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First B&W edit...C&C please

 
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Sep 23, 2017 23:59 |  #1

Hi everyone

This is my first real crack at black and white. I was trying to make it a contrasty photo.I know my lighting in the photo I took needs muuuch to be desired. New to photography and working on it. Not sure if its a keeper or needs to be put out to pasture. C&C welcome please. Thank you


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Sep 24, 2017 03:16 |  #2

Noticed a funny line above her head so I fixed them and a couple strange dark spots above her head as well. Just dont want to post too many of the same pic


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Sep 24, 2017 06:54 |  #3

The lighting on her face doesn't fit with the rest of the scene, that is, it look unusually bright with regard to her neck and chest. Blacks are fairly crushed. You've lost detail in her eyes.

Plus you've got some weird editing line at about the 2 o'clock position above her head.


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Sep 24, 2017 07:29 as a reply to  @ saea501's post |  #4

Thank you for your comment. I will play with the lighting. I noticed the line too and fixed it.


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Sep 24, 2017 07:54 |  #5

I agree with Bob, she looks waaay overcooked. Cut back your adjustment layer to about 50-60% if you are using layers.


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Sep 24, 2017 09:01 |  #6

I took the liberty of taking a shot at it. If you don't like I will remove it.


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Sep 24, 2017 09:56 as a reply to  @ rrblint's post |  #7

Ok now I see. Thank you...it looks so much more pleasing. I appreciate the help fixing it. :-)


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Sep 25, 2017 08:24 |  #8

I took a different approach and created more a High Key B/W for an example.



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Sep 25, 2017 22:24 as a reply to  @ DagoImaging's post |  #9

I like this one very much also. Sheesh...I made the poor girl look like a character from Twilight! Lol


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Sep 26, 2017 01:11 |  #10

I like the first one, mainly because it's your interpretation and I like crushed blacks. High key to me just looks washed out at best. Print it, frame it, hang it on a wall then decide if you like it. Could be that's just your style...




  
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Sep 26, 2017 07:52 as a reply to  @ bildeb0rg's post |  #11

Funny you said that because I keep a photo book of my before and afters. I like to flip through and see how I've improved since I've started. I was flipping through last night and what stood out to me is that I love drama in my photos....the more drama, the more I'm drawn to it. Thank you for your comment.


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Sep 26, 2017 09:09 |  #12

Vignette is a bit dark for me two. Somewhere in between would be great.


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Sep 26, 2017 09:49 |  #13

For those that don't like muted blacks...



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Sep 26, 2017 11:00 |  #14

I think I've settled on this one as my favorite of allll of the edits I've done with this photo...I believe I'm a fan of a bit of a crushed look with the blacks...


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Sep 26, 2017 21:33 |  #15

Here's a couple more for your perusal:



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