98 months ago | reply
i noticed that this particular capture has a more balanced tone and color...perhaps a stronger treatment? or, maybe just the light "structure?" ...in fact, this photo, in comparison to the others, has a slightly stronger color.
...probably because this is sepia and the others are black and white. but still! :)
98 months ago | reply
LOL. My 20D has internal tinting like sepia, blue, green etc, but it also has built in filters that do red, green, yellow and organge. Each one slightly modifies the photo. I'll take the same photo and apply the different settings to each so you can see how they affect the photo. Normally, if someone has say a difficult complexing, I'll shoot them with a yellow or even a red filter because it tends to smooth out their skin.
In addition to that, since I shoot in RAW, I still have full dymanic range to work with in Canon's Digital Photo Professional software (where I convert my RAW files to jpgs). In that I have a million options for contrast, brightness, saturation etc. Sometimes the camera can do it the way I envision it. Sometimes it's just more fun to do it myself during the conversion process. Kinda like using a digital darkroom.
ah, so that explains it! yeah, i kept staring at these photos and i kept trying to decipher what exactly you were doing. is there a particular before-thought as to how you want something to appear to others versus how they appear to you?
i remember reading in old photography magazines before the digital age (i think that these particular magazines were from the 80s) and they were giving a list of the various filter-colors and their powerful usage in relation to film (of course) in movies in comparison to typical photography and how they relate (ie: "american night" [or 'day for night']. it went on to show various examples and such. this was a few years ago, and since that time, i have learned from it. for instance, i like to use a yellow filter in a sky so that it makes the clouds appear more ominous. it's all in the fun and experimentation! i have this one filter --- carnation-ish to be exact --- and it got burned on a candle and somewhat melted the plastic, but didn't melt it enough to ruin it. when using this filter, it makes the image appear more dreamy and ghostly (even 'ghastly' perhaps?) and is really interesting. and using the 45-degree angle'd mirror trick for ghost shots is interesting as well. but, hey, i am suddenly rambling! haha! ...forgive thou.
anyhow, i have always enjoyed your ultra-contrast images!
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