First digital b&w attempts

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  1. jadin

    jadin The Mad Hatter

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    I decided to experiment and see if I could replicate the feel of film b&w with my digital camera, not just 'greyscaling' it.

    First off I set the camera to b&w....... :roll: Secondly I set my ISO to 800 (it's max) and then turned on ISO boost as high as it would go. (basically two steps above 800 ISO) Third I set the camera's tone compensation to 'more contrast'.

    The results are straight out of the camera with zero editing save a resize.

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    I plan on doing some minor lighting adjustments but wanted to know what you thought of my 'black and white' film-look attempts. (the musicians are two friends in a garage band)
     
  2. Ant

    Ant TPF Noob!

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    I tried to turn some of my colour digital pics to B&W recently but I couldn't really get them looking right, but yours look really good. although a touch too dark for me.

    My camera should be able to replicate what you've done so I think I'll give it a try. thanks for the tip. They certainly look a lot better than just trying to desaturate.
     

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