Seeing in black and white


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Seeing in black and white

One of the things about black and white that can intimidate beginning photographers is that they think they have to be able to see the world in black and white. I guarantee you, when I'm shooting, I do not have a black-and-white image in my mind. I cannot perfectly imagine the color world around me in black and white, but that doesn't mean that I don't look at the world in a different way when I'm shooting in black and white. Now very often, you'll simply do what you always do: you'll walk around, you'll look for interesting subject matter, and then you'll compose and shoot. In a rapidly changing situation, you may not think at all about how light or dark you want particular tones to be in your final image.

You'll figure all that out later when you convert your image to grayscale. You may want to think some about exposure, and we'll talk about that later. But as we've already discussed, a black-and-white photograph is a record only of luminanc...

Seeing in black and white
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Seeing in black and white 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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