Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Light revisited, part of Photography Foundations: Black and White.
There are a lot of things that go into the making of a good photo.…There is the gear you choose, the way you compose, the exposure choices that you…make, and of course, your selection of subject matter.…But ultimately, all of these things are irrelevant if you don't have good light.…Good light can make an otherwise boring scene into something interesting.…All photos begin with good light, and the most expensive lens in the world in the…hands of the most gifted photographer alive still won't yield a great image if…the light isn't right.…Now this is another one of those things where you can say, "Yeah, yeah,…yeah, light's important. I get it.…
If you don't have good light, you've got dark."…But the light thing is so much deeper and more complicated than that, and whether…you're shooting color or black and white, one of the most important things you…can do to improve your photography is to study light itself.…I am not talking about the physics of light, but simply opening your eyes to how…light looks at different times and simply paying attention to its qualities.…
- 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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