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Imagestormyla
Sep 28, 2010 5:03 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
This will be the place where we will post our photos asking for suggestions for improvement of both the photo shooting as well as the editing. Please feel free to post your photos and ask any questions.

Photo by luvsgrtdanes

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luvsgrtdanes
Sep 30, 2010 10:22 AM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
Does anyone shoot in Black and white? I haven't tried actually using the B&W mode but love to play around in photoshop with it.
I find some subjects are better suited than others



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It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Imagestormyla
Sep 30, 2010 11:32 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
No, I never have but know that many serious photographers prefer it. I've gotten so that I don't even like B & W movies on TV. I don't much care for sepia tinted pix either. I can see the usefullness of fewer colors in trying to study photo composition and lighting techniques though.
Imagestormyla
Sep 30, 2010 11:33 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Ronnie, Is that first photo the underside of the flower?
ImageWild_Rose
Sep 30, 2010 11:41 AM CST
Name: Karen Allen
Fredericksburg, VA
Hubby likes to shoot in B&W at times. I am not as big of a fan of it myself. The higher the contrast in the image, the better it will look in B&W. Think Ansel Adams and his stunning landscapes.
Instead of running after perfection, why not simply walk in faith?
Imagestormyla
Sep 30, 2010 12:23 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Some portraiteur seems to look better in Black & White too.
luvsgrtdanes
Sep 30, 2010 1:14 PM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
Yes storm it's the underside of a cosmos.

I love to do some of the girls in B&W.

critique is surely welcome :rolleyes:
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It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Imagesheryl
Sep 30, 2010 6:33 PM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
That's so sweet - such concentration!

I haven't done much in black and white, but I do agree that a lot of portraiture is better in B&W. I also enjoy plant shots using a black backdrop.
Imagestormyla
Sep 30, 2010 6:47 PM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
My nieces are always taking portraits in B & W. Sometimes they are good, but other times it seems to make them look too angry or pensive.
Imagercn48
Oct 6, 2010 3:52 AM CST
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA
I think some of my favorite B&W's are wedding photos. There's an incredible local photographer who captures the most amazing B&W wedding photos. I would have loved to hire her for our wedding but unfortunately she was way too expensive. Thumbs down Years ago I used to play with B&W when my 'ex' and his friend set up their own dark room...of course long before digital photography. Like Ronnie, I play around with B&W in Photoshop. I had seen this cool technique used in one of the PS magazine tutorials and tried my hand at it with one of my daughter's wedding photos. Selected the bouquet to keep the color and changed everything else to B&W and gave it to my daughter and SIL for Christmas that year! Big Grin
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Imagercn48
Oct 6, 2010 4:05 AM CST
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA
Another time I had a rather 'gloomy' looking photo of a neat stone house we found in Michigan. After seeing other PS techniques used to change the "look" of a photo I changed the background on this one with a cloud filled sky we took the same summer! Whistling

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Imagestormyla
Oct 6, 2010 6:16 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Wow Deb, What a difference that colorful sky made in that photo.
Imagercn48
Oct 6, 2010 6:24 AM CST
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA
I agree but in some respects I think it actually detracts from the 'haunting' look of the abandoned house in the original "gloomy" photo?
Imagestormyla
Oct 6, 2010 6:53 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
The brighter one makes me want to go in and explore it more than the original.
luvsgrtdanes
Oct 6, 2010 9:19 AM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
I like them both but do like the haunted look of the original Thumbs up

We need a tutorial on how to do that Big Grin
It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Imagestormyla
Oct 6, 2010 10:13 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Yes, please Deb!
Imagercn48
Oct 7, 2010 3:40 AM CST
Name: Debbie
Lexington, VA
Oh brother, let me work on it and I'll get something posted. Sticking tongue out
luvsgrtdanes
Oct 7, 2010 8:27 AM CST
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA~Zone 6
I Love MAM~So Happy Together
Thanks Deb I tip my hat to you. I was playing around in layers yesterday and figured out a couple of things...it can get complicated if I let it Hilarious!

I added the bee to the glass ball
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It happens in a flash, but the memory of it last forever. It can not be borrowed or stolen, and it is of no earthly good until it is given away. So if in your hurry you meet someone who is too weary to smile, leave him one of yours, for no one needs a smile quite as much as he who has none to give...

Imagestormyla
Oct 7, 2010 8:29 AM CST
Name: Stormy
Valley Forge Pa
I Love MAM ~ So Happy Together
Wow, That's neat Ronnie! You'll have to tell us how you did that! Thumbs up
Imagesheryl
Oct 7, 2010 8:37 AM CST
Name: Sheryl
Middle Tennessee, 6b
Yeah, but after you've done it a few times it goes *so* much quicker.

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