Another image for my architecture photography portfolio that I have already produced a black and white version of but am going to re edit now.
Full Spectrum inverse works for me.
What I do is scroll down through my favourite presets and then on the way back up might stop at something I like and that is that.
Brightness and vignette
I want the lights to shine, so I increased dynamic brightness a lot, 76% to be precise. I can do this as I am going to apply a heavy vignette, Lens Falloff 3.
And finally a filter.
Red filter – completely transforms the image.
Orange and yellow filters do the same as the red but a bit less.
The green filter worked really well.
Finally, the blue filter made the sky too bright.
I went with the green filter.
There is no science to this. Well there is in how the filters work, but none whatsoever in how I choose them. It is purely on how they look and nothing else.
Like most of my processing in Lightroom, which is a visual process. The numbers in the main on the sliders mean nothing.
Black and white picture done.
The science was all in the original edit. That was a client piece of work with more time spent on it. One of my favourite things is taking client work and refining it. I can’t do this for clients as these things can take a lot more time – preparing a portfolio image is a time consuming thing. And clients don’t want to pay for me to play about forever with images in Photoshop.
I also have the creative freedom in this type of image processing to do pretty much what I want, as I am working for myself and not the client, and I enjoy that freedom. This is where new ideas and techniques come from – the creative space to experiment.
I have nearly completed my black and white portfolio, and am looking forward to the last images which were also taken in Poole, which you will be able to view over the next 5 days.
Rick McEvoy Photography Blog
Wednesday 19th October 2016