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Jimmy W. Kennington
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/3/2006
 

Critique Please!


 
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Here are two images which I think could have been fantastic if they were taken a little differently. Any ideas?


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9/2/2007 9:04:57 PM

 
Samuel Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/21/2004
  mo info?
are you shooting b/w?
you like kinda drab scenes?
can you go back?
what were you thinking when you shot these scenes/
sam


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9/4/2007 9:07:56 PM

 
Jimmy W. Kennington
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/3/2006
  Hey Sam, sorry for the bland question. I took both pictures in color and converted them to black and white using a channel mixer>color>monochrome. I was wondering if there was any way to get the blacks and whites to be richer in tone. Any other comments would be much appreciated to.
thanks,
Jimmy Kennington


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9/5/2007 4:29:58 PM

 
Samuel Smith
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/21/2004
  i think b/w really requires more dramatic or sharper light to be effective or dramatic.overcast light is already a shade of grey.
however,sam


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9/5/2007 7:06:09 PM

 
Dennis Flanagan
BetterPhoto Member Since: 12/31/2005
  If you simply remove the color, you will get bland results. Do an online search for the photo program you use and simply post the simple question "Black and White conversion" and you will get techniques for bringing out contrast.

Also, take the time to look closely at your photos and ask yourself what it is you like about them. Remove yourself from the occasion and try to visualize what you want the casual viewer to see.


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9/6/2007 8:23:11 AM

 
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