Wednesday 23 May 2018

Tuesday 22 May - Monochrome conversion - Ian Wilson

What’s the best monochrome conversion method?  

Ask half a dozen photographers and you’ll probably get six different answers!  Last night we put that question to Ian Wilson from Cambridge Camera Club and his answer was a clear vote for Nik Silver Efex.  Before demonstrating the power of Nik Silver Efex, Ian showed other methods using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop.  

Watching an expert like Ian transform a number of images very quickly with the tools available in Nik Silver Efex was an eye-opener to many of us and I’m sure many club members will be trying out the tips we picked up.  As well as a hands-on demonstration, Ian brought several of his monochrome prints which showed not only the results of different processing styles but also the influence of different papers.

Many thanks to Ian for an inspiring presentation.

If you don’t already have Nik Silver Efex, it can be downloaded for free via the Nik/DxO website here

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