Black and White Architecture Fine Art Photography Post-Processing Workflow Video

Black and White Architecture Fine Art Photography Post-Processing Workflow Video

The last time I made a video is about how to create a B&W architecture fine art photography in 5 minutes is just a teaser (You don’t actually believe it would be that easy, right?). But it’s still shown at least 1/3 of my post-processing method. But this time I’m gonna show you my complete workflow, from the photo imported to the finished result, in video nonetheless. This is a black and white architecture fine art photography post-processing workflow video.

Black and White Architecture Fine Art Photography Post-Processing Workflow Video

Before I begin, let me tell you that this is a fine art photography, a very subjective photo genre that unique only to one photographer, ME. I don’t know if other people do it in the same way or not (never know, since I develop this method on my own), except for selection. I just want you to understand that at least.

So, on this video, the photo I use is a straight shot of the center of Jakarta Fatahillah Museum. This is a dutch style building built as the City Hall of Batavia during Colonial Era. Here is the RAW photo:

And hereafter post-processing:

Black and White Architecture Fine Art Photography Post-Processing Workflow Video

So here is the outline of this video, in case you want to know what I did in this video:

A. Lightroom

Library module

1. Showing the photo and metadata (00:00-00:10).

Develop module

2. Fix lens distortion (00:10-00:19)

3. Fix perspective distortion (00:19-00:32)

4. Remove lens dust (00:32-01:41)

5. Convert to black and white and create a darker mid-grey tone (01:41-02:06)

6. Move to Photoshop (02:06-02:06)

B. Photoshop

7. Create selection for the architecture (02:06-08:00)

8. Create a dark and contrast tone sky with Silver Efex Pro 2 (08:00-08:50)

9. Create a darker controlled tone architecture with Silver Efex Pro 2 (08:50-09:38)

10. Fix the white line on the edge of architecture (09:38-11:34)

11. Create a darker tone on the windows of the building top (11:34-12:52)

12. Create a more contrast to the name of the building (12:52-14-12)

13. Save and switch back to Lightroom. The saved photo is automatically imported to Lightroom (14:12-14:30)

C. Lightroom

14. Dodge & burn (14:30-17:00)

15. Change the overall tone (17:00-17:22)

16. Sharpening & noise reduction (17:22-17:37)

17. A bit of vignetting (17:37-17:50)

D. Finish

 

Here you can see the comparison:


That is my 2017 version of black and white architecture fine art photography post-processing workflow video. If you see the video you can see that I speed up the video to around 17 minutes. The total time it took for me to create it actually around 48 minutes. Even that is to fast since it usually took me around 3 hours to post-processing a photo.

You probably also realize that there is no sound. Like my previous reason, I still don’t have a microphone. A decent one is more expensive than I thought. Still didn’t feel worth buying one.

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