrome Landscape Photography Shooting successful landscapes in black and white is not quite as easy as it might seem. I have to admit that when I first started photographing landscapes with black and white film, I was so disappointed with the results that I gave up for some 5 years. What I didn’t realise is that I was breaking one ...

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