We are beyond thrilled to launch our Fine Art B+W Photoshop action set. This has been a project a long time in the making and we are so excited to be able to share it with you! We chose to release the Fine Art B+W set with Photoshop actions before Lightroom presets, because we had in mind the end user that would be creating art worthy prints and not editing huge amounts of images (which you can do with a batch edit). This is a powerful editing tool for those that want access to a ‘digital darkroom’.
In our research we found that many artists we admired created their end black and whites in the dark room (we are looking at you Ansel Adams). Sometimes you can have an end image in mind that just needs the right base image combined with the right tools to create magic. The set includes everything from your classic B+W conversion to the more graphic and modern high-key. We have loaded the set with refinement tools so you can truly bring your unique creative vision to life. This set is unlike anything else we have found on the market and we hope to see some incredibly beautiful B+W conversions from it. As with all our editing offerings we include a multi-page PDF and quick videos to help you along the way. We of course are always here to answer any questions you may have.
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Ansel Adams in the darkroom
Some of our fave B + W photographers
This week for our 52 week photo project prompt is ‘portrait’. You can choose a human (yourself included) or animal, any style you like. We know portraits can be challenging, they don’t need to be traditional, think outside the box (like the portrait shown). What we want you to try to capture is the essence of your subject, a glimpse of who they are. Have fun!
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Our prompt this week is ‘a study’. Take an object (animate or inanimate) and shoot it from multiple angles/perspectives, shoot it in different lights, really get to ‘know’ your subject. We chose a floral study and shot it at it’s prime and even when it was fading, each stage offered a new photo-op. This is a perfect creative exercise for those days when you feel you don’ t have anything to shoot.Read More
What a week, it seems like we get more done in our two full work days than I ever was able to do with a 60+ hour week. Every week we get into a better rhythm and seem to be able to accomplish more with less, it’s pretty mind boggling to someone who often times would work from dawn to dawn prior. Ah, live and learn…
I. This incredibly beautiful image was something I was able to pilfer from Michelle’s hard drive. Speaking of pilfering, Michelle found all of these blooms in our neighborhood, they were spent blooms scattered about. You see photo-ops everywhere! The original was lovely (of course) but I think the edit with our beta Lightroom presets is looking mighty fine. We have heard your requests for presets and we are working on them at the Foto Rx lab and we think we are finally getting close…
II. Michelle bought me this incredible book for my birthday which I LOVE, she learned about it from The Art of Photography. Michelle thinks I mentioned before, but since I can’t remember I think it’s so worth mentioning again.
III. Did you know that Creative Live offers FREE classes every day? I didn’t either, you can check them out here.
IV. There’s documentary on writer Joan Dideon out right now that has been getting a lot of buzz, I haven’t seen yet, but Michelle thought it was fascinating.
V. Michelle and I are working on a project that required specific tools from the art store. The uber friendly folks at Daniel Smith introduced us to Caran D’ache watercolor pencils, we have used watercolor pencils in the past and felt they were lackluster at best, but these seem to be in a league of their own! We bought the Museum Aquarelle in black, if you fall in love you can always get this beautiful set. These pencils get rave reviews as well. We did try the water-soluble pastels which we didn’t get, but they are definitely on our list of things we would like!