Many modern mirrorless cameras offer great looking jpg color and film simulation modes straight out of the camera. But did you know that they can produce some of the best looking B&W images straight out of camera, too? I started my photography with a cheap plastic camera from a grab bag and a roll of B&W film in the late 70's. I must have been 5 or 6 years old at that time. I guess that is where my emotional attachment to B&W photography began. But when I started to also shoot with digital cameras in the 90's, I shot those … [Read more...] about Become a better B&W photographer – and let your camera help you with that.
Black and white photographs can be very impactful, but there's so much more to making great black and whites than simply removing the color. In this episode, Adobe's Bryan O'Neil Hughes is back to help us demonstrate all the great tools Lightroom has for helping us make the most of our monochromes. Hosted by: Rob Sylvan and Levi Sim Produced by: Rich Harrington and Photofocus.com https://youtu.be/IsmIa1KXTPk?t=5m12s https://youtu.be/yuOLQva1iZs … [Read more...] about Instant Replay: Making Great Black and White Photos in Lightroom
Post & Photo by Joe Farace Follow Joe on Twitter Proper exposure of your in-camera monochrome image is important, especially for in-camera toned images because changes in exposure affect the density of colors (or lack of color) and overall style of the final image. How to obtain proper exposure is covered in lots of photography publications, such as The Kodak Most Basic Book of Digital Photography but in the meantime heres a quick review as it applies to monochrome image capture. The latitude (the ability to over or underexpose) a … [Read more...] about Exposing For Monochrome
Everything Looks Better in Black & White Post & Photo by Joe Farace Follow Joe on Twitter Back in the old film days, there were many different ways that you could capture images. You could shoot color slide film that had lots of saturation or choose a roll of black and white film that would let you create an entirely different version of the same photograph. To your eyes the original scene might look the same but your interpretation of it would vary based on the kind of film you decided to load into the camera. Nowadays, most digital … [Read more...] about Glamour in Monochrome Photography
Post & Photo by In the world of four-color (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow and black aka CMYK) printing, duotone is the name given the process of multiple tone printing using two, three or four different color inks. This process requires the press be set up with special inks instead of the standard CMYK inks that are used for four-color printing. Typically the paper is first printed using a dark base color and then a second lighter color is overprinted to fill in, tint, and tone the photograph and, more importantly, add depth. When two colors of … [Read more...] about Black & White, Monochrome or Duotone?
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a guest post by - Black and White is a style that I have more and more fallen in love with over the past few months. To throw fuel on the fire of that obsession is my favorite B&W conversion program Niks Silver Efex Pro. It is my main stay for all conversions into B&W and will stay that way for a long time to come. The image you see of Tony Llanes of Big Electric Cat, was taken at Alan Hess and Scott Diussas Real World Concert Photography Pre-con. The shot in color really did nothing for me it just didn't pop. … [Read more...] about Making it POP! Black and White Style