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Katie Parks
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/23/2006
 

Sepia or B&W?


Ive been taking pictures for years and I know effects are done on a personal preferance basis, but I was wondering if anyone out there has a unique way of decideing on using sepia or B&W. I have a few picture that I think would stand up more with one of these effects just cant put my finger on which one.


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7/28/2006 4:10:39 PM

 
Pat Worster
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/21/2004
  I love black and white but for some reason I cannot make mine look right in sepia


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7/28/2006 4:47:17 PM

 
Estella Aguilar   HI KATIE, I USE A PROGRAM, IT'S FRE PICASSA.COM. IT'S GREAT. I SURPRISED MYSELF WHEN PRINTING A NEWBORN IN HER FATHERS HAND.THIER SO MUCH CHANGES YOU CAN DO WITH PROGRAM ADDING THE SOFT GLO AND GLOW MAKE THE PICTURE LOOK OUT STANDING. ON THIS PROGRAM YOU CAN CLICK ON EFFECT ONCE, TWICW THREE DEPENDING ON YOUR TASTES. IT'S OUTSTANDING W/B LET ME KNOW IF YOU LIKED IT.YOU CAN TRY SEPIA,B/W,OR TRY THEM TOGETHER. SEE YA STELLA


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7/28/2006 4:55:09 PM

 
April Todd   Hi Katie, I usually try both b/w and sepia before I make my final decision. Sometimes one that you think will look great in B/W ends up looking better in sepia. I have a guide I use - but not always, depends on the pic in the end. I do more of my candid shots b/w and a lot of children and nature shots sepia. For instance, when I shoot weddings (for fun) most of the candid ones are always b/w - when I shoot my kids outside or dress them up like in a newsboy hat- it is sepia. NOT always, but as a general guide! Feel free to e-mail me with your gallery if you ever need an opinion on B/W or Sepia, I'm not a pro, but I do like to help if at all possible! Have a good one!
April
PS Estella --thanks for the tip, I am going to go to that site right now and check it out.


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7/29/2006 7:18:47 AM

 
Katie Parks
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/23/2006
  Thanks for your comments, I havnt had time yet to get my gallery up on here, but plan on taking a few days off for vaction next week and will work on it. I tryed the site Estella, but all I got was a house site, perhaps I just got the wrong page. ANyways thanks again for the help, good rule of thumb.


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7/29/2006 7:51:11 AM

 
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