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    B&W vs Color

    Here is a pic of my daughter when we were camping. I
    took it in color but changed it to B&W. What are your guys
    thoughts? I really like the B&W.
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    Lightbulb Just a little light manipulation ...

    Quote Originally Posted by scott630 View Post
    Here is a pic of my daughter when we were camping. I
    took it in color but changed it to B&W. What are your guys
    thoughts? I really like the B&W.
    Sony A100/Tamron 18-250
    Okay ... yours as submitted
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    after curves and sharpening
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    Then the color one ...
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    AFTA - Curves & sharpening
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    Just lightening up the image tends to reveal more detail. It's not so lost in shadow. I tried to maintain the highlights of the colored one, without blowing out the background. It seems pretty acceptable.

    What do you think?
    Last edited by DonSchap; 02-09-2008 at 08:20 PM.
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    Question Kid shots ...

    I did this one of my great-neice ... just last fall. It was obviously a candid, also, but I thought it came out remarkably nice for an ad hoc pose.

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    and going B&W ... I don't know ... it changes the festive mood quite a bit. You can't make out the hair-bow ... she starts to merge with the background. Tough stuff.

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    Last edited by DonSchap; 02-09-2008 at 08:38 PM.
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    Remember: It is usually the GLASS, not the camera (except for moving to Full Frame), that gives you the most improvement in your photography.

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    yes, i like the lightened up pics much better. bet this was
    one of the metering mishaps on my part, again. LOL I'll get that
    metering things one of these days.I was using the Multi Pattern.
    Would I have been better off using spot? Looks like your
    great-neice loves the cameras.

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    I also think I like the colored photo of your great-neice
    better. Just one more thing to think about as we take photos.

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