Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video The nature of grayscale images, part of Photography Foundations: Black and White.
Now we're ready to get to what is, in my opinion, the good stuff, which is…converting a color image to black and white.…Shooting is fun, and you get to go places, and you get to go outside and all…that, and that's great.…But as far as making a black-and-white photo, this is where it happens, in the…process of converting color to black and white.…With what we're going to learn here, you're going to be able to take a blah…color image and possibly turn it into a really interesting black and white, or…you're going to be able to finally see the possibility that you saw when you…were shooting realized into an actual black-and-white picture.…
We can do so much manipulation in black and white, in terms of tonality, that…there is just a tremendous amount of creativity that can happen in this process.…Before we get to converting to black and white though, which we're going to…start in the next movie, I want to talk about color.…I know that sounds a little weird, but let's just look really closely at what's…
- 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
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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