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Old 03-10-2005, 12:46 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Well, all this talk about various sorts of film lighting made me try one with the strobes off during my Monday night shoot with Agatha. I kinda like the b/w version better:



But the color version has a little more depth and texture, sort of thing, I think:



It was her first shoot, and my first shoot since I've been ill (I had a sinus infection, the flu, and random acts of dentistry over the last three weeks and I'm just now starting to feel human again.) I think it went pretty well.

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Re: Film noir inspired
Old 03-10-2005, 01:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hmm, well, with the b & w one, I kinda get more of a sense of undersposure. With the color one, OTOH, I love it. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] Actually, I really REALLY like the color in the second one. Those dark earthy tones are beautiful! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] My only quibble with it is that it feels kinda like she's stuck in the middle of the image. Maybe a different crop?

Good stuff. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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Re: Film noir inspired
Old 03-10-2005, 03:03 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Are the pics supposed to be so dark?

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Re: Film noir inspired
Old 03-10-2005, 03:44 AM   #4 (permalink)
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They are both way too dark to really tell anything about them. If they look right oin your monitor, I suspect you have a serious calibration problem.
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Old 03-10-2005, 08:55 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I agree the b&w just looks dark. I do like the color one, but would like to see just a little tiny bit of light on her face. Her face looks so dark compared to her shoulders. Keep playing and experimenting!!

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Re: Film noir inspired
Old 03-10-2005, 08:59 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Thank you. I agree that the B/W version is pretty darn dark (it is actually a few clicks lighter than the color version, believe it or not, I usually hop up the brightness a point or two when I add the desaturate layer.) But if I take it up any more the left side of her face starts to come out and I like it the way it is. I suppose I could do a selective adjustment. I'll try that next time I work on the pics.

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Re: Film noir inspired
Old 03-10-2005, 09:08 AM   #7 (permalink)
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They're supposed to look the way they look on my screen, yes. Since my screen is calibrated and is actually *less* bright than most people's screens, I'm surprised if they're too dark to see clearly on yours, unless you have it turned way down or it's really old. That's one of the big problems with viewing pics on monitors, though - no two are the same. Also, I do most of my work on a Mac and they have a different gamma than PC's to begin with, which sometimes causes problems.

All that aside, however, yes, they are very dark. I have some more of the same shot which were exposed with flash and are "correctly" lit: these were pure art experimentation. I didn't try to adjust them to correct exposure because I don't need to. This evening when I work on those I'll post one for comparison.

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Old 03-10-2005, 09:12 AM   #8 (permalink)
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They look all right to *me,* but I like them the way they are. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] On my monitor they are quite dark, I readily admit. It's possible that it's miscalibrated, but it's usually the other way around - people comment that my pics are too light because my monitor is calibrated somewhat low.

Looking at them on my work PC, they do look somewhat darker than I remember them being when I posted 'em. Looks like it may be time to recalibrate.

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Old 03-10-2005, 11:37 AM   #9 (permalink)
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[img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] Thank you for explaining that StMarc I really appreciate it.

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Old 03-10-2005, 11:45 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Well, you had more of a point than I understood at first: response to the pictures has been pretty much a universal "They're way too dark." Apparently my tastes are stranger than I thought. (A sobering idea.)

I'll tweak them and see if I can't find a happy medium.

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