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Discussion in 'Black and White' started by chrism_scotland, Aug 25, 2011.
First play with B&W really all taken using my EP2 and Canon FD 50 f1.8
I like your 1st one the best.
Nice work for your 1st attempt.
Thanks for sharing.
recognise the location well...lived in Edinburgh for 15 years
my only criticism is that you should at very least apply some kind of auto levels to make sure your blacks are truly black and the whites are white...
plus maybe a bit of Clarity if you are using Lightroom or Definition if you are using Aperture - this is a type of sharpening that works on the mid tones. Also maybe a touch of contrast.
If you are feeling adventurous you could experiment with 'burning in' the sky
Don't know what apertures you were using, Chris, but only 3 & 5 look sharp to me; the others look quite soft (6 not too bad).... could possibly be focus wasn't quite nailed though?
Thanks for the comments folks, to be honest I need to learn how to use Lightroom and Elements, I've never really been one for playing around with my photo's on the PC but I need to delve into them and see what I can do!
Your probably right to be honest, only had the VF2 a few days so I'm still trying to nail manual focus, but at least they're light years better than I was getting using the rear screen!
Most of them were taken at either f1.8 or f5.6 - wish they recorded the f value like native lenses!
I know what you mean - if, for instance, I'm shooting a person with a manual focus lens, I tend to try and stick to one F-stop and then record that F-stop as a keyword in Lightroom on import.....
I usually tend to use the same F-Stop most of the time but I'll use that advice to use a keyword in future!