Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Evaluating a print, part of Photography Foundations: Black and White.
Once your print's out of the printer, it's time to take a look at it and…evaluate and see how you did.…As I mentioned earlier, one of the nice things about black-and-white printing is…we don't have to worry about color management.…Nevertheless, your print is not going to look exactly the same as your monitor,…so it's important to take a look at it and see if it needs any adjustments or…tweaks or little finesses here and there.…So what do you look for when you're evaluating a print?…For a black-and-white print, start by checking your blacks.…Make sure your blacks are nice and dark, and that you've got the detail in them…that you were expecting.…
You don't want fine highlights and things that might be hidden away in the…blacks that were kind of critical to your composition to fall into complete…black, so you want to look for those.…In the highlights, you want to make sure that you haven't overexposed highlights,…so that they've completely lost detail that's essential.…And then you want to check your midtones.…
- 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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