Discussion in 'General Gallery' started by Lula, Sep 11, 2004.
Black & White Newbie! :blulsh2:
The first is a little busy with no center of focus. The second has potential - interesting lighting - but may need a tighter crop.
Both are flat in tone and contrast. Were they from B&W negs?
Thanxx for the comments
These shots were taken with my digital camera on B&W mode.
I would take the pictures in color if I were you and change the B&W yourself with software. You'll get much better results. I agree with Tuna's comments about the compositions.
Thanxx I'm always learning something.
I agree. Take in color and convert. If you have Photoshop or similar software, the best method of conversion is by channel mixing (try 60/40/0 and check "Monochrome").
Another method is to convert to "Lab Color" then eliminate "lightness" in channels, then convert to grayscale.
Another way - desaturate (bar all the way to the left).
After all methods, check your levels and curves adjustments and you will get much better tonal and contrast results.
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