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By hobbo
We have all at some point shot an image which has a very real impact regardless if the fact that it might not be as sharp as one would like. The said shot has a dramatic look, but lacks a certain technical finish liked by most.

Here I present two examples that demonstrate this fully.... the first is of a rather disgruntled smoker, being caught right next to a NO SMOKING sign.

The second, a portrait of lady who is obviously fed up with waiting for her bus, when a stranger points a camera at her, the result was noisy after colour processing.

But both shots despite their technical shortcomings retain their dramatic value.

This is where the ...Silver Efex....Film-Noir...filters come into play.... they do away with unnecessary detail, leaving behind the essential dramatic core, just as Artists do.


Tags: Black and white Film noir

Voters: mike9005, MadVillPics, mrswoolybill and 18 more

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saltireblue Plus
11 12.2k 76 Norway
18 Dec 2019 8:54AM
Film Noir - one of my favourite filters...
The stare given by the lady could very well be aimed at the errant smoker!
hobbo Plus
10 1.7k 4 England
18 Dec 2019 9:12AM

Quote:Film Noir - one of my favourite filters...
The stare given by the lady could very well be aimed at the errant smoker!

Yes! But both stares were for me and my camera.... even thigh Iím very discreet I get caught out quite often.

Itís all good fun and a very real challenge at times.....itís what I love about Street studio finesse , just what is in front of you in ambient light.

Itís something a few studio shooters miss out on.... their perfect lighting exposes portraits to the nth degree, but the hit and miss of the...Street.... forces Artistic decisions..
Members Lostrita and Carmen Fuchs take it to another level...

cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
18 Dec 2019 9:31AM
Two excellent portraits 😁
SlowSong Plus
13 9.8k 30 England
18 Dec 2019 11:29AM
The film noir is a great filter and totally suited to these subjects. To be used sparingly.
Two super shots, perfectly enhanced.
18 Dec 2019 3:56PM
both fine but the lead shot stands out for me

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