Last week, we introduced you to the Orange Empire Railway Museum (see last week’s blog). It is a bit out of the way in Perris, CA, but well worth a day trip for photographers, families, and train enthusiasts. This week we concentrate on processing these terrific subjects. Here is how:
We really had a lot of fun with the processing. The subjects just screamed out for a more gritty look and feel. And when I say “gritty,” I mean de-saturated color, more contrast, and more structure and texture. We also liked converting to black and white, especially from infrared RAW captures. There are several ways to get this look.
Mary used her Fujifilm X-E2, so all of her RAW files where color. From there, she mostly used Lightroom pre-sets. Mary loves to explore the world of custom pre-sets that have been created by many artists and photographers. We have hundreds of them. She also has created some of her own.
I used my Canon 5D Mk III and 5D Mk II infrared. I used both on almost all the subjects and decided later which one I liked best. I just love Nik’s Analog Efex Pro right now.
We have recently been greatly influenced by the infrared work and teaching of Nevada Weir, so it was fun to try out some more infrared photography.
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