Finding and shooting a black-and-white image


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Finding and shooting a black-and-white image

It's a lovely afternoon here in Southern California, and so I decided to get out shooting, as one should do all those lovely afternoons. We've got this cool railroad trestle here, and we've got about an hour left of daylight. So, we are in great black-and-white shooting situations here. The light is really turning in our favor. You can probably see that I do have the warm late-afternoon glow. We don't care so much about that because we are shooting black and white, but I am also getting a lot of texture, a lot of shadows, a lot of play of highlights and things. So, all I am going to do here is just see what I can find.

This is how shooting works. I don't really have any grand idea; I am just going to start poking around. Right off the bat, I'm thinking that depth of field is--I probably want as much of it as I can get. So, I put my camera in aperture priority mode. I have set it on f/11. I am just going to leave it there for right now. It's already a little bit dark,...

Finding and shooting a black-and-white image
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Finding and shooting a black-and-white image provides you with in-depth training on Photography. Taught by Ben Long as part of the Foundations of Photography: Black and White

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