a few black and whites c&c please

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  1. swmocity

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    i changed the first picture





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    Your subject being stoned is kinda throwing me off big time with these shots. If he just looks like that, I'm sorry.

    #1 needs to be sharpened and they both might benefit from some level adjustment. They seem to need a little more contrast, but just a little bit. A little vignetting never hurts either in my book. Lastly, maybe you should change your signature. That big, fat, red signature is really distracting.
     
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    lol ^
     
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    well, in the first one they are out of focus, he moreso than she, and his eyes are practically closed.
    The second is better but IMO there is too much space above their heads.
    And they are both overexposed.
     
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    also i have a question..kinda off topic..but is tiff better than jpeg for printing and also when i make prints, i use a priner that has Y,M,C,BK ink...in my camera what color space should i be shooting with sRGB or Adobe RGB...or does that even effect the colors when printing at all?
     
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    i hate my monitor...my screen is very dark so yea...that explains that...i have to light all of my pictures cuz of my bad screen
     
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    From what I gather, if you are shooting in RAW then it doesn't matter if your camera is set in sRGB or AdobeRGB. That setting only affect the .jpg format. As for printing, convert your photos to AdobeRGB. For the internet, use sRGB. I get my prints done at Costco and they told me that their printers use the AdobeRGB color space at 300 dpi. I've gotten some photos printed in 16X9 and 8x12 just last week and they came out beautifully; just like my monitor displayed them. I converted to the AdobeRGB color space just before send to Costco online. I hear that if you do not convert to AdobeRGB, your photos may be printed a little saturated. Another note, I use a CRT monitor. Yeah, yeah, its old but works great. Some people say that LCD monitors need to be really calibrated correctly or else their photos won't be exactly what they see on the monitor.
     
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    so adobe and 300 dpi...you use photoshop?
     
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    Exclusively :)

    I've also printed in 240 dpi and haven't noticed a difference between 240 and 300... yet.
     
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    uhhhhhh, I would really research this before switching to Adobe. Do a google search and read all you can and read here about this too. Everything out there says not to use Abode unless you really know what you are doing.
    There is a discussion about it going on right now in the Beyond the Basics Forum here.
    As for your dark monitor, calibrate it so you can see the colors properly.
     
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    I noticed you have that your photos are ok to edit..Just did a levels adjustment, added contrast and I forgot to sharpen the 2nd, but I did sharpen the 1st a little.

    edit #1...I cropped out the sky since it was blown out.
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    Did you resize 1 from 2? It seemsa lot softer and kinda pixelated.
     

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