1st Time Posting Photos Here

Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by sarahdavis, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. sarahdavis

    sarahdavis TPF Noob!

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    Hi, I'm not doing something right when posting photos, but I just copied this from my Medium size Flickr photo, will this size work or do I need to go down to small?

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    This is my son Caden (almost 4) eating an apple a few days ago. I finally learned how to use the b&w focal effect in Paint, and I love it!

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    This is my daughter Kinsey (1)

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    This is my stepson, Cole (8) this summer
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    The size is fine. Cute kids.

    Is that the 'selective color' effect that you have going in the first two?
    It's funny...because people really love that effect when they first see it or when they learn how to do it...but many of us photographers, who have seen it for years and year...have really come to hate it.

    Personally, I don't mind it...when it's done with a good purpose in mind...to draw attention to something that should have attention drawn to it. In your images, I think it's hurting rather than helping. In the 2nd shot, for example...the attention is now on the hair ties and the shirt...when it should be on your daughter's face.
    Just my opinion.
     
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    I know what you mean Mike. I'm very new to photography, and I have been in a phase the last few days where I want to selectively color a lot of my photos.
     
  4. sarahdavis

    sarahdavis TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the CC. Yes, Picasa calls it black & white focal effect. But you're only allowed a circle of color in there so I was happy to learn how in Paint. I realize that effect isn't for everyone which is why I always save the originals also.
     

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