This is another interior photography image that I am looking forward do producing a black and white version of using my favourite Adobe Lightroom CC plug ins, Nik Silver Efex Pro.
I am nearly half way though my set of black and white images for my alternative portfolio, and I this concerted practice with a purpose has resulted in me having a repeatable process for my black and white image editing, which is one of the comes I was hoping for.
This only happens with regular and consistent practice.
This has been the big change recently in the consistent production of high quality architectural photography images.
Before I focused on my architectural and interior photography images only I was producing a variety of images of different subject matters
- Waters capes
- Urban landscapes
(Interestingly none of these subjects includes people).
I do like people. No really I do!
Whilst variety is fine the standard and quality of my work was not progressing as much as I would have l liked. A huge influx of architectural and interior photography work helped, as I had to transform my processed overnight. I carried this on into my colour portfolio, and now into my black and white portfolio.
Which brings me back to this image, an interior photograph taken at the University of Southampton. The photograph was taken for the architect of the refurbishment of a floor of Guildhall Square.
This is the three steps I followed in Nik Silver Efex Pro
- Fine Art Process preset
- Red filter
- Vignette lens fall off 1
And that is all.
Nik Silver Efex Pro is part of the Nik Collection of software which you can download free from Google at https://www.google.com/nikcollection/
Give it a go – there is some great stuff in there. And it is free.
Rick McEvoy Photography Blog
Monday 3rd October 2016