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Old Dec 18, 2006, 9:26 PM   #1
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This is my son, who posed because he needed a new avatar for his college website. Donna
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Old Dec 18, 2006, 9:29 PM   #2
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I am having all kinds of techie trouble tonight...
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Old Dec 18, 2006, 9:52 PM   #3
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I love B&W for portraits. Don't quite understand the why, but I find that I almost always prefer a B&W when it is a face close up. Like the shot a lot, the sidelighting is a real benefit here. It also has a sense of ambiguity as to the mood of the subject, we are unsure if he is concentrating, or upset, or just looking off to the side at something that has caught his attenton. I just love to invent stories for the photos I see, particularly the people ones.

If I might make a suggestion, I find the edging on the left side of the shot a little distracting. Of course that is one mans opinion.



Here's my youngest. She posed because she wanted a lift to the movies.

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Old Dec 18, 2006, 11:11 PM   #4
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Nice looking boy Donna and a good portrait. I like the B&W.

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Old Dec 19, 2006, 6:11 AM   #5
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I also like B&W, in various formats. And he is one nice looking boy!!! I am sure he has the women after him???
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Old Dec 19, 2006, 6:33 AM   #6
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I love it...very nice. )

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Old Dec 19, 2006, 10:54 AM   #7
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Hey he is single! He would kill me for discussing this...anyway thanks all!... Donna
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Old Dec 19, 2006, 10:56 AM   #8
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Yes rafinmelb, I guess I could clone that out...nice job on your picture. donna
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Old Dec 19, 2006, 11:35 AM   #9
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Donna, your son sure looks handsome. Rafin, I have a small doubt - who is posing in your photo?!
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Old Dec 19, 2006, 3:28 PM   #10
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Wonderful looking son D.Ann, but I have a question that I'm somewhat uncomfortable asking. Mainly, what constitutes black & white shooting to you. To me it means that the the camera is set to photograph in black & white (from the menu setup).

rafinmelb's submitted photo shows B&W on the Viewsonic GS815 crt while Matt's PIX has a significant green cast. If I import Matt's PIX into PE2 & select "discard color info" then Matt's PIX shows very acceptable as a B&W PIX.

So was Matt's PIX shot fundamentally as B&W or was there post processing for it , or .... sometihng else?

(Interesting as I recently was asked to shoot some wedding PIX in B&W & I had to make this type of decision. The conclusion, based on doing some test trials, was that the camera must be set to B&W [versus discarding the color information from post processing] to achieve the best effect.)


Just wondering.

Notwithstanding the PIX of Matt is handsome.
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