Colour or Black and White?

I have been playing around with this image:

A boring snapshot, with some kitchen equipment in the background. I played around in Photoshop CS2 a bit and tweaked the background a bit.

I then went and adjusted the levels, desaturated, and nudged the curves a bit for this version.

The final product is just an online profile photo. I could have saved some Photoshop work if I had set-up my studio lights and background. But The end result would be about the same amount of time.



About Darrell Larose

I am a highly motivated self confessed techno-geek. While rooted in traditional analog photography, I have embraced the new technologies in photography. I am just as comfortable under the dark cloth of a large-format view camera, as I am with a digital camera. I can produce award winning photographs within the darkroom, or from a digital-desktop. With 40 years of photography as a both hobby, and over 30 in the professional arena I have always produced. I am self-taught in the digital media, I have been a PhotoShop user since 1995 (version 2.5) I found the transition fairly seamless due to my long experience in labs. I have worked within various Government photo units, including the Forensic Photo Section of the RCMP, as well as various professional labs. I can easily converse with a police forensic photographer as I can with a wedding sports or commercial photographer. I have worked for several of Ottawa’s top photographers. I have worked at several pro labs. As well as many years in photo retail.
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One Response to Colour or Black and White?

  1. Isabelle says:

    I much prefer the B&W version. You are inspiring Darell, I love what you do to pictures of yourself. Perhaps you should teach members of the Club a few tricks. I would register for that !

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