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First Test of B/W | By fbespeleta
« on: February 05, 2006, 09:06:14 PM »
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Quote from: fbespeleta,Oct 5 2005, 01:57 PM
i am trying to learn how to do digital black and white photography.
i bought a book from amazon but i still haven't gotten the book from
my brother...still in manila...though i learned a technique, and tried to
apply it in this photo i took a year ago when i was still starting with photography.

http://www.photonski.com/images/106705/large

comments are very much welcome, be it violent or not...hehehe..

thank you so much...

franz


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First Test of B/W | By fbespeleta
« on: February 05, 2006, 09:06:14 PM »

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Re: First Test of B/W | By fbespeleta
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2006, 02:42:24 AM »


Here's my first try sa B/W

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Re: First Test of B/W | By fbespeleta
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2006, 12:07:55 PM »
There are basically three mistakes that you can make when doing digital mono images.

1) Shoot with your camera on b&w or any equivalent (i.e. sepia) mode because this cuts down on your options in PS.  Most techniques rely on an RGB image to allow you the greatest leeway in digital mono conversion.

2) Simply desaturating the image in post processing normally results in flat tones.

3) Converting the image to grayscale is just the same as shooting it in mono in camera.  But you do sometimes get good results if you use a duotone conversion after grayscale conversion.

Cheers!

K

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Re: First Test of B/W | By fbespeleta
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2006, 12:33:29 PM »
kunwari im kris aquino and this is the buzzz: So, mr. k, what technique would you recommend to shoot the b&w photos? if the three points you've mentioned are "mistakes", so to speak? (aside from the duotone conversion suggestion)

(just insert the Kris aquino laugh somewhere in between)


There are basically three mistakes that you can make when doing digital mono images.

1) Shoot with your camera on b&w or any equivalent (i.e. sepia) mode because this cuts down on your options in PS.  Most techniques rely on an RGB image to allow you the greatest leeway in digital mono conversion.

2) Simply desaturating the image in post processing normally results in flat tones.

3) Converting the image to grayscale is just the same as shooting it in mono in camera.  But you do sometimes get good results if you use a duotone conversion after grayscale conversion.

Cheers!

K

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Re: First Test of B/W | By fbespeleta
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2006, 01:51:27 PM »
Kris,

Just between us - tapos na ang presscon ko about digital mono conversions.   I already talked about it during my mini-seminar at the booth of Ynzal during Photoworld :D

Cheers!

K

kunwari im kris aquino and this is the buzzz: So, mr. k, what technique would you recommend to shoot the b&w photos? if the three points you've mentioned are "mistakes", so to speak? (aside from the duotone conversion suggestion)

(just insert the Kris aquino laugh somewhere in between)


There are basically three mistakes that you can make when doing digital mono images.

1) Shoot with your camera on b&w or any equivalent (i.e. sepia) mode because this cuts down on your options in PS.  Most techniques rely on an RGB image to allow you the greatest leeway in digital mono conversion.

2) Simply desaturating the image in post processing normally results in flat tones.

3) Converting the image to grayscale is just the same as shooting it in mono in camera.  But you do sometimes get good results if you use a duotone conversion after grayscale conversion.

Cheers!

K

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Re: First Test of B/W | By fbespeleta
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2006, 02:29:49 PM »
LOL... advanced class meron po ba master?  ;D

You might want to try a book by Michael Freeman (I think), entitled "Mastering Digital Black and White Photography". Though a bit heavy, it does take you through the entire process, and also illustrates different paths to take towards the final print. :) Haven't finished mine yet though.

You might also want to try a Fred Miranda plugin, BWPro. Very user-friendly!
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Re: First Test of B/W | By fbespeleta
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2006, 10:50:35 PM »
I also have the book by Michael Freeman.  But I still have to get around reading it.  Its somewhere on the bookpile beside my bed.

One of my friends has the Fred Miranda plugin.  I taught him how to do it manually in PS.  Plug-ins are generally okay if you want it quick and automated.  But they aren't on my list of stuff to use (except for one particular plug-in).

Cheers!

K

LOL... advanced class meron po ba master?  ;D

You might want to try a book by Michael Freeman (I think), entitled "Mastering Digital Black and White Photography". Though a bit heavy, it does take you through the entire process, and also illustrates different paths to take towards the final print. :) Haven't finished mine yet though.

You might also want to try a Fred Miranda plugin, BWPro. Very user-friendly!

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