I’m somewhat inspired to try Black and White again today. I read Trey’s review of NIK Software, and that reminded me of their Silver Efex Pro software (which he reviews on his new tutorial). I bought it last year at the NAPP expo, and loved it. The problem? I have absolutely no eye for B&W photography.
It’s not that I haven’t seen plenty, or don’t get the science behind it (although I’m a bit fuzzy). Something just doesn’t click upstairs. I think that’s going to be one of my next big pushes over the next few weeks. It’ll be tough, though – colors are finally here, and I really want to play with them.
The photo above: I was playing around with the macro setting on the sd500. It’s neat – you get a narrow depth of field. Converting to B&W has some neat parts – I like the muted background with the analog noise, but I’m not so sold on the overly bright foreground.