• Playing with monochrome

    This photograph was taken in France a few years ago and I came across it whilst looking for something that would make a monochrome conversion. I really enjoy creating monochrome pictures, though it isn’t what I do most, so probably doesn’t come as naturally as montage… but it is very refreshing to create something where it’s the tones and lines that are the most important feature and not where the story is most important…it’s also quicker 🙂 and the next shot on the same day… I just love the cloud patterns in the next image – makes the whole thing a bit confusing so it takes a while to decipher.…

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    Building an Image – Monochrome conversion

    This is an image of Mike that I processed last month for Impact Group. The first shot is the un-manipulated RAW file from which I decided to make a monochrome image. I wanted to make a strong monochrome image from it. For the first stage, I tone-mapped in Lightroom using the Lightroom develop module, then vignette, and local adjustments with the adjustment brush. I then imported into Photoshop, applied a transform to reduce the convergence and then slightly enlarged his eyes using the Liquefy tool and lightened the eyes on a mask. I think it’s looking more “powerful” but the beard is brighter than the face, so further burning and…

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