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.
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.
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.
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.
Looking for inspiration? Look no further than these 9 creative photo ideas and photography tips to inspire your photography in August 2013.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Square cropped, black-and-white, long-exposure pictures of the sea are all the rage these days. To master this black and white landscape photography effect, you’ll need to learn a few core techniques, but they’re pretty easy to get to grips with. Here’s how to do it.