Digital Fine Art Black and White Photos

Discussion in 'Photography' started by animalu, Sep 21, 2006.

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    animalu Guest

    animalu, Sep 21, 2006
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    Jon Guest

    I really enjoy your photos! They are fantastic. I love black and
    white photography and am really trying to perfect my skills at
    converting color images to black and white in Photoshop. I shoot with
    a Nikon D100 in Raw. Can you give me any more info/suggestions on your
    techniques?

    Joanna
    http://www.saypease.com
     
    Jon, Sep 22, 2006
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  3. Jeff, they are gorgeous! I have tried over and over to get b&w to look like
    that with no sucess. Care to share some tips/techniques?

    Phil.
     
    Mochyn Brwnt :8(, Sep 22, 2006
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    animalu Guest

    Hi Joanna, nice work on your site!

    If you haven't already, check out my process page:

    http://www.animalu.com/pics/process.htm

    I describe my technique there. It's pretty simple. I also use the
    following photoshop plugin:

    http://www.theimagingfactory.com/data/pages/info/cbwp.htm

    which does a great job converting to black and white...

    Also, when taking my shots, I tend to look for higher contrast subjects
    to begin with, and that makes the final processing even easier...

    Jeff
     
    animalu, Sep 22, 2006
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  5. Joanna,
    I just visited your site. It's very well done.
     
    Bill K in Lake Charles, Sep 23, 2006
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    judy Guest

    Your work is wonderful... I believe I ran across some of it a number of
    years ago - or someone else also perfected that luscious black and white
    technique. I'll be checking back to see if you add any more tips to your
    technique page.

    Judy
     
    judy, Sep 25, 2006
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    animalu Guest

    Hi Judy, glad you like my work! I've had site up since march or so of
    2000, so you might have been by before. I hope to update my technique
    page soon, so keep checking ;)

    Jeff
     
    animalu, Sep 25, 2006
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    AAvK Guest

    I like your work, excellent color to black and white, although for my taste
    it seems too much clipping in the darkest blacks and highest whites, like bad
    old T-Max film. But it works quite well!

    I also love some other things, such as in the Walk series and Train series,
    you use a circular blurring, or "outer" -wise blurring. This effect causes
    me to believe strongly that I am looking at diorama model layouts that
    were photographed with a VERY bad quality non macro lens being used
    with extension tubes as a macro lens... quite well done! Everything looks
    like little toys that way, yet in all actuality, totaly life size real. Something
    of a mentally perplexing thrill.

    Well done!
     
    AAvK, Sep 25, 2006
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