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- 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
You know, most of the time, seeing things in black and white is considered a bad thing, a sign of narrow- mindedness or oversimplification, but I am here to encourage you to go out and see things in black and white, at least photographically. Your next steps after watching this course are to go out and look at black-and- white images, get your camera our and practice black and white, and even when you don't have your camera with you, pay attention to lighting. As with any photographic endeavor, practice is going to be the thing that does more than anything else to improve your pictures, but I'm hoping that your newfound understanding of black and white is going to open up an entirely new realm of photography for you.
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