In this video, Swiss photographer and YouTuber YuriFineart shows you how he took a bland snapshot and turned it into a “fine art” looking black and white image. Scroll down and hit play to see how he does it:
Source: Petapixel – How to Transform a Bad Snapshot Into ‘Fine Art’ with Lightroom
What an astonishing title! Hopefully it’s not meant to be serious? A bad snapshot is a bad snapshot no matter what you do to it. And certainly converting it into black and white doesn’t turn it into “fine art”, or art of any kind for that matter. I know – I do it all the time, but I’m not under the illusion that it turns them into “art”. I just like the way they look a little more.
Notice that the extract above reads: “YuriFineart shows you how he took a bland snapshot and turned it into a “fine art” looking black and white image”. Maybe it should be changed to: “…shows you how he took a bland snapshot and turned it into a black and white bland snapshot”.
To be fair to the article it does later say:
Obviously, the final product is not all of a sudden a beautiful image. There are still issues, and to reiterate the idiom, you can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear—but the final image is significantly nicer than the original snapshot.