Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Exposing for black and white, part of Photography Foundations: Black and White.
For the most part, when you're shooting black and white, all of your exposure…decisions and your whole exposure theory will be just like what it is when…you're shooting color.…As you saw in our previous shooting movies, I was doing everything that I would…normally do if I were shooting color.…I was thinking about depth of field and aperture control,…I was thinking about where I needed to focus to get the most depth of field, all…of that kind of stuff that you do even when you're shooting color.…With that said, if you are shooting an image that you're pretty sure it's going…to be black and white, there might be one more thing that you want to think about,…which is the slight exposure adjustment that's going to help you in your…post-production, and we're going to take a look at the right now.…
We're looking at that in Photoshop rather than out in the field with a camera,…because I really want us to be able to look at the histogram of an image.…Yes, you can look at the histogram on a camera, but we're just going to get 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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