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Dec 06, 2013 22:58 |  #1

Hey,

I posted a few images a few days ago and I shot them in Monochrome and used the ISO for a grain feel. I just took this image a few hours ago in full color and I used the in camera B+W w/ grain effect (T3i thing) and this is what happened (Lowest contrast setting in camera) no editing except what the camera did....is this good or not?

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Dec 06, 2013 23:19 |  #2

I think it gets close to what you were attempting in your other post. A couple thoughts...the detail in much of the blacks seem to be lost, can you pull some detail out in PP? Wish the entire bow was in the shot, being cut off seems to lose something here. And, why is he flipping you off?


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Dec 06, 2013 23:31 |  #3

Lol didn't even notice that...Umm SHE is just holding her bow like that because that's how she always does :P Force of habit when she one hands the bow and the violin at the same time. Taking a second look at it...the entire right side from the violin to right is fine, everything to the left is hideous to me as it did lose ALL quality in the blacks...I only did the effect in camera for this (probably a crappy effect because it's done in camera after the image is taken lol).

I could pull out some detail but idk how much with the image already being altered in the camera. I personally don't like the PS B+W filter/effect as I can never get the look I am aiming for :P

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Dec 06, 2013 23:38 |  #4

I think I like the B/W better. It makes the image timeless to a great degree. The biggest benefit of the color is that you can make out the part of the bow SHE is resting her middle finger on. I am not a big fan of either PS or LR B/W effects and filters, however if you take a look at Scott Kelby's books (for either program) and follow his steps to convert color to B/W and then add noise or otherwise age the image, I think you'll like the final product.


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Dec 06, 2013 23:44 |  #5

I'll do some post processing on this image someday soon and post here again to show you what I've found with Scott Kelby's book as well as adding my own taste :) THANKS!


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Dec 07, 2013 16:31 |  #6

I usually prefer B&W but I prefer the colour ...mainly due to the nice warm violin colour and because otherwise, there is not a wide enough range of tones to support B&W...is is too black.
I would open it up somewhat and crop the bottom and side to hide the poking fingers.....and sharpen.

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Dec 08, 2013 08:51 |  #7

nice color edit,i liked the bw but this color is very nice


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Dec 09, 2013 17:05 |  #8

I don't like the added grain effect in the B&W. I think I'd also crop the sides of the picture to get rid of the excess clutter (eg. partial thumb, the excess chairs, etc.).


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