Join Bryan O'Neil Hughes for an in-depth discussion in this video Shooting with black and white in mind, part of Lightroom and Photoshop: Black and White (2013).
So, I mentioned that when you're shooting in black and white, you want to make…sure that you think in black and white,…and it might be tempting to put your camera in a mode so that it records a…black and white image, but you absolutely don't want to do that.…The color information is really important. It's going to be really important in…the editing process, but it's also entirely possible that you might decide that…you wanted a color image.…It's a lot easier to discard that information in software than in the camera,…so make sure you don't shoot in a black and white mode in your camera.…
The one exception to this would be Leica makes a camera devoted just to …black and white photography, and it does that exceptionally well, it works kind…of like the old film thinking, but I'm guessing you probably don't have that. I…know I don't. A couple of other things you should know about shooting in…black and white, and best practices in general. You want to make certain that,…especially in the case where you're shooting fine art photography, or landscapes,…
- Why black and white?
- Shooting with black and white in mind
- Setting up Lightroom and creating image versions
- Utilizing presets effectively
- Creating black-and-white HDR images with Lightroom and Photoshop
- Taking advantage of black-and-white adjustment layers
- Adjusting the toning of images
- Working with the Silver Efex plugin