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Some other options include: onOne Software Perfect B&W 9 - http://www.ononesoftware.com/products/bw9/ Topaz B&W Effects 2 - http://www.topazlabs.com/bweffects Outdoor Photographer recently did a B&W special and had an article that touched on the software: ...


If your editor allows tweaking individual amount of colors that come to the mix, try changing amount of green and yellow. This will allow you to brighten or darken parts of the trees and bring more separation there. Different editors allow different amount of manipulation. In the worst case, you could make the color image more yellow or green before ...


You can use layers of the same image with different brightness/contrast setting and masking to create a composite, adaptive/local contrast enhancement, adaptive image equalization with masking or manual contrast curve manipulation to expose the details in the dark (raise black point a bit and make the ramp more steep so that even almost black pixels get a ...


@MirekE has some great advice. I would also add that you can play around with over and under developing easily with your 35mm. Find a scene that shows a wide range of values, ideally a scene where you can set the lens to infinity. The sun should be behind you and over your right or left shoulder. No clouds if possible so the lighting doesn't change suddenly. ...

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