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Artborghi’s painted love for the Appenzell Alps of Switzerland: how to transform your best shots in black and white art

Artborghi is no painter, but still pretends being one by playing with digital photography. Click each of these pictures to enjoy the full details of a ink drawing-like.

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By playing with black and white conversion values and thresholds , here are the results.

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Are you curious to know how the original pictures looked like? Click here or here for a couple of examples.

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On the boat picture, the Säntis antenna is visible on one of the most picturesque peaks of Switzerland.

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These pictures were shot in the amazingly beautiful region of Appenzell, CH. High mountains, narrow valleys and Alpine lakes. Visit it to enjoy it in full colours!

How to photo retouch your pale shots into real black&white art

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Let’s say you had a wonderful day on the snow, though without too much sunlight. Most colours in your pictures look like 70s’ toilet paper (pale blue, pale green, pale brown and so on). Pity, you could have had so beautiful shape/contrast silhouette with those black trees, people and white snow background.

It is time to open your photo retouch software and pimp your snow day:

– convert to black and white
– choose maximum whites
– enhance the contrast with blacks
– level blacks and whites up

In this way you get real black and white pictures and not boring shadows of grey. Dare with dark blacks and white whites the more you can and let the atmosphere you enjoyed pop out of your art!

And click here to see other shots we took on our “winter hike” on Uetliberg, the natural terrace on Zurich.

Fashion photography at a glance: details make the difference

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When talking about upper class parties, details are mostly relevant. On one side, peculiar dress code makes most of the event. Nevertheless, don’ forget dressing up times: they are the perfect overture to a real glamour party. Click here for the full reportage of the gorgeous Black&White party we joined yesterday night.

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