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Old Oct 17, 2007, 3:57 AM   #11
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Thanks for all the nice comments everyone

inneyeseakay wrote:
Care to post your process?

It's pretty much different for each photo really...

I import the RAW into CS3, correct the exposure, and decide if I'm going for color or B&W.

When I do B&W conversions, I make sure no highlights are blown out, and not too many detail is lost in the shadows. Kicking up the blacks is something I usually do too.

Lately I've been using the vignetting tool a lot too, which is nice if your subject is composed rather central, and you want to take the focus off the background. I gotta make sure I don't use it too much though, so it doesn't lose its effect.

Then I just fiddle with the settings till I get the pic I like

After that I open the processed image in photoshop, apply some USM (usually from 25% to 50%) to counter the softness of the lens + *ist DL.

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Old Oct 17, 2007, 7:08 PM   #12
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I use vignette blur quite a bit Tom..Especially with B&W portraits.

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Old Oct 17, 2007, 9:55 PM   #13
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All very nice, although the first is my fave as the man on the phone and his shadow serve as a makeshift corner frame for the rest of the composition. A very nice capture.
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