I had an opportunity to do a story on Scary Man. This is an environmental portrait that was originally done on Kodachrome 64 which I recently converted to a digital file. As you all know, I am not a Photoshop maven and I do believe less is more. The new term is a “worked” photograph. This is minimalistic NIK.
I finally got the NIK programs installed and decided to play with one digital scan. That was at 8:30 in the evening. By 3:30 in the morning I had tested all of the software and was starting to bleed from my eyes. While bleeding I had a huge smile on my face. I was like 14 all over again – my first day in a darkroom. These programs are absolutely awesome. They are simple, straight forward and easy to use and even an idiot like me can make them work. I don’t impress easy but I’m impressed.