Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Life Without Technicolor

Ever think that your photo might look better in Black and White only to make the conversion and drain your photo of any dynamic or pop? Well those days are over thanks to NIK software and their Photoshop/Lightroom/Aperture plugin Silver Effects Pro.

Canon EOS 60D
Canon 50mm f/1.4
1/50, ISO 400, f/1.4

Want to see and read more? After the jump.

Truth be told, Tianna is the editor of the two. As you could probably tell from our face-off  she's got a little bit more talent than I in that department (although I'd never admit it to her!). And, as you could probably guess, she's the one who really unleashed the wow behind this particular plugin. I had dabbled in B&W conversions in the past in order to emphasize the simplicity of a scene, but failed to retain the 'wow' of an image. 

Canon EOS 60D
Canon 50mm f/1.4
1/100, ISO 250, f/1.4

Silver Effects Pro allows you to not only convert to B&W but also customize your image, much like you would in a darkroom. Not only are you able to do the conversion, add filter, adjust levels and use tonnes of NIK presets, but you can even add film grain to various degrees.

Oh, and you can add washes!

Canon EOS 60D
Canon 50mm f/1.4
1/200, ISO 100, f/1.4

Geesh! Can you tell I like my Canon 50mm 1.4?! Lastly, one of my favourites from this group of edits. 

Canon Rebel T1i
Canon 17-40mm f/4L
1/500, ISO 100, f/4, 35mm

1 comment:

  1. That last one is still one of my faves. Fifties themed wedding, and a dramatic fifties-esque look.

    *Gets love on with Nik...*

    *Shifty eyes*