Best camera settings for black and white photos

    | Photography Tips | 13/06/2012 13:15pm
    Black and white photography: the ultimate guide

    Contrary to what some online photography gurus might have you believe, shooting in black and white isn’t as simple as switching your camera to Mono mode and then applying a few filters and effects in Photoshop. You can’t just convert any old picture to black and white and expect it to be a masterpiece. Below we’ll show you how to set up your digital camera so that you have the best foundation to work with when you go to convert them to black and white photos.

    Photo of the day: 29 May

    | Inspire | 29/05/2012 02:00am

    ‘The Dark Hedges’ by Tommy McDermott is breathtakingly eerie and undoubtedly benefits from being black and white.

    Black and white photography: what every photographer needs to know

    | B&W, Photography Tips | 13/05/2012 02:00am
    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.

    Leica unveils M Monochrom black and white camera

    | News | 11/05/2012 10:08am
    Leica M Monochrom black and white camera

    Leica has ended weeks of speculation and confirmed the launch of its new black and white camera, the Leica M Monochrom

    The new Leica camera features a monochrome CCD sensor with a native resolution of 18 million pixels, as well as programmable tones, the company says.

    Photoshop Effects: add a colour tint to your photos

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 21/04/2012 07:00am
    Photoshop Effects: add a colour tint to your photos - our final image

    By adding a delicate tint of colour to the midtones of a black-and-white shot, you can easily change its mood. A cold wash of blue makes the image look more atmospheric, while a warm sepia tint recreates a retro romantic look. The trick to creating cyanotype or sepia-toned shots is to add a subtle tint while keeping the blacks black and the whites white. Here’s how to create these brilliant Photoshop effects using Elements.

    Olympus unveils retro ‘film’ SD cards

    | News | 01/04/2012 08:15am
    Olympus unveils retro 'film' SD cards

    Olympus has launched a new range of SDHC cards to complement the new Olympus OM-D.

    The cards, which have been designed for use by those who miss the “authenticity” of using film, will be available in either black and white or colour variations. Anybody purchasing the black and white variation will be limited to shooting in monochrome.

    Black and White Portraits: how to add drama in Photoshop

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 10/03/2012 07:00am
    Black and White Portraits: add grit and drama in 4 easy steps

    Black and white portraits are one of the more popular genres for photographers to shoot, but many times any number of factors can leave your pictures feeling flat.

    After you’ve converted your portrait to black and white, why not use Photoshop’s dodge and burn tools to give your black and white portraits a rough and ready makeover.

    This excellent, non-destructive technique will make your black and portraits really stand out. Here’s how to do it.

    5 unbeatable ways to convert black and white portraits

    | Photoshop Tutorials, Tutorials | 16/02/2012 17:13pm
    Photo Ideas: 5 unbeatable ways to convert black and white portraits

    Quick: think of your favourite portrait photography. Tip the scales in your brain for a moment, and you’ll probably find that most of your favourites are black and white portraits, no?

    Black and white portraits have an inherent classic quality about them that stands the test of time, and if you want to give your portraits this sort of impact, you’ll want to give them a really punchy black and white conversion.

    Black and white minimalist photography guide

    | B&W, Photography Tips | 02/08/2011 11:10am

    Follow these photography tips to create fine art minimalist landscapes and seascapes. Just add a Neutral Density filter and your favourite black and white sofware…

    Photoshop film effect tutorial: solarise your images

    | Photoshop Tutorials | 09/05/2011 14:50pm

    Recreate a classic ‘solarised’ image in the digital darkroom with this video lesson Digital Camera’s 10-part series ‘Teach Yourself Photoshop’ builds into a complete video reference library. These easy-to-follow video guides will take you on a start-to-finish journey through perfecting your photos in the digital darkroom. In this video you’ll find out how to recreate [...]