Attempt at 'acceptable' b&w photography

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  1. loopguru

    loopguru TPF Noob!

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    Lately I've been addicted with B&W photos. Any advice on how to achieve a good mix between the contrasts is more than welcome. :D

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    I think all of these work really well with the high contrast conversion you've done!
    I really like #2.
     
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    Personally, I think those are excellent. The sky in the first one is awesome. Also the streetlight in the last one is good. And in the second one, the fact that the buildings are diferent lengths away adds some depth to the shot.
     
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    I think you have done a great job on these! I love, love, love the high contrast-y look in 3...beautiful!
     
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    wow... #1 rocks! really beautiful pics here!

    as to advice... were you shooting film or digital?
     
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    Hi, this is all digital. I increased the contrast a little.
     
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    I do not think you need much or any advice. They are looking really good to me. When I convert to B&W, the first thing I do in RAW is drop the temp for most outdoors shots such as these to around 2200 and then drop the saturation to remove the color. After that I drop a lot of other level till you can hardly see the pic and the bring it up with exposure comp. I guess I'm giving away my secrets here.

    Two examples of this technique are:

    Example 1
    Example 2

    Scott
     
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    I don't shoot in RAW so is it possible to change color temp like you mentioned? Thanks for sharing how you do your kick ass b&w prints.:mrgreen:
     

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