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| p.1 #16 · WA560 Train Bridge (Assignment: Structures) |
Thanks for this - your processing is leaps and bounds better than what I produced.
As I'm someone especially weak with conversion, have you got any tips or general rules to follow? I love using BW for texture and lines, but sometimes getting there is a battle for me.
Thanks, it did convert well.
Tips & rules - Find something that works for you and practice, practice, practice. Just last night I discarded another BW product, slick, efficient, but after I got over the thrill of the bling, it didn't offer anything (other than numerous presets that are well done but I will never use) much new. For my needs, ACR and LR are more than sufficient, along with maybe Silver Efex Pro thrown in the mix but with SEP I obsess over the number of sliders and usually over-cook the image.
I've found George DeWolfe's work most instructive. He also has a book describing his workflow for LR, again instructive. Practice with LR if you can - the BW panel - moving sliders to see how various settings effect tonal range to achieve the results you envision. Also, Matt Kosklowski (google the name) has a number of free BW presets for LR that are good starting points.
Summary? Find what works for you. Otherwise you'll drive yourself nuts with the wide variety of conversion tools and methods available. No doubt each serves a purpose and produces results better than others in specific cases, I prefer a simpler less complex solution (for my purposes).
Hope this helps - and of course check out YouTube tutorials.