Self ~ 1940's Noir Style

© Sara B Coffey

Self ~ 1940

Uploaded: January 28, 2019 | Entered: March 18, 2019 22:49:07


I had an idea of trying the 1940's noir photography. This style is known for high contrast B&W dark images associated w/ mystery & detective dramas. I tried to mimic this effect using a single image & one ocf shot through a cutout to simulate venetian blinds. Using a self timer & 10 seconds to position myself all in a total dark room was a challenge to say the least. I converted the color to B&W & erased the lip area to the layer below to leave the lipstick color. I also added a sparkle of light on the flash bulb for fun. Depending on your screen's brightness you may not see the shadows on the background. It looked different on 3 separate devices.
Settings: F 4.5 1/40 iso 100 ocf & reflector


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