April 8th, 2011, 05:29 AM
I like the first, although if it were me, I would crop it in a square format. Try it and you'll see what I mean.
The second is cool, although, as you said, you chopped off the fingers. The third is the best, IMO, and I think you can emphasize the expansiveness even more by cropping at 1:2.4 anamorphic aspect ratio, and doing a bit of dodge on his face. It will create even more of a cinematic feel, which I think will work well. Even try a cross-processed look with this one, bring out the greens and darken the blacks, but boost the highlights.
But that's just how I would do it.
April 8th, 2011, 06:24 AM
As to me I don't like the flares, that's why shot #1 is my #1.
Great BW shot, well captured.
Have a nice day, Herman
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April 8th, 2011, 07:23 AM
I like all three shots. However, my favorite would be the third. Since you asked for suggestions on how to post process the photos, I have tried two versions of the third shot. I hope you don't mind, but if you do, let me know so that I may delete the post.
For the color version, I opened the file in Adobe Camera Raw. As you may know, you can open JPEG and TIFF files in ACR. I used ACR to get rid of the strong green cast on the picture, bring out some more information in the shadows and tame the highlights. The cast was taken care of using the dropper on the subject´s shirt, and the shadows and highlights were modified using the Fill Light and Recovery sliders, respectively.
The file was then opened in Photoshop and noise reduction applied with Nik Dfine.
For the B&W version, in addition to the above, I opened Nik Silver Efex as an Adjustment Layer. I increased the structure, applied copper toning, and through control points slightly lightened the subject with relation to the background.
Here are the results:
Hope you like them. Good job on the shots.
Last edited by ajramirez; April 8th, 2011 at 10:58 PM.
April 8th, 2011, 10:31 AM
In regards to the modified version of Jame's original version that you provided,
I really like that first one. Really adds some drama to it. The lack of color I think takes away in the second.
Last edited by Djarum; April 8th, 2011 at 11:16 AM.
April 13th, 2011, 04:09 PM
So James, what do you think...was this helpful, thought provoking, annoying... Should there be more discussed...software stuff or have you had enough? I feel as though we just left things up in the air. I'd like to hear what you think - when you have the time. I know you're very busy between studies and work and studies and work...and life. Just wanted to let you know we're still here.
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