Login or Join Now

Upload your photos, chat, win prizes and much more

Username:
Password:
Remember Me

Can't Access your Account?

New to ePHOTOzine? Join ePHOTOzine for free!

Chloe in Mono

Versions (Before and After)Version Help

Join Now

Join ePHOTOzine, the friendliest photography community.

Upload photos, chat with photographers, win prizes and much more for free!

Add Comment

I would be interested in general critique on the image but I am particularly after thoughts on the mono conversion as I want to use it for a black and white competition. Mono processing done in Lightroom 5.
Lighting: studio flash + large softbox overhead and triflector under the chin at about waist height.
Original colour uploaded for reference or to play with.
Thanks,

Phil

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D7100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:50.0 mm f/1.8
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:9 Sep 2013 - 8:15 PM
Focal Length:50mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.7
Aperture:f/7.1
Shutter Speed:1/160sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:320
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Auto
Title:Chloe in Mono
Username:Philo Philo
Uploaded:16 Oct 2013 - 10:45 AM
Tags:Black & white, Chloe, Flash / lighting, Lighting, Models, Portraits / people, Softbox, Studio lighting, Triflector, Wakefield Camera Club
VS Mode Rating 105 (68% won)
These stats show the percentage of wins and the rating score that your photo has achieved. You can go to the VS Mode by clicking on this icon.

Signup to e2

Signup to e2 to see which photo this has won or lost against in the vs mode
Votes:Voting Disabled
Critque wantedCritique Wanted
Has Modifications Modifications Welcome (Upload a Modification)
Variant - Before/AfterVariant - Before and After
Awards have been disabled on this photo

Comments

This photo is here for critique. Please only comment constructively and with suggestions on how to improve it.
Spring2bok
Spring2bok e2 Member Spring2bok vcard Wales
16 Oct 2013 - 11:06 AM

Stunning photo, both in B/W & Colour well done.

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10777 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2782 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2013 - 4:16 PM

Hi Phil.


A really nice original shot.

The mono is good. I do find that the shine on her nose in the original has carried into the mono as a slight gull-wing shape on the tip of her nose. I used the original to reduce shine, and then converted.

I used the standard mono converter in CS6, with red and yellow filters reduced for mod2; and mod3, my preference, has a small amount of diffuse glow applied.


Another point of view for your consideration.


Willie

Last Modified By banehawi at 16 Oct 2013 - 4:16 PM

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Philo
Philo e2 Member 464 forum postsPhilo vcard England83 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2013 - 4:52 PM

Thanks, Willie, your diffused glow mod is what I was aiming for so I will have a go at that. Good point about the nose reflection.

Cheers,

Phil

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

paulbroad
paulbroad  681 forum posts United Kingdom840 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2013 - 6:05 PM

I much prefer the colour. The skin tones are a bit bright and monotone in B&W. Nice shot, but she needed her nose powdering. There is ann unfortunate highlight there due to reflection.

Paul

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Philo
Philo e2 Member 464 forum postsPhilo vcard England83 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2013 - 6:18 PM

I prefer the colour too, Paul, but unfortunately I need it for a mono competition. Yes a bit of powder on the nose would have helped but, to be fair, Chloe was a last minute stand in for a model that was ill so she did really well.
Thanks,


Phil

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1602 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom74 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2013 - 7:27 PMConstructive Critique!This comment was flagged as constructive critique! 

This is an excellent portrait in virtually every respect and Willie has done excellent mods. To my eye, the concern I would have with respect to a competition is with respect to the mouth. The lips are slightly adhered on the right side ( left looking at the image ) which has led to a assymmetry in the mouth posture. The result of this is that the tip of the upper left lateral incisor ( second tooth along on the models left side ) is clearly visible but the tip of the upper left central incisor is not, the central incisor is always longer than the lateral incisor so we expect to see it more prominent. The shadow on the lower lip is quite dark in the central incisor position giving the illusion that that tooth is missing. It may be possible to correct this visual effect in photoshop but I am afraid that is way beyond my processing skills.

Nigel

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Philo
Philo e2 Member 464 forum postsPhilo vcard England83 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2013 - 8:55 PM

Thanks, Nigel, you have very sharp eyes. Are you a dentist?Wink
Cheers for the mod, I will have a go on the original.
Phil

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

banehawi
banehawi Critique Team 10777 forum postsbanehawi vcard Canada2782 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2013 - 9:06 PM

Well seen Nigel!


Willie

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

Nigeve1
Nigeve1 e2 Member 1602 forum postsNigeve1 vcard United Kingdom74 Constructive Critique Points
16 Oct 2013 - 10:28 PM

You are very welcome Phil, thanks Willie. I tried to critique from a photographic point of view, but I guess my day job showed through!

Nigel

Nominating Constructive Critique

Please ensure that you understand what is meant by Constructive Critique - see FAQ here. If you still wish to nominate this comment click Yes

- Original Poster Comments
- Your Posts

Add a Comment

You must be a member to leave a comment

Username:
Password:
Remember me:
Un-tick this box if you want to login each time you visit.