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BW or Colour? girlfriend portrait
Posted By: cb750r, 03-27-2010, 01:00 AM




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03-27-2010, 02:02 AM   #2
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I think I would prefer the b&w but DOF is way too shallow.

The out of focus left eye upsets the whole image for me.
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I never realized the power of the 2.8 aperture before, I managed to focus somewhat in the middle of her hairline, not the front of her face! I used this portrait to practice some retouching techniques, highpass softning, little dodging of shadows, its great practice working on a face you know well!
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The shadows and shallow dof doesnt come out good in B&W, for me....

I would have done something in between, desaturated but not B&W.

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Something like this?

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Newer version looks better! nice shot!
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QuoteOriginally posted by cb750r Quote
Something like this?
For me, yes!

Great!
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Thanks for the comments! Much appreciated!

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2nd shot is better. The lighting in the first set, color or B/W, seems a bit harsh to me
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