Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Shooting a tone-based subject, part of Foundations of Photography: Black and White.
I have been really concentrating on the good light situation here, on this…trestle with the sun going down and the long shadows and the nice highlights,…but here off to the side, there is something very interesting, which is an area…of really bad light, but there's something that I think that I can do with it,…and there it's something tonal.…If I look here, I've got this green lawn going out to the sea and cutting across…is this winding path of sand, which is very light, and then I've got those backlit…bushes back there, and then the ocean and the sky--…all of it in shade, so I've got no contrast on it. But if I'm thinking like a…black-and-white shooter, what I'm seeing, if I remember, any color here can be…any tone that I want.…
So I've got all this green, and I've got some blue.…What if I toned this green really dark,…so I've got this dark field with this white line snaking across of it?…I've also got the stone circle that might light up, and then I've got the blue…sky behind those bushes over there.…
- 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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