Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Preparing the camera, part of Photography Foundations: Black and White.
There won't be a lot of technical difference between your black-and-white and…color shooting, but there is a little bit of camera configuration that you need to consider.…First, should you shoot RAW or JPEG?…Ultimately, the big difference between RAW and JPEG is not one of image quality.…RAW does not yield better images than what you can get from JPEG.…You won't see more sharpness.…In fact, straight out of the camera, RAW images will probably be less sharp than JPEG images.…If you're shooting color, you won't have more vibrant color in your images, nor…will you get more dynamic range--that is, the range from the darkest to lightest…tones that the camera can capture.…
What RAW will get you is the ability to perform edits that are simply not…possible with JPEG files.…Now this doesn't really matter to us for black and white, but with RAW files,…you can change the white balance of an image after you shoot, something that's…not possible with JPEG.…What is useful for us is the ability to very often recover overexposed…
- 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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