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Steven and Jen2

Steven and Jen2
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Copyright: Roger Minkow (rminkow) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3397 W: 189 N: 7476] (34772)
Genre: People
Medium: Black & White
Date Taken: 2011-06-28
Categories: Portrait
Camera: Canon 5DII, 135mm/f2
Exposure: 1/30 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-06-30 8:13
Viewed: 956
Points: 14
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here is the second shot of Steven and Jen a few months before their wedding. I think in situations like this black and white works well....timeless and strong hopefully like a long lasting relationship.

I don't have a plan anymore for conversion to black and white. I have used the Channel Mixer a lot and still use it frequently. Especially with different skin tones the Channel Mixer can be very helpful. The Red Channel makes people look softer, Green brings out drama and Blue brings out harshness....so changing the combination adds creativity to the shot.

The NIK software Silver Efex Pro 2 is often very good giving templates to start with and the ability to used sliders to change things like Structure which is a great tool.

CS5 has artistic effects and in many of my shots I go through all of them to see what the effects look like. Finally in CS5 you can mix layers of effects to combine anything at any proportions.

In this shot I played with everything to bring out a certain amount of softness and tenderness but also a certain amount of strength.

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Now I do like this better than the last. I like that you can see his Tattoo! I like the darker tones, they are NOT looking at the camera, wonderful light here Roger! Love the tones!

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2011-06-30 8:50]

A Sooo natural pose,I like the tenderness & love you have captured with this image Roger.Jen has a very attractive smile & I like the way Steven is holding her,in such a strong & protective manner.
Your B&W technique makes for a thumbs up image.

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  • ayse51 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2092 W: 144 N: 2110] (27563)
  • [2011-06-30 10:32]

Hi Master,
big happinies you catch..Great double portrait as always..His Tattoo so interesting and beautiful.TFS.Necla.

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  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2011-06-30 13:12]

Powerful image, very cinematographic, with a perfect light and sharpness, and a very vivid b/w presentation very rich in grey scale.
Congrats Roger, mb

olá Roger
In fact they look good together, there is empathy and the b/W is good.
The tatoo is capturing the attention more than than.
Um abraço

Hi Roger,
Beautiful couple portrait well taken here,,
Excellent contrast and light,
good sharpness and details..

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2011-07-01 0:55]

Superb work !
Love the tones, the smiles, the mood ...


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  • lavan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 710 W: 2 N: 153] (4208)
  • [2011-07-01 5:45]

nice couple
nice b/w
good sharpness
good one

  • loribird Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 920 W: 109 N: 1182] (5561)
  • [2011-07-02 22:04]

Another great shot of the happy couple Roger. :-) Beautiful pose, lovely lighting and tones and a great PS job! TFS, Lori

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