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Re: Photography
« Reply #330 on: Mar 02, 2010, 07:13:36 AM »
i could be wrong, but i shoot everything in RAW, and then change it to black and white with a B&W adjustment layer in PS.  This allows for independent adjustment of each color to its respective shade of grey.  Theres a bunch of different ways to do it, but i would stay away from just desaturating it...this tends to flatten everything out and destroy contrast.
I agree, here is how I do it:

1. Open your image
2. Create 3 duplicate layers, name them "Red", "Blue", "Green"
3. Make sure the layers are in this order top to bottom: Red, blue, green, original
4. PP each layer like it is a final edited image by itself
5. Turn off all layers except Green
6. Image>Adjustments>Channel Mixer
7. Select Monochrome at the bottom of the Channel Mixer window
8. Make the following values: Red=0, Green=100, Blue=0
9. Hit OK
10. Turn off all layers except Blue
11. Image>Adjustments>Channel Mixer
12. Select Monochrome at the bottom of the Channel Mixer window
13. Make the following values: Red=0, Green=0, Blue=100
14. Hit OK
15. Change layer style of "Blue" to LIGHTEN
16. Turn off all layers except Red
17. Image>Adjustments>Channel Mixer
18. Select Monochrome at the bottom of the Channel Mixer window
19. Make the following values: Red=100, Green=0, Blue=0
20. Hit OK
20a. Change layer style of red to DARKEN
21. Turn on layers Red, Blue, Green (keep original off)
22. LAYER>MERGE VISIBLE (do not flatten)
23. You can now delete the original layer
24. PP your final B&W...and done.

EDIT: I use PS7, so your method may be different depending on your software.

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Re: Photography
« Reply #331 on: Mar 02, 2010, 07:22:24 AM »
I just point and click :yupyup:
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Re: Photography
« Reply #332 on: Mar 02, 2010, 07:31:50 AM »

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Re: Photography
« Reply #333 on: Mar 02, 2010, 10:31:37 AM »
Some recent shots. My photography class is making us do a series shoot. My series sucks pretty much because I'm forced to go find things to shoot and find a way to relate them to each other. I'm more of a documenting photographer. Unless I'm doing something other than normal day to day things or I'm on a vacation or there's a particular event that I care about and want photos of, I have no motivation to shoot. Therefore, I took photos of my dirty, stock, old rusty truck. The series sucks but whatever. It'll most likely get me an A since my instructor is as liberal as they come and almost every photo is a good photo so long as you can prove it. And what's the famous saying? So long as it's something you like it doesn't matter if anyone else likes it.

lol unless you're relying on making a profit off of it :greengrin:

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That last pic is actually one I took a couple years ago after the bf and I finished rebuilding my motor. Back when it was still carb'd. My instructor liked it so much she's letting me use it in my series (which is supposed to be all new material). haha

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Re: Photography
« Reply #334 on: Mar 02, 2010, 10:45:29 AM »
I really do like the last shot, and then number one and five.

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Re: Photography
« Reply #335 on: Mar 02, 2010, 11:24:32 PM »
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Re: Photography
« Reply #336 on: Mar 03, 2010, 07:28:04 AM »

The subject of the image is cut off on the left, right and bottom. There is a "dog nose" effect which warps the lines on the truck. You can't see the details of the shadows at all.
Kinda looks like a picture you would upload to autoshopper.com or something.
Try backing up about 20 feet, place the truck in the enviroment that it is used (street or offroad) not in the driveway.
Make your subject jump out at the looker.


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Re: Photography
« Reply #337 on: Mar 04, 2010, 10:04:17 AM »
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Re: Photography
« Reply #338 on: Mar 04, 2010, 09:11:02 PM »
That last photo is sick minisimp.


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Re: Photography
« Reply #339 on: Mar 04, 2010, 09:19:19 PM »
Re-processed these with my new HDR software

What do you think?

Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, Ca


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Re: Photography
« Reply #340 on: Mar 04, 2010, 09:19:38 PM »
That last photo is sick minisimp.


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Re: Photography
« Reply #341 on: Mar 04, 2010, 10:17:37 PM »
Heres a couple pictures i have on my computer.. My buddy Scott took these, im not sure if it falls in the category of this thread but i really like these pictures.






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Re: Photography
« Reply #342 on: Mar 04, 2010, 10:19:22 PM »
Both are Badass photos!! However I'm not sur what to make of the black squiggly mess under The Golden Gate.. Still an awesome photo non the less!  :biggthumpup:
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Re: Photography
« Reply #343 on: Mar 04, 2010, 10:24:57 PM »
Both are Badass photos!! However I'm not sur what to make of the black squiggly mess under The Golden Gate..
Pelican in flight, slow shutter speed turned it in to a blur. I actually didn't even notice it when I was shooting. Oops :gap:

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Re: Photography
« Reply #344 on: Mar 04, 2010, 11:57:23 PM »
just a phone pic of good old philbroke frozen over
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Re: Photography
« Reply #345 on: Mar 05, 2010, 10:08:34 AM »
Pelican in flight, slow shutter speed turned it in to a blur. I actually didn't even notice it when I was shooting. Oops :gap:

lol good thing i read the rest of the thread before i posted. I was about the save your photo, draw a red circle around that "pelican" ;) and ask what the hell is that?! hahahaha

gorgeous photo of the golden gate. i love that the tips of it are hiding in the fog. :)

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Re: Photography
« Reply #346 on: Mar 05, 2010, 10:14:48 AM »
gorgeous photo of the golden gate. i love that the tips of it are hiding in the fog. :)
Yeah, fog is my nemisis.
Shortly after that shot I found this: http://cbs5.com/webcams/26.567212.html?wmid=1
Now we plan our "spur of the moment" trips more carefully.

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Re: Photography
« Reply #347 on: Mar 05, 2010, 11:11:15 AM »
Now that's cool.

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Re: Photography
« Reply #348 on: Mar 05, 2010, 11:53:50 AM »
i'm lost, again. an overexposed shot of the golden....and?

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Re: Photography
« Reply #349 on: Mar 05, 2010, 11:57:41 AM »
i'm lost, again. an overexposed shot of the golden....and?
It's a live web cam.

I keep the short cut to it on my Blackberry so I can see if it's worth the drive to shoot it. :gap:

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Re: Photography
« Reply #350 on: Mar 05, 2010, 12:01:38 PM »
Ooooooohhhhh. haha As in had you checked that prior you'd have known to leave a little later so you could shoot it in the sunny weather? lol

Well I like the fog. I'm glad you shot it when you did. :greengrin:

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Re: Photography
« Reply #351 on: Mar 05, 2010, 12:03:18 PM »
Ooooooohhhhh. haha As in had you checked that prior you'd have known to leave a little later so you could shoot it in the sunny weather? lol
Well I like the fog. I'm glad you shot it when you did. :greengrin:
So do I, but I've also been there where I was 100' from the bridge and couldn't see it through the fog. That sucked.

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Re: Photography
« Reply #352 on: Mar 05, 2010, 12:04:47 PM »
So do I, but I've also been there where I was 100' from the bridge and couldn't see it through the fog. That sucked.

LOL perfect conditions, what do you MEAN! ;)

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Re: Photography
« Reply #353 on: Mar 05, 2010, 12:54:03 PM »
This is what I mean! :laugh:
(I do still like it though)

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Re: Photography
« Reply #354 on: Mar 05, 2010, 09:02:35 PM »
I love that last one.  Alot of mystery about it.
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Re: Photography
« Reply #355 on: Mar 05, 2010, 09:47:28 PM »
cool thread, some great pictures! i always thought these where cool pics i took, shitty camera but whatever. kyle you should do some magic on one



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Re: Photography
« Reply #356 on: Mar 05, 2010, 10:26:38 PM »
with yer truck in the picture there awesome.... :bowdown:
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« Reply #357 on: Mar 05, 2010, 10:28:56 PM »
with yer truck in the picture there awesome.... :bowdown:
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Re: Photography
« Reply #358 on: Mar 06, 2010, 08:41:46 AM »
cool thread, some great pictures! i always thought these where cool pics i took, shitty camera but whatever. kyle you should do some magic on one




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Re: Photography
« Reply #359 on: Mar 06, 2010, 09:43:11 AM »
wow MINI and STIEVIEPOO just had a quickie :rofl:
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