Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Selecting a printer, part of Photography Foundations: Black and White.
I have a confession to make.…I don't get all of this online photo stuff, Flickr and sending photos over…Facebook, and all of that kind of stuff, but yeah, yeah, yeah I get that…it's a great way to share your images with a lot of people, but I don't…understand people who never print their images, because as far as I'm concerned,…until trees have been killed and toxic chemicals have been squirted on them to…produce a photographic print, until that's happened, your image isn't done.…Now, that's not just me being old- fashioned and thinking in some quaint…20th-century idea of photography.…
I believe that a well-crafted photographic print always looks better than an…image on screen, for one simple reason, and that is the light that we're used to…seeing, the light that we see in the everyday world, the light that our eyes are…developed for, is reflected light.…It's light that bounces off of things into our eyes, just like light bounces off…of a photographic print into our eyes.…When you look at an image onscreen, you are looking at transmissive light,…
- 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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