14 September 2009

Black and White Photos

Venture...venture...venture. The photos that I am showing to you here were taken during a church region 5 youth dinner at Siburan. But being me...I like to take close up ph0tos of faces...or some people call it portraiture. Was not really in favour to take photos of what's on the stage....hahaha.

Although I had a complete equipment for my DSLR, I decided to try things out by not using my flash light. The hall was quite dark, so I increased my DSLR ISO to the maximum - 1600 with the the speed of 1/20. Of course! The result was still dissapointing - too much noise.

But then, how to edit photos with noise? Easy. The first step is to turn your photo into black and white. Then, use noise reduction function. And finally, adjust the colour curve. Whalla! Here are the results.
(Our soon to be married couple - Sebastian and Fiona)
(The Chinese looking girl - Francine)

(The walked-in guy - I'm not sure whom he was. Hahaha)

23 Reptozian Messages:

betchai said...

i still have to learn how to edit such as reduce noise, etc, thanks for the tip. there are times really where we have to up our ISO especially at very low light and tripod is not allowed, so hard to hold on to the cam without shaking thus we up our ISO but like what you said, the disappointment is NOISE, but am glad to learn that there is something we can do about it. better than when there is too much vibration when taking pictures, a friend before asked me if there is a way we can straighten a picture when the image was taken with shakes or vibration? Hahaha, i laughed, since I do not know about editing and told her, " there is no technology to edit the shakes", i hope i am right?

Rudy said...

noise issue?..time for CANON i guess...eheks..sekdalah bro...get urself a plugins call Noise ninja or noiseware, it eliminate noise..

it do taking care of ur noise problem, but hey, picture with noise is good also maa..film style bah..

bee said...

wahhhhhh sound so complicated but the results are superb. I wanna take quality pics like this so I can scrap them .

C.Alv.B said...

I hope one day I can have one set of DSLR... then I can become like you Willie..hehehee..or maybe I can make myself as a model ..wakaka

SunShine said...

I'm getting a D40 for starter camera. what do you think?? ^.^

Willie said...

Betchai > You are right .We can distort a good photo but not to correct image distortion. hahaha

Rudy > Yes. Some photos are good with noise. Hehehe

bee > hi bee. Thanks

CalVB > Hahaha..you will and you can someday.

SunShine > Sure. No problem!

Faizal n Fashitah said...

Tambah ko Hue & Saturationnya.. make it a bit brownish.. CONFIRM jadi kedak gamba oldies ehek XD

foongpc said...

I don't even own a DSLR! Just a normal digital camera, so I'm really a novice at shooting photos! But it's interesting what you can do to eliminate noise : )

KHaiRuL aNTaSHa said...

noise reduction ya apa function nya?

Gallivanter said...

I just use the feature on Photoshop or just that button on my camera to convert it to black and white without thinking of editing it even further.

Maybe it's time I learn.

Willie said...

Faizal > Kompom ya.

FoongPc > It is easier to learn using dslr than slr.

KhairulAntasha > makey kurangkan noise. dotted nok ada pada gambar.

Gallivanter > It's fun to learn. You should.

nicksuneo said...

The second photo. She is from Kakai ohhhh. My people. Carl know the story ;-)

Krisno said...

Awesome..black & white ;-)

Ivy Metaga said...

suka tgk black and white photos, macam lukisan jak rupanya, black and white sketching heeee...

erolnukman said...

kacak edit u bro..
bleh ajar tok..hehehe

Ayie said...

i am not on the pro side with photography but I'm an avid enthusiast. I also like photo editing =)

happy Monday!

Marlene said...

Yay! What a lesson. I've got to learn how to change the ISO and the speed in my dslr.

Well, whatever noise you're talking about, I didn't hear any, hahaa! And the photos look great.

Btw, where to edit the noise? In any photo editor, like Photoshop?

khairul onggon said...

Mena padah tokeeikedei si rudy ya tek.. pakei noise ninja, pasti berbeza! yerrr... Makey system apa willie? olympus kah?

Desmond said...

Shy Shy....hides my Cybershot Sony camera

Superman said...

Sometimes black and white photos last longer. I am not very good in taking portrait. I think the noise issues can be due to many possible causes like ISO, light condition...etc. Really not easy to take a good photo.

eugene said...

i always like black and white photos,,, you know i love photography,but just dont know when to start, sigh,,,,,,,,,

take care now bro

Willie said...

Nicksuneo > Ada cerita indah. Ahaks!

KRisno > Ku lom nangga photo u gik.

IvyMEtaga > Ramai org suka black sebab ya rami meli baju kaler hitam juak.

Erolnukman > Boleh. Mun kawu baca tulisan aku sia, tips semua aku merik. Hehehe... Thanks

Ayie > You'll be expert someday.

Marlene > Since u have it, why not learn to use it well.

Khairul > sik eh. photoscape jak.

Desmond > HAhaha...hei tokey...i'm sure you can afford one. It will help u to get good photos of YBs.

Superman > Yes. Many factors.

Eugene > You can start today. HEhehe

ladyviral said...

black and white pictures always makes the situation look eccentric.. or the spehia ones! I love that style of pictures. Lovely images, willie!