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B&W Essays no1


B&W Essays no1
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著作権: Guy Dube (mikoyen) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 520 W: 0 N: 162] (5263)
ジャンル: 場所
メディア: 白黒
撮影した年: 2005-02-02
カメラ: Canon AE-1 Program, Canon FD28 1:2.8, Kodak TRI-X 400
Exposure: f/16, 1/250 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
アップロードした日: 2005-02-06 11:17
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This is one of a serie of essays in B&W with a Kodak film Tri-X 400. I used different b&w filters to see the different effects. B&W is very sensitive to the light, and if something wrong in it, we can see it immediately. We have to get the good speed and aperture and the good filter. This one I use a yellow filter, more light and more details come out of it.It is my first tentative with those filters. The only thing I don't like of this film, it takes around 10 days before to get it back from the lab, they have to send it outside because it cannot be developped with the color equipment they have in the lab, it got a be a b&w equipment to develop it. Second of all, it costs twice the price to be develop then the color pictures. The question I ask to myself: is it worth? Or it is cheaper to use a software like Photoshop or Microsoft Digital Image, to change a color picture in b&w and fix it the best we can with those software. I read in a book a good photographer is the one can take color and b&w pictures correctly. A challenge! I would like to know your opinion on the subject. Thank you!

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  • Dingo Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2522 W: 368 N: 2626] (11964)
  • [2005-02-06 11:44]
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I guess this is the most well-known cabin in Canada by now, Guy ;o). As for the picture, I think the trees and the cabin became too dark. The contrast might be a bit too heavy. I like the sun flare in the picture, though on some spots it looks as if there were drops on the lens.

My opinion on using film or digital, colour or B&W, for what it's worth: I'm gonna go all digital as soon as I can afford a decent digital SLR. For now I settle with my P&S Oly - that I really love! - and I learnt to live with its limitations. My film-SLR stays in the cupboard most of the time. IMO the main disadvantages of using film are the cost of development (though of course analogue cameras are much cheaper than digital, but I believe that will change in a couple of years), and the time it takes to develop & print. I don't like to wait, I like to see the result almost immediately. Digital images let us try out more settings too, I think. Of course, you need a decent computer and a good image editor. IMO, in the long run it will be hard to find film. It's maybe the same discussion as the one about using CD or rather vinyl albums. I definitely prefer CD's...
As to colour or B&W; I'm definitely a colour person ;o). Though I've seen many B&W shots here that I really like.

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  • padre Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1419 W: 90 N: 263] (4035)
  • [2005-02-06 11:49]
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Interesting subject Guy, I suppose a good photographer would know a lot about shooting in b & w as well as color. I consider myself more of a hobbist and I shoot for relaxation and enjoyment. I am not concerned about selling my work or making money, its a hobby. Being that as it is, I think one has to balance what he or she wants to do, shoot the high price film and wait for it to come back or to do your own work in a digital workflow like photoshop. Learning photoshop, and I use elements, is quite a curve and it takes some time to process images. So both have their good and bad points. I am one who likes to have control over what the final image looks like so I prefer PS.

That's a hard question... But definitely software these days do wonders!! As long has we know how to use it :-) But I think that if you do try a program like PS or even PSP, which is easier to play with, I am almost certain that you won't bother anymore about that expensive film...
Good photo!
Ana

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  • torr Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 384 W: 50 N: 81] (1767)
  • [2005-02-06 14:25]
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Nice done.
If there are things who are difficelt,...
Go for it.
If you go for digital or others.
Good job, you will finde youre way, whatever.
See you on tl.
What a good picture makes?(or a good photograf.
When you are able to make someone "stand still" and look.
When you make someone imagine.
That's the fact, whatevertechnic, gear you use.
This is personal for me, so I think you got to finde out your one.

I think that using the digital camera and the software has many advantages; firstly, you can see the outcome immediately; secondly, it is really cheap; thirdly, you can create whatever you want. As a person who use the Nikon F801s film camera, I take my compositions in color (in colorful negatives) and then I store them in a CD. If I want to change the mood of the photos in these CDs, I use the software (especially Photoshop CS). I also think that using these softwares improves our imaginations. As a result, I think digital photography is an inevitable outcome of the developments in the sector.

Can

Very good! wonderful composition! I adored, it is the framing type that are perfect in b&w and color! congratulations!
beautiful click!
David

A challenge yes but I think it's good to take the shot good from the start through the camera and then post process if needed. I myself like both film and digital I think the end result is almost the same but film can be a little more of a challenge but a sence of accomplishment goes along with that.

This is a very good photo Guy, but as far as I am concerned, digital does give one much more control over the finished product and the prints are equally good (if not better in some cases) it also is way better on the pocket in the long run (smile) still - excellent shot, well done!

I like this composition very much Guy. It is very good in black and white. Now I am used to digital photography I find it so great to get fast results and delete those I don't like. It gives one a great freedom to shoot lots and lots of pics, with the option of deleting them or enhancing them.

Sunny mood is all mine. Thank you.

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