Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Cutest Kids I Know

B Sitting by Door B&W

B by Barn - B&W

B by Barn





R on Fence - B&W

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R by Barn - B&W


I've decided that I officially suck at converting photos into black and white. They are all so flat and never POP and generally don't really look very good.

What am I doing wrong?!
Don't worry about sugar coating it - just give it to me straight.
Thanks.


the long road


27 comments:

  1. Those are pretty darned cute kids! I have no advice on the B&W other than to play with the contrast levels? Sorry!

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  2. Love the B and W of your little girl and the red and orange of your little man.
    As for B and W and making them pop for me my point and shot took THE BEST B and W ever. I now have a Nikon D5000 and the B and W are not coming out like I was acustom to with the point and shot. While in Picasa I would try taking the SOOC photo and do the B and W button and then go to tuning and push the shadow button to the right and see if you get the pop that you are looking for.
    Hope that helps.

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  3. So precious! You got some really great captures :)

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  4. These are so cute. Love the last one. So adorable!!

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  5. once you convert it to B&W try messing with the exposure highlights and shadows to help make the subject POP

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  6. love your kids they seem so happy. love the red hair. great in black and white.

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  7. Oh these are adorable.. What great shots, I love the B&W one.

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  8. Adorable!!! That first one is just too stinking cute.

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  9. I have some B&W actions that I love, but the key is messing with the levels and curves which really get them to POP! Up the contrast, do a soft light adjustment...it will perk them right up. (But I think yours are beautiful all the same). :-)

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  10. I actually really like your black and whites! And your composition on all them is so much fun...I tend to go hi-key b&w and I think if you added a curves adjustment and switched it to lighten it would add just a little...love your too though. I don't know that there is a wrong black and white.

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  11. I love these photos! Great job!

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  12. Those are definitely some cuties! I love the striped pants :)

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  13. No suggestions on the B&W... I think they look good. But I love the one of Breck in red.

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  14. I like to bump up the blacks in a levels adjustment.

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  15. Yep, those are pretty stinkin' cute kids!

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  16. Well girl...I think everyone is in agreement with you that you have the cutest kids. :) You didn't get much help with the b/w issue, but the help you did get was pretty much the same from the ones that offered it. I don't like how my b/w turn out either which is why I don't usually do b/w. I may have to try some of this advice.

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  17. Your photos are addorable, love the little leg shot!

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  18. Your conversions are beautiful just as your children are! Keep experimenting and having fun!!

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  19. Oh, how sweet! I love that second shot of your son smiling. It looks great in color but I think I prefer the black and white shot.

    Erika B

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