I have been experimenting with producing a more film-like silver toning for my black and white photos. Here are some close-up shots that have been edited in a manner to do this (settings at the end). I have included a screenshot of the toning settings from Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 below the photos in case you want to have a go yourself (let me know if you do).
I have included the colour versions after the black and white.
Personally I think photos 1 and 2 look best in black and white and the rest (3, 4 & 5) are better in colour. I think this is due to the different lighting in the shots - more moody lighting with more prominent shadows tends to favour monochrome.
As always let me know what you think.
Black and White
Silver Tone in Silver Efex Pro 2
I basically used the split tone preset number 2 and reduced the strength. Note the mild vignette was not used on all the photos.
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- Nikon D800 Camera.
- Sigma 85mm/1.8 lens, natural window light with a front reflector.
- Adobe Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC for processing.
- The model is Rachelle Summers.
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- Will AI and Robotics Create a New Form of Slavery? (Part 1 - Humans as Masters)
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- Daisy at the Castle Keep - High Contrast Black and White Photos
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