The "Dead A-Mount"
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Posted 04 August 2017 - 09:09 PM
Great. I love taking portraits of older people. Their faces tell stories.
Truly! That what we look for in a good portrait... the story. It distinguishes the differences between a snapshot, albeit even a nice one, and a portrait. Portraiture has a way of capturing a soul.
Posted 05 August 2017 - 03:21 PM
Both work. I think there is a slightly stronger case for B&W here.
It's just because there are different colours in the background.
So, the B&W has a bit more focus on the subject.
The BW does lend a "classic" look, but thaz cultural to
certain viewers, mainly by age group. For audiences
that find BW simply "peculiar" the color version would
do very well with a coupla simple corrections to reduce
saturation in those background distractions that you've
mentioned. The orange chair is an easy target for any
selection tool and the few other possible distraction are
so small and defocused that they'll be easy to kill.
My personal taste fails to prefer the BW or the color.
Each appeals equally to me ... with the caveat that I'm
mentally eliminating the background distractions in the
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