Expanding my Skills

Over the last couple of weeks I have started using Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 as plug-in on LR to transform my color to black and white photos. I must admit it is doing an outstanding job in the conversion. The difficulty is picking the existing and shooting new images that will reflect where I want to go in Black and White photography. I have created a gallery for my B&W in my Zenfolio web page. I also have ventured into the processing world of taking a color photography and converting it into a sketch. I’m using CS5 for this process, and as I would expect, selection of the images is the key. I have discovered that to many highlights can spoil the image, and a good contrast is the key. If you go to my Zenfolio account, http://wegorton.zenfolio.com/, you can catch a glimpse of my efforts on both of these efforts.

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About delmarvagrapher

I once saw a thread in Fred Miranda that debated the issue if someone is a hobbyist or a professional. One individual stated that he was an “enthusiast” rather than hobbyist. He noted that an enthusiast takes it more serious that a hobbyist. I guess I can say I’m an enthusiast photographer, I take it very seriously. I have often said I will travel anywhere to take a photo. I won First Place in the Landscape category in the first Photography Contest that I entered and I had a image published in an Alaskan publication for tourist. I have traveled to Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Arches and Canyonlands National Parks, Ecuador, Amazon basin, India, New Zealand and Australia for photo opportunities. I have been asked many times if I intend to sell my images. I would not want to rob the pleasure and joy out of photography by turning it into a job. This is not to say I would not sell my picture, but I do not want to turn it into a 9-5 job.

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