High Key & High Contrast People, Edit B
High Key & High Contrast, B&W People Photography.
Well, I have added this two-photo frame to my Photostream (@ Flickr) because I was asked, recently, how I did my high key & high contrast people photos. I’m OK with sharing knowledge.
IF you are interested in this type of “High-K-C” photography, then you can always begin with using my method as your initial point and then find your style…that’s always best.
Start out with a good color photograph. Then, convert it anyway you wish to, to B&W. I use PhotoImpact X3, implementing any native or 3rd Party filter (plugin) to convert to B&W. I like OptikverveLabs Filters – such as “Satin Steel” (under PRESETS – B&W), to convert to a B&W image. You will have many ways to adjust the Presets to get the look you want.
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** Using the various levers to control Contrast, Brightness…choice to use Red, Blue, or Green filters brightness, Softness (increases brightness), and a number of secondary filters (the EFFECTS box), allows you a good range of ways to get that High Key and High Contrast Look. **
After the conversion – effects step, I usually adjust the high-mid-low tones in PhotoImpact to get the look I want from a “High K-C” Photo.
My final steps may be working with the Dodge & Soften Tools to clean up any “sharp” edges (where the tone transitions are not very gradual).
Well, there it is…I’ve told you one of the tools I use, sometimes, that I like for good effects. I won’t tell you the exact settings I use because you should not carbon copy styles…this is where you challenge yourself to develop your own style, and simply what your eye tells you is cool.
Have a GREAT DAY!
Uploaded by BEHIND the LENS with Nawfal Nur on 15 Jan 09, 2.05PM MYT.