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    Default Laotian schoolgirls cycling in the rain

    Pls help me improve on my first B/W conversion.



    i shot in colors before converting to greyscale. i understand that the focus is not spot on the face of the girls which is the main flaw of the picture. but is there other flaws i didn't notice?

    how is the tonal control in terms of B/W photography? is there anything in particular in B/W photography that i should take note of, in relation to my picture?

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    Default Re: Laotian schoolgirls cycling in the rain

    somehow the end product looks darker and tonal details are lost. is there anything in the process that i screw up?

    sRGB 3a (in camera) - NEF - PSD - grayscale - saved as jpeg.

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    Default Re: Laotian schoolgirls cycling in the rain

    i convert grayscale back to RGB and saves in sRGB mode, is that the necessary workflow?


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    Default Re: Laotian schoolgirls cycling in the rain

    since topic is about digital processing, thread is moved from Critique Corner to Digital Darkroom

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    Default Re: Laotian schoolgirls cycling in the rain

    Quote Originally Posted by eikin View Post
    since topic is about digital processing, thread is moved from Critique Corner to Digital Darkroom
    thanks. in retrospective, this is probably better

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    i thought I liked it darker. The emphasise on the subject(the 2 girls) was greater then, because the road was less bright.

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    Default Re: Laotian schoolgirls cycling in the rain

    I find that if you convert directly to grayscale...it doesnt give you much control over the contrast or the tones that you might want in the pic...here's 2 alternative methods that you may want to try.

    1. Use the "calculations tool" in PS to mix and match between the different RGB layers, you can also use "shadows and highlights" beforehand to enhance it further.

    2. Use the channel mixer and select monotones, gives you control over RGB as well.
    Last edited by phantasia; 13th March 2007 at 08:55 PM.

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    If you have the time, you might want to consult Dan Margulis' book "Professional Photoshop" (5th edition) for an indepth discussion on this topic. Chapter 7 "Keeping the Color in Black and White" of the book provides an extensive explanation on the limitation of using the command Image: Mode>Grayscale in Photoshop and how to produce B/W photos of high contrast with "Apply Image", "Blending Mode", "Blend If", etc. The techniques used in this chapter are discussed at Digital Grin as well.

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    Default Re: Laotian schoolgirls cycling in the rain

    you can try the different methods of digital dodge and burn

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