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.
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 →
There are lots of ways to make a black and white conversion, but the number of choices depends on the software you’re using. Here we show you how to take control of the process by learning how to use your tools effectively to control the shade of great of each colour in your original image.
Here at Digital Camera World we’re not afraid of courting controversy. OK, maybe we are a little bit, which is why we thought it was time to be bold. We’ve interviewed a number of famous photographers over the years and been inspired by each of them, but as many readers often ask us… “who are the best photographers of all time?”
We put on our thinking caps and took a stab it. Following lots of coffee and some heated arguments, we agreed on a list of the 55 best photographers of all time. In the history of the world. Ever. Definitely.