A&P How do you shoot partial color photos?

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by IceMurder, Aug 24, 2007.

  1. IceMurder

    IceMurder Guest

    Or how can you make a photo have partial color? I'm not sure if im asking the right question, but i mean, how do you have a picture where everything is in black and white except one part of the photo thats in color?
     
  2. kristin

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    Selective color.. Desaturate whatever colors you want black and white.
     
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  5. mojito

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    google selective coloring, but its pretty :greddy:
     
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    dont forget to gaussian blur the background
     
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    Canon hasn't released that camera to the public yet.
     
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    you need to have a selective color lens, they are very expensive though


    this is what they look like

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    the bending acts like a prism which breaks up the light spectrum and gives you your single color while everything else is black and white
     
  9. TtamNedlog

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    Lol... on a serious note, if those lenses are real, what's their purpose? Do they help "correct" converging lines in architecture photography? Reason I ask is because I'm taking a film class right now and I saw a 4x5 view camera for the first time. Teacher was telling us how you could "raise the bellows" or something like that and like tilt/rotate/move the thing all around and it would help reduce converging lines. That pic looks similar.
     
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    Tilt-n-shift
     
  11. jared_IRL

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    If you'll note the one on the left has a red line around it. So you'd use that one if you only wanted reds in your image.

    The green letters on the one on the right means the same for green, but it's a Nikon mount, and Canon copyrighted the line, so they can't do it that way....
     
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    You buy 20 umbrellas and lights, then you strobist it. And I hear HDR really brings out that one specific colour :bowdown:
     
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    changing the focal plane
     
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    :rofl:@ most of the responses...

    google canon tilt shift lenses and it will give you a definition as to what they do.
     
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    I'd like to get a TS lens someday, seems like it would be fun to play with :hs:



    $$$ though :o
     
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    Ah sweet, I was right. Well I guess I've learned one thing in film class so far.
     
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    you can do all kinds of cool shit with 4x5's, T/S are petty limited on amount of movement, and only move on the lens side where as on a 4x5 (depending on the model) you can move both the lens and film plane. you can correct for distortion, change the place of focus (very popular with food photographers to move the plane of focus to match the direction the food is leading)

    You can also do extreme macros, we actually put together a couple 4x5's to have extreme amounts of bellows and be able to magnify a small circuit board to more than fill the frame.

    they're an incredible tool that allows for tons of creativity, but are extremely expensive to use per shot, obviously very slow, and very heavy
     
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    If you are still looking for an answer.

    A real simple way I realized to do this is in photoshop have 2 layers, bottom layer color, top layer black and white. Erase the areas you want color in the black and white layer and the color shows through from the bottom color layer. Very simple and easy.
     
  20. kristin

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    That's the hard way. The easy way is to create a saturation layer and desature any color you want black and white.
     

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