My Grandfather

Discussion in 'People Photography' started by EBphotography, Dec 29, 2006.

  1. EBphotography

    EBphotography TPF Junkie!

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2006
    Messages:
    1,834
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Maine, USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    [​IMG]
     
  2. woodsac

    woodsac TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2005
    Messages:
    5,712
    Likes Received:
    260
    Location:
    In a black hole
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Lots of character. I like the pose and expression.

    How did you convert to b/w? It looks a little flat. But that could be because there's not a wide color range.
     
  3. EBphotography

    EBphotography TPF Junkie!

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2006
    Messages:
    1,834
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Maine, USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Thanks Woodsac.

    I converted using the Channel mixer in Photoshop I believe. It was my first image with that method, I think I'll go back and try again to see what I can come up with.


    :)
     
  4. karissa

    karissa The Untitled

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2004
    Messages:
    2,426
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Probably at work... *yawn*
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I agree with Woodsac on the flatness of the photo. When you go for black and white the rule of thumb is to always have I pure white and a pure black and everything in between. You have lots of everything in between but I don't see pure white or black. I would see what you can do with the contrast some.
     
  5. Michaelaw

    Michaelaw TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2006
    Messages:
    784
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Nice shot. If I were to mess with the contrast levels on this one I just might get a feathered selection around the eyes and exclude it from adjustment as you may loose some vital info here that seems to me to just about at its limit now...Just a thought:)
     
  6. Jeff Canes

    Jeff Canes No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Joined:
    May 19, 2003
    Messages:
    6,190
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    Hollywood, FLA USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Agree that it seems a little flat. You're OTE so I gave it a quick try. I tweaked the limits a little and then the contrast and brightness
     
  7. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2004
    Messages:
    34,814
    Likes Received:
    814
    Location:
    Lower Saxony, Germany
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I like the photo, EB, and I like the edit, Jeff!
    The photo had all the potential from the start so it was not too hard to bring about the contrasts.
    The composition is rare, with his one shoulder bursting the frame, but all this room and that climbing concrete wall on the right. I quite like this element! And I also like his posture and expression. Really well done!
     
  8. EBphotography

    EBphotography TPF Junkie!

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2006
    Messages:
    1,834
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Maine, USA
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    Thank you everyone! And thank you very much for your edit, Jeff, I think I will go in and see what I can do myself as well, just to see what I can do.
     

Share This Page