Boxing - Colour or B&W


mille19

Link Posted 10/12/2014 - 20:26
I've been asked to cover a charity boxing event again this year so decided to look through last years photos. I thought some might look good in B&W, what do you think?
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Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 10/12/2014 - 20:52
I think in general the B&W works better, makes them more dramatic.

The exception is the one with the blood drops in the air - as B&W it's not clear what it is, the colour is important in that one.
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RussV

Link Posted 10/12/2014 - 20:55
1, 2 and 4 for me. Have you considered converting with a coloured filter applied or playing with the contrast and brightness, they look like straight conversions. Higher contrast might add to the drama.
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mille19

Link Posted 10/12/2014 - 21:09
I not a fan of coloured filters look really, I did have a bit of a play they aren't straight conversions but I must admit I'm new to B&W conversions and have a lot to learn.

Here's straight conversion top and bottom after adjustments



Stuey

Link Posted 10/12/2014 - 21:11
Colour is my vote particularly the one with the welsh flag
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RussV

Link Posted 10/12/2014 - 21:42
mille19 wrote:
I not a fan of coloured filters look really, I did have a bit of a play they aren't straight conversions but I must admit I'm new to B&W conversions and have a lot to learn.

I think the adjusted version is better. There could even be room for more tweaking (IMO).
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Last Edited by RussV on 10/12/2014 - 21:45
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