Last weeks Union Station trip has provided me with many brackets to process and as I have been working with them I have been trying new things.  Well, I wouldn’t necessarily say new, but revisiting an old friend.  I started my photography journey at 17 in the darkroom in High School printing 35mm black and white negatives.  I used to swear by black and white and be so against color, but as soon as I started shooting digital I strayed away from black and white.  Out of sheer curiousness I processed some of the Union Station photos in grey scale, and I must say, I am impressed.  HDR images hold a lot of information and detail for a high quality black and white photo.

Tip For The Week:

While you are processing your photos, throw some black and white on them, see how you like it.  Sometimes you might like the effect it brings and who knows, maybe it can bring back an old friend you haven’t seen in a while.

Check out an old post of mine that shows you the many ways you can process an image in Black and White in Photoshop.


Blake Rudis
f.64 Academy and f.64 Elite are the brainchildren of Blake Rudis. While he is a landscape photographer, he is most passionate about post-processing images in Photoshop and mentoring others.

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