The Big Ladder is proud to have signed as an official ambassador of The Nik Software Collection. Nik Software is a suite of Photoshop and Lightroom plugins formally owned by google now owned by DXO.

Many images in the Big Ladder archive use HDR Efex Pro this involves taking 5 bracketed exposures of the same view and using the software to merge the 5 frames into one, creating an image as the eye saw at the time.

Other plugins we use from the Nik range are Color Efex Pro which we use predominantly to adjust contrasts only.

Nik software is also famous for Silver Efex Pro which is a ground breaking stylish black and white plugin, turning what can be a bland colour image into a stunning black and white.

Take a look at the Big Ladder archive to view how Nik Effects have enabled us to produce stunning landscapes.

Stand out frames are: 

The recent London at night was 5 frames blended in HDR Efex Pro.The Shipley Windmill image which was a whooping 7 exposures blended together and the Stonehenge image which was also 7 frames blended….The HDR Efex treatment I feel produces an image that isn’t false…but more true to how our eye saw the scene at the time.

Take a look below….

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