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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 12:44 pm 
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Remember they don't always have to be Black and white...check these ones out from a recent event, I did not take the pic the lager pic but I tweaked it... tell me what you think...?? The other one looks good too I reckon...


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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 12:53 pm 
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Walther wrote:
There is no quick fix or web ready simple solution if you want to do it properly. Each pic needs playing around with individually based on the original and its colour, sharpness of focus, exposure etc.


I agree It's a combination of the camera, the lens and the film stock, all of which is a world away from the digital photography we use today. Here is my attempt. I faked up a more shallow depth of field, fannied around with brightness / contrast and added a neg fault.

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Remember they don't always have to be Black and white
Faking up 1940s colour process from digital is even harder. I've only ever had halfway decent results by shooting on film. This one way shot in colour using a 1950s camera at Detling a few years ago

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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 1:14 pm 
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I would have to agree with you on the colour stuff. That starts to get really complicated and I've only managed to pull that off a couple of times messing with colour saturation and balance.

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I flirted with the hand tinted look on black and white last year which gave some pleasing results and was alot easier to do.

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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 11:42 pm 
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You really nailed the period color look in that first photo you posted! Great!

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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 4:14 am 
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Another one.

What do you think?
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2012 6:42 pm 
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The colour saturation on Mollers larger photo looks great. It seems really difficult to get modern colour looking like war time prints.

As to trying to get the photos looking old. It depends on if you are trying for authentic 1940's prints when the photo was new or one that looks like it was taken 70 years ago.

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PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 9:16 pm 
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This one is from Waltham this weekend (Yes I know its a yank) Canon 500D with a 50mm 1:8, low light just before dusk. This is very slightly photoshoped, contrast etc but I like it.


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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 11:47 am 
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I love this picture. Everything about it is right.

If I were nitpicking I'd maybe question the stripes on the ball as I think this is a '60s thing, but quite prepared to be proved wrong :D


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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 11:52 am 
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BedsnHerts wrote:
I love this picture. Everything about it is right.

If I were nitpicking I'd maybe question the stripes on the ball as I think this isn't a 1940s thing, but quite prepared to be proved wrong :D


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