Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Doing more tonal corrections, part of Photography Foundations: Black and White.
We're going to dive into another image here, this color RAW file, we're going to…take it all the way through to a finished black and white.…This is in your Exercises folder, and because it's a RAW file, when you…double-click on it, it's open up in Camera RAW.…And a lot of times when you're first facing an image, you've come back from a…shoot and maybe it's been a while since you've shot.…I was on the road for a while, so I haven't looked at this in a few weeks.…And there's so much you can do in Photoshop.…There are so many different ways to take an image, where do you even start?…And one of the best things to do is to really try to put yourself back into the…moment of shooting and try to remember, why in the world did I take this image?…If it's not immediately obvious to me, what was striking to me about this image?…And I think in this case, there are three main things.…
First of all, I've got this big pile of wood here, which I think is an…interesting texture, and which I know from experience that from a…
- Why shoot in black and white
- How to recognize good black-and-white subject matter
- Preparing the camera
- Shooting a tone-based subject
- Exposing for black and white
- Understanding grayscale
- Converting from color to black and white using Photoshop CS4 or CS5
- Converting to black and white in Camera Raw
- Toning and split-toning
- Comparing high key versus low key images
- Preparing a black and white image for print
Skill Level Intermediate
2. What Is Black-and-White Photography?
3. Shooting in Black and White
4. Black-and-White Post-Production
5. Printing in Black and White
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