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Jan 03, 2012 16:24 |  #1

I've been trying to find a style of PP that gives images a more interesting feel. I've become really sick of a lot of my earlier standard (increase blacks boost this that etc) PP. Pardon the picture! Which do you prefer A or B?

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Jan 03, 2012 16:52 |  #2

B is rather flat, you need to establish a black point


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Jan 03, 2012 16:55 |  #3

A) by a long shot


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Jan 03, 2012 16:56 |  #4

EDIT- Added a vignette to B, probably helps. I somewhat prefer the washed out kinda look in people shots


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Jan 03, 2012 17:19 |  #5

I personally like the washed out look but the lighting isn't really helping here, might look better in black/white.


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Jan 03, 2012 17:21 |  #6

A for me


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Jan 03, 2012 17:23 |  #7

Seems like a's the winner! ach well, worth a try!


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Jan 03, 2012 17:50 as a reply to  @ PACO11's post |  #8

Definitely A for me.

Open that 24-70L up a little from f/5.6 to make them pop a little more without the background?


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Jan 03, 2012 19:01 |  #9

As previously stated, the black point is not established on the second one. Even though I might not choose A as a preferred photo, I would choose it over B for sure.


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Jan 03, 2012 19:23 |  #10

Gary McDuffie wrote in post #13641917 (external link)
As previously stated, the black point is not established on the second one. Even though I might not choose A as a preferred photo, I would choose it over B for sure.

Ditto, B is flat without tonal definition.




  
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Jan 03, 2012 19:37 |  #11

As others have stated A. Image is simply too flat.


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Jan 03, 2012 22:12 |  #12

A wins , B is too flat .




  
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Jan 04, 2012 01:10 |  #13

I am a fan of the washed out look. Keep it as is,but add some contrast to give it a lil more dept.


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Jan 04, 2012 07:11 |  #14

point taken on the black point, thanks guys, will see what that does!


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Jan 04, 2012 07:24 |  #15

What do you guys mean by a "black point", how is "finding the black point" achieved? (Photoshop elements)


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