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Making of “Prom Portrait” (Panasonic S1R)

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Color to monochrome conversion — Panasonic S1R

Color camera capture with conversion to monochrome using Photoshop Black & White layer.

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Prom Portrait
f4 @ 1/320 sec, ISO 100; 2019-05-11 14:50:50
Panasonic S1R + Leica Summilux-SL 50mm f/1.4 ASPH
RAW: Enhance Details, LACA corrected, distortion corrected

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