Recommend me LR black & white preset for wedding portraits please


dinneenp

Link Posted 09/02/2016 - 22:44
Hi,
Bought LR recently and still getting to grips with it. Can anyone recommend a good preset for black and white presets for wedding portraits (mainly indoors). Free ideally but paid if much better.

What effect am I looking for? Just good, impressive b&w if that makes sense....

Thanks in advance,
Pa.
Cheers,
Pa
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Last Edited by dinneenp on 09/02/2016 - 22:54

cabstar

Link Posted 09/02/2016 - 23:15
From the VSCO packs I prefer the ilford and Polaroid mono presets.
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Concert photography

Currently on a Pentax hiatus until an FF Pentax is released

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redbusa99

Link Posted 10/02/2016 - 09:17
the best black and white software seems to be Nik Silver Efex Pro, lots of presets , film types etc. very user friendly. unfortunately you have to buy the whole Nik collection, Colour Efex Pro4 , Silver Efex Pro 2,HDR Efex Pro 2(does not work with Elements) ,Dfine2, Viveza2 (film emulator), Sharpener Pro3 (RAW sharpener, Output sharpener) cost 95 from Google, who slashed the price from what it was when NIK were selling it. it installs as a plug in with photoshop, lightroom, and elements.

https://www.google.com/nikcollection/
odd lens or 2

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Smeggypants

Link Posted 10/02/2016 - 17:17
Another thumbs up for Nik Silver Efex Pro from me. I use it with Lightroom for B&Ws.
[i]Bodies: 1x K-5IIs, 2x K-5, Sony TX-5, Nokia 808
Lenses: Pentax DA 10-17mm ED(IF) Fish Eye, Pentax DA 14mm f/2.8, Sigma 17-70mm f/2.8, Pentax-A 28mm f/2.8, Sigma 30mm F1.4 EX DC, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.2, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-FA 50mm f/1.4, Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8, Sigma 135-400mm APO DG, and more ..
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swarf

Link Posted 10/02/2016 - 17:56
Smeggypants wrote:
Another thumbs up for Nik Silver Efex Pro from me. I use it with Lightroom for B&Ws.

+ 1 (I find the other modules very useful as well, especially Viveza 2, Colour Efex and Define)

Phil
K-5iiS; K-r; ME Super; ME; DA* 16-50 f2.8; DA 18-135 WR; DA 55-300 WR; HD DA 15mm F4 ED AL Limited; FA 50mm f1.4; A50mm f1.7; DAL 18-55mm; M40mm f2.8; + assorted non-Pentax lenses

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dinneenp

Link Posted 12/05/2017 - 00:11
Hi,

I've installed Nik package today (lol, well over a year later...but free). I shot another wedding a few weeks ago and wan to make some B&W copies.

Within the Silver Efex Pro 2 module/program what presets do you use/recommend? Or another way to ask which presets do you think the customer/bride and groom would probably like. From an extremely quick glance (10 mins) I like
high structure harsh (but think it might be too 'hrd-ish)
full dynamic harsh
dark sepia (maybe the darks are too dark).

Thanks in advance,
Pa.
Cheers,
Pa
http://www.photoblog.ie where every post have a musical reference as it's title.
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