Seriously, three days in a row I’ve posted about processing my photos into monochrome…I think I need to take a break after this, but I’m really enjoying processing my pictures this way and I hope you do too! As usual, feedback is highly appreciated. This first picture is of the Ocean City boardwalk in New Jersey. Ocean City, New Jersey is a family-friendly resort town that I grew up going to all the time with my family. I’ve made a lot of great memories here and I’ll be going back in May!
So I ended up having some extra time last night and today so I went through a bunch of my pictures and tried to picture the ones that would look best processed in some kind of black and white or sepia tone. Some of my pictures go back up to two years from locations like the Naval Academy in Annapolis, Washington, DC, and the University of Pittsburgh. Enjoy these pictures and please give me some feedback! Compliments or critiques are highly appreciated! I’m hoping to submit some work for next week’s Monochrome Madness!
After seeing Leanne Cole’s blog and the Monochrome Madness Challenge that she posts weekly, I decided I should take a shot at processing my photos in the style. Now, I have definitely not mastered the technique as of yet and I need to find better pictures to process, but with my limited time in school, I threw together a few to be my first attempts at some monochrome madness. Because of my utter lack of experience with this, however, I decided to title this post “Monochromatic Messes.” I hope to be able to process some better selected photos for Wednesday!
So, I have Adobe Creative Cloud on my computer and really need to start utilizing all of this powerful software! I want to be able to confidently use Photoshop, but for now, I’m messing around with Lightroom.
Lightroom has much fewer tools and settings than Photoshop, so it is friendlier to someone who is new to processing their photos like I am. Here are a few pictures that I worked on last night along with their pre-processed counterparts. Feedback and criticism would be greatly appreciated! I really want to get a good feel for using Lightroom and Photoshop so once summer comes I’ll have to start doing some tutorials!