It’s tonight, hope to see you there! Expecting loads of people – it will be fun for all!
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Taken from the aisle seat of a J-Church on a Thursday morning.
Note: Over the last few months, I’ve been playing with black and white conversion tools – Lightroom and Photoshop, Optikverve’s Virtual Photographer, and Nik Silver Efex Pro… and I have to say Nik is the best of the bunch. Why? I like having one tool that gives you fine control over so many things that affect the conversion: the luminosity of specific colors, the brighness and contrast of highlights, mid-tones, and shadows, the structure (tonal contrast and sharpness), the grain, the vignetting, and the color cast of the ink and background paper. I also like being able to reproduce the effect of different brands of film. But best of all, I love being able to selectively control what happens in specific areas of a photo, increasing or decreasing light, contrast and structure selectively. In fact, with a little practice, I’ve learned to use Nik Silver Efex to create Hipstamatic-like results without an iPhone. Well, not consistently, but I’m getting better at it.
Sure, you can do nearly everything Nik does using Photoshop. But it takes a lot more work. A lot!