Jackie, Black and White or Desaturated

Discussion in 'People Photography' started by Scurra, Jun 27, 2008.

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Which do you prefer?

  1. Black and White

    2 vote(s)
    18.2%
  2. Desaturated

    9 vote(s)
    81.8%
  1. Scurra

    Scurra TPF Noob!

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    Hi everyone,

    I've got two photos of my girlfriend that I took tonight, they are almost candids to be honest, I just grabbed my camera and started snapping. But I'm not sure which version I prefer, the B&W or Desaturated.

    Black and White:

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    Desaturated:

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    Please feel free to give C&C also,

    Cheers,
     
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    Desaturated.

    The picture is under exposed though in my opinion.
     
  3. Scurra

    Scurra TPF Noob!

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    It could well be, the lighting was pretty low so to avoid camera shake the shutter speed was probably faster than it should have been.

    However I was also trying to centre attention on her eyes by adding a vignette effect to darken the edges.
     
  4. Terri Walsh

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    desat, of the two. Or maybe another version of black and white?
     
  5. tirediron

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    Yep, desaturated.
     
  6. Scurra

    Scurra TPF Noob!

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    Thanks for the feedback, Jackie agrees that the desat looks better, I clearly need to work on my greyscale conversions.
     
  7. Rhys

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    B&W. You need to hike the contrast a little though.
     
  8. Scurra

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    Ok here is a modified version of the black and white that's had the contrast increased some. Any better or too much?

    [​IMG]
     
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    I think you need to hike the contrast quite a bit more. The image still looks bland. It could well be the lighting.
     

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