they do it with mirrors...

this is sooc... i can't seem to get both the blacks truly black and the whites truly white in the same frame... not sure if this is a settings issue or a lighting issue... or whether i simply want the impossible ;p

there are a couple things i might try later in the week to address this, but at the moment, it's past my bedtime and i need to be done :)
cool effect
posted September 13th, 2017  
Very striking!
posted September 13th, 2017  
How interesting. I need to check it out in my camera
posted September 13th, 2017  
Interesting!
posted September 13th, 2017  
Moody pawnography - me like 😈
posted September 13th, 2017  
must be a settings issue ... you don't usually have this problem. But why are we bothering with this? Digital files, unlike film, have to be edited... the only difference is whether the editing is done by us or by the camera... and generally we make a better job of it. . It's enough to get composition and lighting right in camera.. as I have to do with my film stuff.
posted September 13th, 2017  
@yrhenwr Since when didn't film have to be edited?
posted September 13th, 2017  
@vignouse Richard, this argument between us runs and runs! Composition and exposure... that's all you need worry about getting right in camera, whether you shoot raw or jpg. Your average amateur couldn't edit colour film. The b/w darkroom was another matter. But for best results you still had to get exposure right in camera. If you cropped so that significant enlargement was required you lost quality. I'm joining this challenge because I think your challenge is a good one if it encourages getting the basics right in camera (as good photographers always have) not to waste time fiddling with in camera software just so you can say this is SOOC!. SOOC is just a 365 meme. Better to encourage shooting RAW for quality.
posted September 13th, 2017  
Sorry for having an argument with Richard in your space!
posted September 13th, 2017  
@yrhenwr I don't 'fiddle with in-camera software' - my camera is set to take one colour image and one B&W one, same settings every day, and I pick the version I like best.
posted September 13th, 2017  
@vignouse Colour or b/w, the settings in the K5 don't give satisfactory results... they didn't expect users of the K5 to work with anything but RAW files.
posted September 13th, 2017  
@yrhenwr @vignouse

you say to-MAY-to, and i say to-MAH-to ;p

an interesting debate... i thought you were both on the same page on this? the exercise is about practicing good composition and exposure, and use of camera settings... i probably take it a bit to the extreme in terms of manipulating the settings that are available in modern cameras... but i stand by my earlier statement that as a matter of course i am less interested in taking a good picture of a "thing" than in rendering the image of my rather paltry imagination...
posted September 14th, 2017  
@northy I admire your philosophy which, in my opinion, makes you a photographer and me a competent snapper... with ambitions! @yrhenwr
posted September 14th, 2017  
@northy I don't have your imagination or your ability to see the potential of the image that comes out of the camera...wish I did. For me it's 'I came, I saw, I took a photograph' (preferably with an old manual film camera!) The page I'm on is several volumes behind the page Richard is on! I think we agree that getting composition and exposure right in camera comes is paramount. Beyond that? .... I still want my cameras to be manually operated black boxes like I grew up with! @vignouse
posted September 14th, 2017  
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