Digital Black & White: Why I use SilverEfex

One of the aspects of black & white photography I really enjoyed when shooting film was the simplicity of the process. Once you’d settled on a film speed and maybe an exposure push or pull, you basically knew how your photo would turn out as long as you weren’t juggling the camera at exposure time. With the advent of the digital camera, all of the simplicity of shooting B&W has unfortunately gone by the wayside.


This will (hopefully) be a growing post with comparisons between different methods and outcomes of digital black & white processing.

Lightroom desaturation Vs The SilverEfex treatment

Lightroom B&W - Unknown Fish 1  Hawaii 2013 - Unknown Fish 1