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Re: Where do you stop editing


A big percentage of people I have taught Black and White editing over work there images and most of the time they are trying to make a silk purse from a pigs ear.

The lesson here is that out of a 100 images one takes only a very small few come up to the mark, so instead of knowing when to stop editing it is having the ability to understand what will make a good B&W picture, the good ones are easy to edit and make a strong mono with little work

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Re: Where do you stop editing


There ye go- KISS

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You're absolutely right of course Martin emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Martin again talks eloquent sense and what he says certainly rings true with me.

The only proviso I'd add is that - in principle - if you take a picture, giving yourself the best chance of converting it into how you see it (your vision) then it may well be that you need to spend a lot of time achieving it.

For exampe, I believe Julia Anna Gospodarou and Joel Tjintjelaar can spend days changing the original image into their vision.

The key point, I think, in terms of the original query is to be clear about what it is you are trying to achieve. Personally I am still very much still getting there with thatemoticon


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Thanks chaps for some valuable advice all round. Just like Chris, I am getting there but a long way off Julia or Joel yet emoticon emoticon
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