Simple B&W

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  1. Picksure

    Picksure TPF Noob!

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    Trying to get the hang of B&W photography.


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  2. Lula

    Lula Cracks-Up At Crazy Titles!

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    Hi :)

    I Love the photo , but i think more constrast would work better, it would punch it up ;)

    Cute cat btw ;)
     
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    I love this pose, and how the kitty appears to be looking away but if you look closely I think she is indeed looking at the camera. I agree with Lula, some more contrast would make this photo stand out more. That's something I struggle with in my own black and whites. Are you shooting film or digital and converting?
     
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    JonMikal TPF Noob!

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    what they ^ said! nice composition. if you boost the contrast and it looks better, give us a show!
     
  5. Picksure

    Picksure TPF Noob!

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    The first one, besides a slight crop, is straight off the camera, digital in B&W. Is this better? If not, please have a go at it to show me. My aim is to get them better when I shoot 'em.
    I do have a hard time adjusting B&W photos.

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    Thanks for any input and help. Every little bit helps. :)
     
  6. Canon Fan

    Canon Fan TPF Noob!

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    Here is a super quick go at it using an S curve in Levels a tad of USM to make it more textured and a little edge burning . . .

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    Maybe a bit too contrived on my part though :?
     
  7. LittleMan

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    Picksure, B&W photography is all about the subject... considering there is no color you need to have the texture and the placement compensate...
    Look at my most recient B&W and that might give you a bit of understanding... for me it's hard to explain...
    http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=16349
     
  8. Picksure

    Picksure TPF Noob!

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    Ahh, I see. Thank-you both.


    off to try the S curve thingy now..............
     

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