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Two times 500 watt bulbs used for lighting, the other one is behind the camera and off to the side. Timer used for this self portrait. Used Camera BW parameter settings.



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Registered: August 2005
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Date: Sun September 11, 2005
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Filesize: 24.7kb, 24.7kb
Dimensions: 600 x 450
Keywords: lighting bw hot spot self portrait

Again, interesting concepts, and well carried out, have you done a In a tight spot yet?(the mind boggles, oops! Theres another one, you've started me off now Wink
#1 Sun September 11, 2005 9:13am

Actually Potto, in this case the mind "Boils"... Oops!
#2 Sun September 11, 2005 5:46pm

LOL, I suspect it does with that lighting arrangement! (Check out Sarsfield gallery or search for keyword boiling point, very funny fab image imo if you fancy a giggle.)
#3 Sun September 11, 2005 6:36pm

Excellent photo! Interested in your opinion on whether the camera should be taking the image in b&w, or the image should be converted to b&w in PS or PSP?

#4 Sun September 11, 2005 7:44pm

Thanks gazmaster, the image was taken in the cameras RAW format, so I had all the colour data available before the conversion from RAW to my PSCS2 workspace. I don't recall if I desaturated it during the conversion or after I got it into photoshop. Smile
#5 Sun September 11, 2005 7:53pm

Many thanks for your reply, we were having a discussion the other day on whether it was best left to the camera for b&w or to manipulate it in PS, I think the jury is still out, the concensous of opinion was though that to convert it in PS is better as you have the colour image as the original. Swings and roundabouts I suppose Smile Keep up the good work, it's refreshing to see.

#6 Sun September 11, 2005 8:18pm

Personally, if I intend to shoot specifically for a black and white image, I would rather do it with Black and White film rather than Digital (which leaves data out. But for me the Use of Polycontrast filters in the darkroom are a must for getting the contrast just right, especially when running colour negatives under the enlarger.
Haven't done it in a while, but that's my two cents worth.
For digital going to BW, just look at your histograms to see just how much of the image data you're losing every time an adjustment is made to the levels. Smile
#7 Sun September 11, 2005 8:24pm

Very interesting thanks. Didn't even think of going B&W film for dedicated b&w pix, unfortunately I would have to rely on our local developers so I would be at their mercy as such. Cheers!

#8 Mon September 12, 2005 12:17am

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