Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video The trestle images, part of Photography Foundations: Black and White.
I thought you would want to see the finished images that we shot on the railroad trestle,…so I am going to very quickly walk you through those.…Of all of those images that was shot, the one keeper image was one of the ones…right from the rail, and I was lucky-- that was the one that I thought probably…didn't work and it did. It was the only one that really had the drama of the…scene that I wanted.…So I started with a black-and-white conversion.…There wasn't much to do with the sky because the sun is right there.…It's pretty washed out. Then I brightened up the tracks on either side, giving me some nice texture in…there, and of course the centerpiece here is this big rail.…
Next, I brightened up the whole thing just because it was all a little dim, and I…knew that when I printed it, it would go a little rough.…I'm a little concerned about this banding in here.…This is posterizing, or tone breaks, and I don't know if it's going to show up in print.…If I go into actual size, I can see that it's not so bad.…
- 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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