Film Noir Shoot

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I like, unfortunately the compression or host you use has rendered the background tones like contour lines on a survey map instead of a gradual change from white to black.

I've only found this out recently, and yet have to find a nice way of saving jpeg for web.

Example:

Monochrome, converted to jpeg for web with lightroom's export.
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Same image exported as TiFF. Even though the host downsizes it to 183kb it still retains gradation. Remove the "L" before ".jpg" to see the full image. (http://i.imgur.com/UwEvU.jpg)

this is 13.2 kb
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BTW, I highly recommend imgur.com for use in "demo" hosting for excercises like mine. It's free and you can make the gallery private.
 
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I've decreased the compression so hopefully that should fix the backgrounds.
 
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I really like the lighting. My only critique is you need to use a 1911 to get the feel right. Doesn't work for me with a Glock, even if it's an older Gen 1 :)

I agree as to the choice of gun however getting hold of a "replica" gun proved to be a real challenge, when I was a kid you could get hold of BB guns that were near on identical to the real thing but these days they're all bright blue / orange or transparent and look blatantly fake. If anyone know where I can get realistic replica guns in the UK (legitimately) can you let me know.
 
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i think adding in some grain would help for the added effect and i also beleive that you dont always have to go B&W, you can go retro color or vintage color as well or even technicolor.

i did a noir shoot as well and everyone else there decided on B&W and i went color and got some good reviews on my color rendentions.

i do like how the images arent that sharp in certain areas which adds to the noir 40's look.
 
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Excellent cinematic feel to the photo. I wish he had a 45 government model in his hand instead of a Glock, a la Mike Hammer with "Betsy."

Tri:smile:
 
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