B & W

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  1. Lula

    Lula Cracks-Up At Crazy Titles!

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    Black & White Newbie! :blulsh2:


    Feedback please


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  2. Tuna

    Tuna Supermodel

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    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?

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  3. Lula

    Lula Cracks-Up At Crazy Titles!

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    Hi there
    Thanxx for the comments :D
    These shots were taken with my digital camera on B&W mode.
     
  4. Digital Matt

    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    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.
     
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    Lula Cracks-Up At Crazy Titles!

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    Hummm...point taken

    Thanxx I'm always learning something. :D
     
  6. Tuna

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    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.

    Good luck!

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