Study in Color and Black and White

by Kelly Landrum

study in color and black white seeking critique kelly landrum

Gallery: Livingstone College, Christmas Concert, 2009

Tags: seeking critique

Category: Abstract

Exif Information:
Make : Canon
Model : Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Date Time Original : 2009-12-07 23:09:15
Focal Length : 100/1
Shutter Speed Value : 1/128
Exposure Time : 1/125
Aperture Value : 2.8
F Number : 2.8
Iso Speed Ratings : 3200
Flash : 16
Metering Mode : 5
Orientation : 1
X Resolution : 72.0000000
Y Resolution : 72.0000000
Software : Adobe Photoshop CS2 Windows

Published: Monday 14th of December 2009 02:11:11 AM


Landrum Kelly
Here is the color version. This is a tighter crop of "Peeking Over the Top" in the same folder. All of these shots have too much red, in my opinion, but I am hesitant to start modifying skin tones, given the difficulties that I usually run into when I try that. --Lannie

Tom Wiggins
Lannie: I like the B&W version best, I agree the color is too red. I think you did quite well given what you had tough lighting conditions. Tom

Landrum Kelly
Or should it be "Study of Color in Black and White"?

Pnina Evental
Lannie Nice series all together, I like the B/W tonality is better. I know how hard it is photographing performers and audience at a show with hard light condition. I tried to reduce the red and also the grain in it. What do you think?

Landrum Kelly
Thanks, Pnina--I just saw your comment. No, this is not quite it, either. This is why I prefer B&W to color adjustments where skin tones are concerned. There are such subtle nuances of skin tones, after all. I mess up even when I try to color correct my own grand children. Still, it is a good effort on your part, and, yes, I had the ISO up too high and got some grain, but it was a pretty dark auditorium. I wish that you could see the natural range of the hues in the skin of these college kids. Everyone is just a bit different in color, here, there, and everywhere. --Lannie

Landrum Kelly
Study in Color and Black and White Comments are welcome.


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