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UER Forum > Archived UE Photo Critiques > Asylum: Toning and Compisition (Viewed 328 times)
mroc82 


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Asylum: Toning and Compisition
< on 5/14/2009 2:02 PM >
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Howdy all, this is my third or fourth trip, and I have less than a year's experience behind a camera. Most shots were done with XSI and Sigma 10-20.

My first question is: can or should I use different monotone toning in order to achieve a more dramatic effect?
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And second: I loved this area, but I couldn't seem to get a worthwhile shot. It seems like the lighting was too harsh, and the everything looks too busy. But I wanted to capture the chair in the overgrown, broken out attic. What to do?





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Re: Asylum: Toning and Compisition
<Reply # 1 on 5/14/2009 2:05 PM >
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I'm sorry, I'm so bad with computers. I even tried to read the rookie photo posting guide. Seems like I got it halfway. Most of the pics seem too small, I had to export them to really small version in order to get it to fit the 100k limit. Whatever.

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Re: Asylum: Toning and Compisition
<Reply # 2 on 5/14/2009 2:18 PM >
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you can just link them from places like photobucket. it'll have a link for the code. that way you can post pics a bit larger

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Re: Asylum: Toning and Compisition
<Reply # 3 on 5/16/2009 7:06 PM >
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Some advice for the chair shot you wanted to capture, the second shot is working better to what you wanted to achieve. What you'd want is, ideally, to have the chair isolated so that it becomes a focal point. Usually the subject of a picture isn't something the viewer has to look for. Since you work in black and white, a primary technique for getting someone to notice the chair is tonal isolation.

Since the scene is very busy with extreme differences in light, it creates a large range of tones. From a distance, like your first chair shot, all of the things in the photo sort of blend together. When you blur your eyes, you can't really tell what you're looking at.

The second chair shot works better because the elements are not larger. The surface of the seat and rest of the chair become recognizable elements. The closer shot controls the clarity of the scene.

If you kept this shot in colour, you might have an easier time because things like the plants would become (mostly) one colour family and, thus, recognizable amongst the rest of the room.

This is beyond your control, but your shots would benefit from an cloudy day. The light coming through the ceiling would be less concentrated and harsh and wouldn't cast sharp highlights that create visual noise (unless you were going for that look).

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