Photo Discussion

Sort most recent comments first

To discuss a photo, sign up as a BetterPhoto member or log in.


© Tim Cooper
Canon EOS 10D Digi...
Sharon  Day
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/27/2004
Contact Sharon
Sharon 's Gallery
    I love this image, Tim!!! It looks a little like a sketch. Is this a special effect created in Photoshop or a black & white image that gives the illusion of a sketch due to the white background? However you accomplished it I think it's outstanding!

To love this question, log in above
12/23/2005 3:36:10 PM

Tim Cooper  

Thanks, Sharon!
No special effects. Just a flower shot against a white background. I did jack up the contrast in Photoshop. About the same amount I would have in the wet darkroom. Thanks for commenting.

Editor's Note: Tim Cooper, an accomplished photographer and workshop leader, is a new instructor here at BetterPhoto. His excellent new 4-week course: Understanding Natural Light

To love this comment, log in above
12/26/2005 7:08:19 PM

Marti de Alva  

Beautiful image, Tim. I see that you used a Canon 10D. I am contemplating making the leap to digital, and wonder if this one is shot in the camera b/w mode, or if you converted it in Photoshop?

Also, did you shoot it in natural light, or did you illuminate the scene?


To love this comment, log in above
1/4/2006 6:42:50 AM

Tim Cooper  

Hello Marti,
I shot it in Color Mode and converted it in Photoshop. Lighting was all natural. I just set up a white background and put the flower in front of it. The lighting that day was sunny so I put the whole affair in the shade so I would not have any harsh shadows on the flower or background.


To love this comment, log in above
1/4/2006 7:27:51 AM

Oddur Sigurdsson  

Awesome shot Tim,

This is a very tasteful image you've created. It's very balanced and the exposure looks spot on. This'd make a great series if you're willing to commit.

To love this comment, log in above
1/4/2006 11:28:25 AM

Log in or sign up to respond | Contest | Gallery | Discussions