Get striking high-speed black and white effects in Lightroom

    | Tutorials | 23/03/2014 00:01am
    Get striking high-speed black and white effects in Lightroom

    Hankering after the punchy appearance of old-fashioned high-speed black-and-white photography prints? Here’s an easy way to recreate the effect in our latest Adobe Lightroom tutorial.

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

    | B&W, Photography Tips | 13/02/2014 00:01am
    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.

    Make an Ansel Adams landscape: try this workflow for classic black & white images

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 24/01/2014 00:01am
    Make an Ansel Adams landscape: a simple workflow for classic black and white images

    Ansel Adams has had a tremendous lasting effect on photography. In this tutorial we’ll show you how recreate the classic look and feel of an Ansel Adams landscape in Photoshop.

    Photoshop black and white conversion tips: the best ways to make mono images

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 26/11/2013 00:01am
    Photoshop black and white conversion: contrast control

    There are many ways to make black and white images in Photoshop, but some are better than others. In this tutorial we reveal the best all-around Photoshop black and white conversion techniques to evoke the true magic of monochrome.

    Nikon Capture NX2: how to create outstanding black and white conversions

    | Tutorials | 18/11/2013 00:01am
    Nikon Capture NX2: how to create outstanding black and white conversions

    Discover how Nikon Capture NX2 photo editing software can make tonal adjustments based on colour to improve contrast and composition in your images, helping you make stunning black and white conversions.

    9 creative photo ideas to try in September

    | Photography Tips | 01/09/2013 00:01am
    9 creative photo ideas to try in September 2013

    Looking for inspiration? Look no further than these 9 creative photo ideas and photography tips to inspire your photography in August 2013.

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

    | B&W, Photography Tips | 19/07/2013 00:01am
    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.

    Photoshop Presets: the best way to make a black and white preset

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 20/12/2012 11:00am
    Photoshop Presets: the best way to make a black and white preset - step 3

    You know the saying about not putting the cart before the horse? Rather than deliberately making a range of Photoshop presets, a more organic approach is probably best. The more presets you have, the more time goes into trying out different Photoshop effects one after another. Below we’ll show you a simple way of doing this.

    Black and White Photography: finessing with Levels, Curves and Dodge and Burn

    | Photography Tips | 19/11/2012 02:00am
    Black and White Photography: the best way to use Levels, Curves, Dodge and the Burn tools

    In this month’s Shoot Like A Pro series on mastering black and white photography, we’ve explained how to compose for black and white photos and how to take control of black and white conversion. In our final part in the series we look at how you can use Photoshop effects like Levels, Curves and the Dodge and Burn tools to fine tune your black and white photo editing process.

    Black and white photography: take control of conversion

    | B&W, Photography Tips | 12/11/2012 02:00am
    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.

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