Lewin's Digital Darkroom Workflow:

Brooklyn Bridge Study - L. A. Lewin 2014 BW Conversion via Silver Efex Pro 2 (Click for larger view)

Stepping back in time to reintroduce fine art photography from a traditional posture: exhibiting landscape, floral and vernacular architecture and communities with a sense of authenticity, compared to the present day crispness and sometimes hyper-reality view that are commonplace as we head deeper into the digital photography revolution.  Lewin’s work expresses a sense of space and natural vitality that bring viewers back to similar work exhibited decades earlier.

Only traditional darkroom practices are utilized to create a final piece of fine art photography.  “First, I strive to capture the best composition – visually and technically - from behind the glass. If successful, as little time as possible – and more importantly – the least amount of file manipulation will be used in the digital darkroom”. Lewin’s digital workflow includes, Photoshop CC for cropping, dodge & burning, Camera RAW for chromatic & luminance adjustments , corrections to white balance and other tools needed to remove dust from the image file. Color Efex Pro 4 for applying neutral density, and polarization filters to selected image files, while black & white conversions are completed using Silver Efex Pro 2. 

Though the majority of Lewin’s work is captured digitally, the past 2 years has seen Lewin experimenting with new and old films being introduced back into the photography community. All black & white and color negatives are scanned: post-production resumes back in the digital darkroom for its fast and accurate adjustments in keeping with an easy and less stressful post-production work-flow. “The camera is not only an extension of the eye, but of the brain. It can see sharper, farther, nearer, slower, faster than the eye...Instead of using the camera only to reproduce objects, I want to use it to make what is invisible to the eye, visible." — Wynn Bullock

Local Retreat - L. A. Lewin 2015 BW Conversion via Silver Efex Pro 2 (Click photo for larger view)

Local Retreat - L. A. Lewin 2015 BW Conversion via Silver Efex Pro 2 (Click photo for larger view)

Canon Camera Systems: Allow me a second to brag about my camera system - I rely on Canon gear for the majority of my work: the 5D Mark II and Mark III are my work-horse cameras - frankly, they are tough enough to handle any type of working condition I get myself into. In addition, both bodies are fitted with Canon's top of line lenses - “I do not want anything, but a clear view, between my subjects and the camera sensor”. Atlanta Fine Art Photographer, Lance A. Lewin

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