Nocton at Night

Started Feb 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
Bob Tullis
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Re: Better get a concealed carry Bob.....
In reply to tedolf, Feb 8, 2013

tedolf wrote:

some of those neighborhoods (sp?) look rough.

No. 4 is fantastic.

Thank you.

You were asking how certain B&W styles are accomplished.   Not having worked with B&W film I always had a hard time with B&W digital.  Michael Freeman is an author that helped understand how to pull from digital conversions what is possible for B&W.  I can't explain what I do now, except for the in-camera JPG settings (I shoot JPG + RAW for night work, mono JPGs often all I need).  For that I shoot with a low contrast curve set in camera, low contrast and sharpening in the picture style, and a yellow filter.   What I do in post with sharpening, NR, tones with those I can't explain, the exposure guides me.   But the addition of Clarity (Local Area Contrast as LR does it) always helps.   For the 'what I can't explain' stuff, I think you'd find this book helpful (and there's used ones making the lesson more the bargain).   If there's a formulaic approach, that's not how I take to this (otherwise it could be 'sprained).

The Complete Guide to B&W Digital Photography - Michael Freeman

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