Help Needed with B/W

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  1. GliderPilot

    GliderPilot TPF Noob!

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    I took a trip to Halifax last summer to see the Tallships and decided to try my hand at black and white photography. The shots didn't exactly turn out the way I wanted them to. I'm not quite sure what I'm doing wrong.

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  2. GliderPilot

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    I'm not really sure what I'm looking for. To me those shots look like someone's scrapbook shots. They just don't seem to show the ships the way I wanted to show them.
     
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    You can start by giving them more contrast.
     
  4. DocFrankenstein

    DocFrankenstein Clinically Insane?

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    I second that. It also seems you've underexposed the first shot... either in printing or in camera
     
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    Contrast is definatly lacking in the first and could help them both.
     
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    The first one needs contrast help now. I think the second one is exposed/printed well (I personally like black and white more contrasty), but there is just too much clutter. The buildings would show better if there wasn't a rope-covered monster in front of them and the ship would look better if it had a blank sky or plain warehouse behind it.
     

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