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  1. robertwsimpson

    robertwsimpson No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    C&C welcome.
     
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    it's difficult to see the point of this photo had you not put it in the title. The tilt is overly distracting, especially since you have very strong leading lines. Also...having the guy's back to us and the one giving directions hidden...it's honestly boring. Also...you've chopped half their bodies off and have too much negative space at the top.

    But...I LOVE your BW conversion...it's definitely my style...lots of contrast! =)
     
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    robertwsimpson No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    lol all of your comments are due to the fact that I have no cajones. I was shooting from the hip as I walked past, praying that they didn't hear my shutter clicking and hoping that my camera was aimed and focused correctly. I did what I could to fix it in post. I was thinking exactly what you were though.

    Anyway, thanks for the compliments on the BW conversion. That is something that I've been experimenting with and I'm finding that you almost can't have too much contrast or sharpening.
     
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    What B&W method are you using?
     
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    robertwsimpson No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    saturation all the way down. Is there another way to make a photo have no color other than desaturating it?
     
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    o hey tyler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Black and white adjustment layer in CS3 or above, it can actually be pretty handy. Or of course other plugins like Silver Efex Pro, or lightroom can produce good B&W conversion. Or you could set your color mode to grayscale and discard all that data if you prefer.
     

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