If you are following me on social media, you know I have been experimenting with what I call “photo paintings” for a good while now. After almost five decades as a photographer, I never get tired of learning new things; coming up with new ideas (new to me anyway) and trying to find new ways to express myself through my lens.
The photo paintings are my latest attempt at all of the above.
DxO PhotoLab 3 just hit the streets and it is a very advanced (yet relatively easy to use) piece of photo editing software.
Photoshop can automatically create a contact sheet featuring some of your favorite images. Using the command FILE > AUTOMATE > CONTACT SHEET II, you will get a dialog box asking you how you want your contact sheet constructed.
Don’t import a color image and select the IMAGE > MODE > GRAYSCALE command to convert it into black and white. If you do that, you will literally throw away two thirds of your valuable data that you can’t get back later! You will also end up with a flat, drab-looking image that will make a turkey puke.