{Photo Project} Day 3: B & W Self-Portrait

Hello, hello! It’s the third day of our photo challenge, obviously (*chuckle*).  While browsing at the pictures I took earlier, I was kind of looking forward on what would be Era’s idea on next theme; hahahaha! we’re still on the 3rd day and I’m thinking of next weeks. 😛 I think it’s good though, I have something to look forward to, than get bored. 😛

Here’s my 3rd day photo project.

Now and then it’s good to pause in

our pursuit of happiness and just be happy. – Guillaume Apollinaire 

EXIF Information:

Camera: Nikon D60 – 18-55mm lens

Exposure Time: 1/160 seconds

F-Stop: f/6.3

ISO: 400

Flash: Fired

Shooting Mode: B&W

Here’s my friend Era’s Day 3 Black and White Self-Portrait! Go have a look! 😉

I decided to include a bit of tutorial on how I did the post processing of this picture to get more contrast. ^_^ . I hope this will help.

This is the first time I did some tutorial. 🙂 I’m not really a technical person so bare with my tutorial if it is that quick or if it’s not quite understandable. 🙂

Step 1: Open the image in Photoshop. Mine I use the portable version of CS3.

Step 2:  Duplicate the Background layer using Ctrl + J short cut keys or drag the Background layer to the paper icon. After which, change the Blending mode of the duplicate layer to Overlay or Soft Light. Depends on what you feel. 🙂 – I choose either way, there is a slight difference though. 🙂

Step 4: To add a bit more sharpness, duplicate Layer 3, and go to Filter -> Other -> High Pass

Step 5: You can play around with the Radius value here. I set mine to 12.0; too much will result to unnatural sharpness.

..and that’s it (I told you I’m not that technical…haha). The final result is the one above. I just added watermarks… 😉

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