mixture of B&W photography

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  1. bry05

    bry05 TPF Noob!

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    Hi, this is my first attempt at B&W photography, i just took pictures of things/scenes/people that interest me, thanks for looking and I welcome comments.

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    thanks for looking
     
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    The subjects and the framing are ok, but I think the b/w needs a little work. They're very flat/grey.

    The bike in the first two are a good example. The tires on the bike are naturally black, but after the conversion they're grey. Check out some of the tips here on the forum for converting to b/w using the channel mixer.

    Keep trying, you've got a good start :thumbup:
     
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    hi, there is no conversion, these shots were taken using black and white film using a film slr, so i am a little puzzled as to the comments regarding the B&W conversion.
     
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    fightheheathens TPF Noob!

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    ha, digital gets schooled :)

    but in all honesty, i too feel the B&W needs work in the contrast and color division. i often under expose my B&W shots too get less grey and more black and white areas. if you develope your own there is a lot more that you can do in the department but dont ask me.

    and cool pictures
     
  5. Artemis

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    Some cracking photos here...a trifle over exposed though

    Also, try using the Rule Of Thirds...
     
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    I will definitely encourage one who is using B&W film. (!!)

    I like your mixture of pics but feel the need to add to the quality-of-post commentary. I shoot B&W film all the time and I think the first thing to try with all these would be to go to the Channel Mixer option in your photo-manipulation sofware and check the MONOCHROME box. That will get rid of the slight tint I am seeing. Then some levels adjustments to the first three will possibly bring out some details in the highlights and add some tonal seperation.

    Keep shooting!

    Tuna
     
  7. bry05

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    cheers for the comments. so would i be right in thinking that the 'auto' setting on my camera doesnt take into account that i am using B&W film? and hence has over exposed these shots somewhat. (i do use manual settings, but not as much as most of you probably do, due to the fact i am only just starting out).
     
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    These are really great photos. You have that eye. #2 is really crispy.
     
  9. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Bry05, as I can hear, you are still learning (like most of us here!), and from what I can see here with regards to choice of motif and framing I would say you are very much on the right track. There's already been given some good pieces of advice here, but all in all I can see that you know what to look for.
     
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    thanks for the advice everyone. so when using B&W is it more advisable to use manual settings as aposed to the auto mode, should this give better colours (well not coulours, just not be so over-exposed).?
     

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