Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Why use black and white for images?, part of Photoshop CS5: Landscape Photography.
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Black and white. Because all new photographers start learning with color cameras nowadays,…they aren't forced to learn black and white shooting and processing.…This often means that I they also don't get a chance to learn about…black-and-white photography.…In fact, many photographers today simply see black and white as…something old-fashioned…that they get to skip over because now we have color cameras.…And of course, when you have a camera that can capture such exceptional color, why…mess with black-and-white?…There is a reason though that some of the most famous landscape images in the…world are black-and-white.…
We've discussed how, as a landscape shooter, you can't cram a vast landscape…into a single image.…You can't capture exact visuals of what it feels like to stand in a particular place.…And that's okay, because standing in a particular place is about much more than…just what you're seeing.…It's about sounds and smells and feelings and context.…People get caught up in thinking that photography is an exact duplicate of one's…
- Getting the shot: landscape-specific shooting tips and tricks
- Choosing the right equipment
- Cropping and straightening images
- Making localized color and tonal adjustments
- Reducing noise
- Guiding the viewer’s eye with localized adjustments
- Adding a vignette
- Using gradient masks to create seamless edits
- Approaching adjustments like a painter–thinking in light and shadow
- HDR imaging
- Creating panoramas: shooting and post-processing techniques
Skill Level Intermediate
Photoshop CS5 for Photographers: Camera Raw 6with Chris Orwig6h 28m Appropriate for all
Foundations of Photography: Exposurewith Ben Long3h 24m Appropriate for all
1. Getting Started
2. Performing Basic Edits in Camera Raw
3. Localized Editing and Color Correction in Camera Raw
4. Final Steps in Camera Raw
5. Performing Additional Edits in Photoshop
7. HDR Imaging
8. Converting to Black and White
Black-and-white conversion7m 13s
9. Putting It All Together and Thinking Like a Painter
10. Outputting Images
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