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Black and White portraits
« on: September 14, 2011, 02:15:45 AM »
I was playing around with a portrait I took. I knew there was a good image in there. Ran it through Silver Efex 2 and WHAM! there it was.  :D


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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2011, 06:42:09 PM »
The skin tones came out very nicely, good texture

I wish there was a little more definition between the beard and the shirt. The shirt blends into the background, but that's more about style than anything else. Unfortunately, the losing the beard means losing features and expression on the face, in an otherwise very expressive pose and style

Just my two cents, thanks for posting

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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2011, 08:01:31 PM »

Nice image.

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Re: Black and White portraits
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2012, 03:09:56 AM »
Thanks for your comments. I might re-visit this shot now that I have learnt a bit more about post-processing in ACR and PhotoShop CS5.  ;)
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Re: Black and White portraits
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2012, 05:56:52 PM »
little portrait of my friends little girl

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Re: Black and White portraits
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2012, 01:49:17 AM »
Lovely little kid. Those catchlights in her eyes are excellent!
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« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2012, 02:02:52 AM »
little portrait of my friends little girl

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I love the chiaroscuro! Very nice portrait.
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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2012, 02:25:14 PM »
One prety girl  ;)

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Re: Black and White portraits
« Reply #8 on: January 26, 2012, 09:33:49 AM »
You are correct!  ;D
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« Reply #9 on: January 26, 2012, 10:32:29 AM »
K3nt,  I think you'll get even more of a WHAM! if you crop a slice off the left, just to our right of what appears to be a step-ladder in the background.   This will remove a secondary, dead-end focus to our left of your subject and concentrate everything to the right.  I don't think that shoulder will be missed.

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Re: Black and White portraits
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2012, 10:49:40 AM »
Old School B&W - Canon T90, Vivitar Series 1 28-105mm f/2.8-3.8, T-MAX P3200

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« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2012, 01:23:27 PM »
Shot with 5DII and 70-200 2.8 II

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Re: Black and White portraits
« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2012, 02:18:01 PM »
I was playing around with a portrait I took. I knew there was a good image in there. Ran it through Silver Efex 2 and WHAM! there it was.  :D


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« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2012, 02:43:20 PM »
Shot with 5DII and 70-200 2.8 II

Love the shot, very natural and that lens always amazes me. What PP did you do or was the BW straight form the Camera?
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Re: Black and White portraits
« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2012, 03:36:49 PM »
Shot with 5DII and 70-200 2.8 II

Love the shot, very natural and that lens always amazes me. What PP did you do or wa steh BE straight form the Camera?

Thanks - I use Aperture for PP. I used the green filter when I converted to B&W to make the background darker.

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« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2012, 03:36:49 PM »