Taking a black-and-white expedition


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Taking a black-and-white expedition

I assume that you already have a large collection of color images that you've shot, and those color images can provide you with a way to practice recognizing what makes a good black-and-white image. Even mere color photographers have to worry about contrast and good light and good composition, so in the color work that you have been doing, you've probably already taken care of those issues. So now, go through your color images, or maybe just your best color images, and start looking at them with an eye towards black and white. Try to identify images that you think will work well in black and white.

This is basically a virtual version of what you'll do when you're out shooting in the color world, except that you've already found the nice shots and you've composed them and exposed them properly. Now again, you're looking for interesting plays of light and shadow, good contrast, or areas that can be turned into plays of light and dark depending on how you ultimatel...

Taking a black-and-white expedition
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Taking a black-and-white expedition 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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