5 Tips for Black and White Conversion in Lightroom
My last blog post about black and white photography explored some of the creative decisions behind recognizing a subject or scene that works well in “monochrome.” Continuing from there, the subject of how to best convert your RAW color images into black and white is a study unto itself, but the main underlying concept is not complicated. Adobe Lightroom provides a number of fantastic tools to help photographers manipulate their photo’s color information, bringing out the contrast in a converted black and white image. If you’re wondering how to get better monochrome conversions with Lightroom CC, then read on…
Alpabfahrt Photography Day-Trip in Appenzell
This Saturday’s photography day-trip to Appenzell was an incredible success – especially considering that the weather forecast was absolutely dire! None of us could believe it, but we didn’t feel a drop of rain all day while photographing the “Alpabfahrt” in and around Urnäsch.
Black & White Photography for a Creative Kick
Once upon a time, black and white photography was the most practical and economical way to photograph. If you’re old enough to have shot photos in the film age (ahem… including myself there guys), then it’s likely that you did some developing and printing in a darkroom. Like some film photographers, most of the darkrooms of days-past have since retired, or been converted into storage rooms or wine cellars, etc. So sad… (Sniff, sniff..).
Teufelsbruecke photography trip
Saturday’s photography trip to the Teufelsbruecke (Devil’s Bridge) did not dissapoint! We had a great group of photographers and spectacular weather for our photo walk between Andermatt and Goeschenen. The impressive Schöllenen Gorge gave us plenty of subject matter for experimenting with HDR (high-dynamic-range) photography. Further down towards Goeschenen we got creative with long exposure shots of the Reuss river flowing around huge granite boulders. I preferred a black and white treatment on my own photos which I think fits well with the bridge’s stark architecture and it’s rugged granitic surroundings.
Alpabfahrt – The Celebration of an Accident-Free Alpine Summer
During summer, cow herds feed on alpine pastures high up in the Swiss mountains. After a successful season in the alps and as soon as it is starting to get cold in autumn, the herders and their cattle descend back to the valleys, celebrating their (hopefully) accident-free summer.