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Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by almaswimmer2010, Aug 4, 2008.

  1. almaswimmer2010

    almaswimmer2010 TPF Noob!

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    Im trying to take those super serious portraits that you see in black and white and i cant seem to get the shadows dark enough and keep the detail while keeping the rest bright but not too bright. LOL hopefully that makes sense
     
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    Well you're either lighting wrong, shooting wrong, or processing wrong.

    That answer your question?

    Let's be a little more specific.
     
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    I am sorry but that was hilarious to me

    My guess it that your D.O.F isn't right and also your lighting to get the look you want
     
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    DOF in all likelihood has nothing to do with it.
     
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    Monitor calibration will not shrink or expand the tone gamut. How could that have anything to do with their problem?
     
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    I'm leaning more towards lighting.
     
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    I think it may be a lighting problem too.

    Experiment with harsher lighting, and softer lighting and the angles it's coming in from.

    That has got to be the funniest thing I've ever read on this forum! :lol:
     
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    Meysha still being picky Vicky

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    OP, can you post us an example of what you're not happy with, and maybe a link to what you'd like it to look like and we can help you out more.
     
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    Appreciate your sense of humor, most people on this forum would think that's rude, innapropriate and immature.

    Good thing there's some of us left.
     
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    Calibration:
    Calibrate your monitor so that black is actually grey (too bright) and view the image.


    Color Space (read):
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=safari&rls=en-us&q=color space and B&W&btnG=Search
    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&client=safari&rls=en-us&q=color profile and B&W&btnG=Search


    No one specified any specific or non-specific relation.
     
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    I vote for a different exposure (maybe a bit brighter, maybe a bit darker), and a solid curves adjustment afterward.
     

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