I’ve seen some amazing black and white photographs on the photography section of the WordPress blog. So, I thought I would try my hand at using Lightroom to see if I could achieve the same thing.
It’s not as simple as clicking the black and white button. I also adjusted some of the underlying color tones and increased the clarity to bring out the details and shadows.
This is a time I wish my WordPress template was wider for images. If you click on the image you can see some of the changes in a bigger format.
The original black and white threw too many shadows around his eyes, but the adjustment lighten brush solved that problem. I also used the adjustment brush to sharpen his nose, darken highlights in the fur and increase the clarity in the creases. There really was a lot I did to this image, so much so I couldn’t list them all.
I’ve watched some Lightroom videos on editing and I might just record one and post it some day. First I need to find a screen video program that is easy to use. Anyone have any suggestions?
Photo info: This gorilla lives at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha, it’s one of my favorite places to visit. I posted earlier about the Gorilla exhibit, give it a read, it’s pretty amazing. If anyone visits Omaha contact me and I’ll be more than glad to take you on a tour.
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