Street Style II

The lovely Beckz.

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More photos after the jump…

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That’s it for now. Some pictures of blue skies and Tokyo in the summer coming up next week sometime.

Now listening to: Manendra – Always (feat. Eva Kade)

2 Reactions

  1. kori

    brilliant as usual. you capture the type of natural beauty that most people have, hidden somewhere.
    do you do a lot of post processing to get the contrast just right?

  2. Michaelpanda

    @Kori: thank you! :) In terms of post-processing for the B/W photos, I do spend a bit of time working with the photos to get them looking the way I like. I have two general approaches to making B/W images – one is to use a few presets and tweaks I have saved in Lightroom, with only a little bit of unsharp mask and then a resize in Photoshop. The other is to basically not do anything in Lightroom (save darkening the corners a bit) and then go to photoshop and use a combination of adjustment layers, including a gradient map (to turn it to B/W), a light layer (to help increase the contrast between dark/light and blow out the whites ever so slightly) and some curves for general contrastiness. then unsharp mask and a resize.
    The end results between the two methods are slightly different – the images in this post were made with the second method, whereas the ones in the “Tokyo B/W” post a few weeks ago were made primarily with the former method. I prefer the former method for pictures that involve buildings and skies since it tends to preserve the clouds and sharp lines better, whereas the latter method I find more flattering for pictures of people or ones where there is only one subject that is centrally located in the frame (due to the heavy vignetting)