Photography By Molly Kreeger – www.mollykreegerphotography.com
Photoshop retouching by – Kurt A. Moore – Moore Images Photographic Services – Westfield N.Y.
The original images is a straight black and white conversion. You can see that the image needs some correction to make the image pop. A black and white image needs some true blacks and true whites and everything in between to make a good looking black and white conversion. We are working with a cute snapshot from Molly Kreeger Photography that you can see in the original image that is flat, muddy and overall grayish rather than black and white. With some contrast added a little bit of dodging and burning with the adjustment mask and a tiny bit of softening you turn a flat conversion into an image with a little pop and character.
This comparison is the original image and the results after being worked in niks software silver efex. The grain and sepia tones give the image an aged look. Just playing with different effects.