Last week I practiced High-Key and enjoyed it. High key sounded easier, for I have experimented with it for a while, just because I like dramatic photos. But I haven’t yet dared to go all the way to darkness, as I did today…
First, I worked on the original image, shot with my Olympus E-M10 (mirrorless).
The first step was to go to Lightroom and make some adjustments before converting it to B&W and I got this image.
Next I made these adjustments in the tone curve:
I wasn’t happy with it yet. But after looking at Lisa’s post at Gray Days and Coffee’s and at her stunning entry, I dared to use the adjustment brush to increase exposure and lighten up the amazing eyes of this kid; because this what I most love about this image. And here it is: