I am not a massive fan of this type of photograph myself but some subjects do work well with the technique and all I am doing is sharing my method with you. The whole process can be done in Photoshop but as my work flow now includes Lightroom I will begin there.
Please click on any of the images for a larger version.
First off we need to open our Raw file in Lightroom.
Next we convert the image to a black and white one. There are lots of different ways of doing this which I am not about to go into here but try to get a good tonal range by making adjustments to the levels etc so that you get rich blacks and a good tonal range all the way up to the white highlights. Export or save this black and white image to the same folder as before and give it a new name.
This should have created a new level with the black and white level on top. Make sure that the black and white level is highlighted to work on and then select the eraser tool from the tools menu.
If you go over a bit you didn't mean too simply go to edit undo(this is why I click lots of times instead of painting large areas)
Once you are happy with your image you will go to Levels-Flatten Image.
I will then make a few more adjustments and maybe use the burn tool a little to burn in some of the midtones but only very small amounts at a time (set at 2%).
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