Topaz BW Effects 2

I have been working with Topaz BW Effects 2 from Topaz Software which at only $60 provides a very cost effective alternative to Nik Softwares $200 SilverEfex Pro 2. I have been getting very good results with files sent to the plug-in from Lightroom. The image below is a street shot grabbed quickly on the X-Pro1 and the 18mm XF lens. The .raf file raw file was opened straight into BW Effects 2 once I had imported it into Lightroom, and all further wrk was done there. I think it produces a much more detailed and controlled result that Lightroom alone, and I would recommend it.




About Gerry Walden

I am a stock photographer with far more years of experience than I would care to mention. Located in Southampton (UK) I am sandwiched between two national parks and my home town is a major seaport. I shoot mostly people related images, and travel when I can. I am resident photographer at a major concert venue in the town which means I get to shoot a variety of musicians.
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