This black and white image uses two beautiful things: a fabulous portrait shot by Albert Dera on Unsplash and one of ON1 Photo RAW’s excellent B&W Modern presets. Portrait images don’t always convert well to black and white, but this one works brilliantly, thanks in part to the perfect portrait lighting, the strong, symmetrical composition […]
This has two possible meanings. One is a soft-focus ‘glow’ used to enhance portraits, for example. The other is an undesirable side-effect of HDR or localised contrast techniques, where the software attempts to blend one area of adjustment with another but creates a soft ‘glow’ effect around objects as a result.