The cycling photographer: Fulvio Silvestri shares his adventures

Digital Camera Fulvio Silvestri-4

Cycling photographer Fulvio Silvestri is a modern daydreamer who finds himself balancing on the edge between the quiet life of a provincial teacher and photographer, and the adventurous wanders of a restless, long-distance bicycle traveller and old school landscape photography enthusiast! Over the last few years he has covered about 20,000 km on his two-wheeled, free carbon… Continue reading

Monochrome photography: make striking images using your camera’s mono mode

Monochrome photography: how to compose strong images using your camera's black and white mode

Why set your camera to its mono mode for monochrome photography when you can simply convert a regular colour image into monochrome on the computer? It’s because you need a black-and-white ‘eye’ to shoot good black and white photography in the first place, and being able to see the results on the spot is a huge advantage. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to set up your camera and compose strong monochrome photography using your camera’s black and white mode.

The black and white photographer’s guide to light and contrast

The black and white photographer's guide to light and contrast

Understanding the behaviour of light and the effects it creates makes a huge difference in black and white photography.

But you still have to make sure the camera records it faithfully, and that’s where an understanding of exposure theory and technique pays dividends. In this post we explain everything black and white photographers need to know about using light to create stunning monochrome images.

Black and white photography: take control of conversion

Black and white photography: take control of conversion

In the first part of our new Shoot Like A Pro series on mastering black and white photography, we explained how to compose for black and white photos – and what subjects work best. In the second post in the series we start to look at best practice post-shoot. We’ll look at how to take control of black and white conversion, and the subtleties of doing it both in Photoshop Elements and Photoshop CS.

Black and white photography made easy: tips for pro-quality results from start to finish

Black and white photography made easy: tips for pro-quality results from start to finish

Since the earliest days of taking pictures, producing stunning black and white photography has required a combination of shooting and darkroom skills. For the best results, you need to hone your photo composition to be able to visualise the world in black and white. But you also must know how to manipulate an image for… Continue reading

Black and white photography: what every photographer needs to know

Black and White Photography: what every photographer should know

Converting an image to black and white is pretty simple, but if you want truly impressive results it pays to think about how and what you shoot, and learn how to use your photo editing software’s powerful tools to get the most from your shots. In this black and white photography tutorial, we’ll show you how to choose your subjects, set up your camera and how simple but effective adjustments in Photoshop can make your images stand out.