If you are bored by the ‘technical side’ of photography, its time to switch off. I think its fun processing my images but I know for some its a big yawn.
The new kid in town is Tonality Pro from Macphun. It seems to be like Silver Efex Pro but rather more refined, elegant and versatile. I am using it on a 15 day trial but I will certainly buy it. It can be used as a plug-in to Lightroom and PS and currently it costs $69. About the price of a good restaurant meal.
Just to give you a sampler here are 3 images that I showed before with comparisons:
Compared to the old:
The Tonality Pro shot is slightly colour-tinted to sepia and has had a film effect and some faux grain added. To me it has a smoother finish, which I like. This is another TP shot, with a nice silky finish and a vignette.
Compare to SEP
And to make it easier, a side-by-side comparison.
So which is Tonality Pro and which is Silver Efex Pro?
I have not done many of the video tutorials yet – that is for the afternoon session. This already feels like another great tool to have at my disposal but of course you still have to start with a decent image. I wonder if they can fix that for me.