At 7/7/12 01:25 PM, DemocracyFTW wrote:
You really need to up the contrasts as is. The darker spots should practically be black and the lightest spots should be almost white. That should give it more depth and a better feel for it. When working in black and white you have to contrast the hell out of the colors. In several areas the photograph is white and on your page it is a light gray at best. Keep up the practice though, this is how you learn and improve!
At 7/7/12 01:36 PM, Kashi wrote:
I'm better at posting links that show what I mean rather than explaining myself, so here
It kind of goes with what Demo is saying, but with pictures and more detail :P
Thanks for the links and for the feedback, it is truly appreciated. Here's another study, same value study, different subject, hopefully some improvement. I am fucking awful when it comes to contrast, I always seem to be afraid of adding more contrast in my images. Reference image from this awesome website (imageafter.com)
It's still not done but it's all I'm doing for tonight, I'll go back to it tomorrow and finish it up.