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p.1 #1 · New Black and White Conversion


Been tweaking this conversion for about the past 4 hours. I think I got it close to where I want it. It's more 'black' and 'contrasty' than my normal presets, but I kinda like it.

















Jul 12, 2013 at 03:20 AM
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p.1 #2 · New Black and White Conversion


Looks like you may have been inspired by Merkle this past week also. lol I like it.


Jul 12, 2013 at 03:46 AM
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p.1 #3 · New Black and White Conversion


amonline wrote:
Looks like you may have been inspired by Merkle this past week also. lol I like it.



Huh?



Jul 12, 2013 at 03:49 AM
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p.1 #4 · New Black and White Conversion


I thought maybe that [somewhat] B&W post Merkle posted about a week ago inspired you. It did me.


Jul 12, 2013 at 04:09 AM
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p.1 #5 · New Black and White Conversion


That is my shot. The first one has my signature on it on the right. Robinson.


Jul 12, 2013 at 04:21 AM
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amonline wrote:
I thought maybe that [somewhat] B&W post Merkle posted about a week ago inspired you. It did me.



Ha. You have to remember that Katie and I shoot together quite a bit so I get inspired quite a bit! My motivation was that I was simply looking for a more contrasty conversion!



Jul 12, 2013 at 04:30 AM
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p.1 #7 · New Black and White Conversion


FYI: these shots are from early April.

And Robinson, that store sells feminine hygiene products.



Jul 12, 2013 at 04:35 AM
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p.1 #8 · New Black and White Conversion


Speaking of that ROBINSON sign - I'd have a closer look at that preset, it looks like you're doing something to one of the colors or to the brightness that's making those bright whites look a little dirty.


Jul 12, 2013 at 04:50 AM
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p.1 #9 · New Black and White Conversion


Thanks Kronk. Thats about where all my whites end up. Believe it or not, these whites are actually less dirty than some of my standard presets.


Jul 12, 2013 at 05:06 AM
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p.1 #10 · New Black and White Conversion


Haha... yeah that's the only thing that bugs me about SFX, you have to watch that closely

PS have you considered Tide Ultra to keep your brights brighter longer?



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p.1 #11 · New Black and White Conversion


canerino wrote:
FYI: these shots are from early April.

And Robinson, that store sells feminine hygiene products.


So mean.. Was that necessary?



Jul 12, 2013 at 05:30 AM
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p.1 #12 · New Black and White Conversion


Beautiful !!!

Nice new avatar !!!



Jul 12, 2013 at 07:58 AM
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p.1 #13 · New Black and White Conversion


I like it. Looks like Tri-X pushed to 1250 or 1600. Obviously you'd never be able to duplicate real film grain but this still looks damn good.


Jul 12, 2013 at 12:37 PM
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p.1 #14 · New Black and White Conversion


Well,

Maybe the conversion to B&W made the hand of the bride in the last picture looks deformed or with a severe amputation.




Jul 12, 2013 at 01:16 PM
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p.1 #15 · New Black and White Conversion


jmraso wrote:
Beautiful !!!

Nice new avatar !!!



thanks buddy! i like your avatar too!



Jul 12, 2013 at 05:00 PM
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p.1 #16 · New Black and White Conversion


maxwell1295 wrote:
I like it. Looks like Tri-X pushed to 1250 or 1600. Obviously you'd never be able to duplicate real film grain but this still looks damn good.



thanks al! i think thats where i started with SEP2 on this conversion. i actually forget now, but have the preset saved! SEP2's grain engine is incredible. best on the market, IMO.



Jul 12, 2013 at 05:01 PM
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p.1 #17 · New Black and White Conversion


jmraso wrote:
Well,

Maybe the conversion to B&W made the hand of the bride in the last picture looks deformed or with a severe amputation.




good point. but its the same in color too



Jul 12, 2013 at 05:02 PM
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p.1 #18 · New Black and White Conversion


Looks great! I'm also a big fan of SEP 2. I've been playing with some of the presets where I lower the opacity to still get a color image, but with some nice softening. They look almost hand painted.


Jul 12, 2013 at 05:32 PM
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p.1 #19 · New Black and White Conversion


it amazes me how many use presets. at least for me, the images never look nearly good enough as they do when manually editing.


Jul 12, 2013 at 07:27 PM
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p.1 #20 · New Black and White Conversion


Jeff Simpson wrote:
it amazes me how many use presets. at least for me, the images never look nearly good enough as they do when manually editing.



jeff, i use nik silver efex pro 2 for all of my BW work. its a plug in for photoshop and lightroom. the out of the box presets are awful. i thought SEP2 was a steaming pile of dookie. then i started to make my own presets (in SEP2). i have about 12 that i made on my own (and use about 6 regularly). its rarely a 'click-and-done' process for me even when i use my own presets. as you mention, depending on the image, it takes a bit of tweaking (sometimes).

i built the preset i used here around these images specifically and it plays nice for other backlit night shots.



Jul 12, 2013 at 08:24 PM
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