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.
Expanding my Skills