When taking a photo, I often visualize it in black and white. Before I even click that shutter, in my mind I already know that particular photograph will be displayed in black and white. I love hand editing each of my images and always start with a clean edit in ACR (Adobe Camera Raw). There are many ways to create a black and white conversion but today I will show you how I converted this photo starting in ACR and then applying my final finishes in Adobe Photoshop CS5.
Black and white photography appeals to me so much because I am immediately drawn to the emotion of my subject. Starting with a great straight out of camera photograph and then a clean edit allows you the option to take your photo to the next level. Don’t be afraid to get creative and bring out the best in your work!
Celeste Pavlik, Texas
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Celeste Pavlik can typically be found clicking away in her home, backyard, beach or nearby park, capturing documentary and soulful images of her four boys. Like many moms who discovered a passion for photography through her children, she says once she switched to manual mode, an entire new world of making art opened up which grew in to her desire to learn how to create beautiful images of her family. Celeste’s honest and sometimes raw and emotive imagery, most often seen in black and white is achieve with a Canon 5D Mark III and a few prime lenses and Lensbaby lenses. She loves spending time with her family, catching a romantic comedy with her husband and spending time in nature.