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Old 03-18-2009   #1
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OK, I have been avoiding putting these images up, well, can you blame. LittleGal post here. lol.. Ok, seriously. That is not why. I know people on here like crisp, sharp, flawless images. These are anything but. However, at the request of the bride she wanted her images black and white, she wanted them to look vintage, grainy, and well, old school. That's what I tried to accomplish. I had a little help. Crappy lighting from an all window chapel with the sun beaming in helped. I converted to b&w, added grain, and vigenette. here are some results.....

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They turned out good but I'm not getting the "vintage" feel. Do you prefer b&w or color? BTW, nice pics on your MySpace profile. Mind if I add you?
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They turned out good but I'm not getting the "vintage" feel. Do you prefer b&w or color? BTW, nice pics on your MySpace profile. Mind if I add you?
Depends on the mood I am in. But I lean towards b&w to tell a story. However here. Per the brides request they are all b&w. Vintage might have been a wrong word. Old maybe...lol... IDK..

By all means. Add me on my space. I am there a lot more.
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Hey Ernie,
These look really good. I love the PJ factor in the first! Here's one of my heros who specializes in the b/w vintage look....check him out: Artistic Photojournalistic Wedding Photographers
I think your b/w looks good. One thing you can do to really enhance it is "painting with exposure".
Anyhoo, I played with one of your photos a bit, to try to do that exposure painting thing, and then hit it with contrast. (I wish I had a bride/groom face shot, because those work best).
Just something a bit different, although yours already looks really good:
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Exposure Painting:


Again, just something different, but something I think our UK friends have down pat.
Great job! Share more!
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Thanks LG!!! How did you accomplish that? I have CS3 I didn't see painting and exsposure. I did see exsposure. I like Murray's work as well. Top Notch. One of my favorites besides you.... is this guy...
Lancashire Wedding Photographer Jeff Ascough - Documentary wedding photography covering Lancashire, Manchester, Liverpool, Cheshire, the North West, and UK
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Ohhhhh!I love Jeff Ascough's work too. They are both so brilliant. I love the way they handle black and white.
As for the exposure painting, just tweak curves in a layer mask. On up, one down, and then alternating layer masks, just start "painting". Only take a sec. Then blast it with contrast. Viola!
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Good work Ernie! I really like #1 & #4. Don't hold back your wedding work, post it up. I have to admit it took me a while to start posting it up too. Extremely intimidating by all the great photogs in this section. But I have learned a lot by doing it. All the great photogs here are more than happy to help us newbs.
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Good work Ernie! I really like #1 & #4. Don't hold back your wedding work, post it up. I have to admit it took me a while to start posting it up too. Extremely intimidating by all the great photogs in this section. But I have learned a lot by doing it. All the great photogs here are more than happy to help us newbs.
Thanks.....I will put up a couple more with the bride and groom. Still working on them. Thanks for the compliment and confidence. Much appreciated.....
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Nice job Ernie!!!! Looking forward to seeing more!
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Good job Ernie!


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