Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Seeing in black and white, part of Foundations of Photography: 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…luminance, or brightness.…So if you move through the world paying extra attention to changes in brightness…
- 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
Black and White with Lightroom and Photoshopwith Bryan O'Neil Hughes1h 39m 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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