Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of Foundations of Photography: Black and White.
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In addition to all of this black-and- white instruction, you as a lynda.com Premium subscriber, or owner of the DVD version of this course, you also get to download exercise files to go with these courses that are up on the lynda.com web site. And what do you want to do is just download as we go from the appropriate folders. So if you are watching movie 4.5, you'll find in here an exercise file. Download this to somewhere on your computer where you can get to it easily, maybe your desktop or your Pictures folder or something like that.
This is the same file that I will be using in the movies, so you can follow along if you want. You will find a couple of these folders, just have a readme file and then that says, sorry there is no exercise file for this. That's just to kind of help you stay organized and know what movie we're watching and so on and so forth. So grab those and follow along and you'll probably have an easier time understanding what it is we're talking about.
- 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