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Podcast 297 : Silver Efex Pro 2 Walkthrough & New Features

Nik Software improved on perfection when they updated Silver Efex Pro to Silver Efex Pro 2, and today here's a video Podcast to take a look at how to use this amazing black and white conversion plugin and touch on some of the new features. You can also view the...

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Martin Bailey is a nature and wildlife photographer and educator based in Tokyo. He's a pioneering Podcaster and blogger, and an X-Rite Coloratti member.
  • Michael Nolen
    Posted at 20:29h, 24 September Reply

    Very,VERY nice images. I used SEPv2 on my lilies otherworldly shot that you can see on 500px

  • Martin Bailey
    Posted at 10:08h, 25 September Reply

    Thanks Michael!

    I’ve seen your Lilies Otherworldly shot, and it’s very well done. Great base shot too of course.

  • Dan Newcomb
    Posted at 04:36h, 02 October Reply

    Great images as usual Martin. I enjoyed the podcast and just upgraded using your 15% off. Thanks for the heads up and the discount.

  • Martin Bailey
    Posted at 09:55h, 02 October Reply

    Thanks Dan!

    I’m glad the discount was useful too. You’re going to love Silver Efex Pro 2. One was perfect, but they managed to improve on it.

  • Tim F.
    Posted at 19:53h, 05 November Reply


    Thanks for the walkthrough. I never knew where to start with Silver Efex Pro 2. I now begin with the presets and tweak from there. I’m especially impressed with how the details in sky can be enhanced. I use to try to cut a lot of sky out of my compositions. This isn’t necessary or desirable when the details are pulled out.

  • Martin Bailey
    Posted at 10:16h, 06 November Reply

    Hi Tim,

    You’re welcome. I’m pleased this helped.

    I still try to cut out sky in my work most of the time, but if there’s even a tiny bit of detail, it’s certainly worth keeping in mind that you can do this sort of thing in post.


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