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    Default What is important in B&W photo...??

    Hi.... I've taken colour photo most of my life. And is now trying Black & White (B&W) photographary.

    But like any newbie.... have very little understanding on the subject. Could any one here give me some pointer as in what should I look out for in B&W photographary. Thxs

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    Suggest you start at Luminous Landscape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diver-hloc View Post
    Hi.... I've taken colour photo most of my life. And is now trying Black & White (B&W) photographary.

    But like any newbie.... have very little understanding on the subject. Could any one here give me some pointer as in what should I look out for in B&W photographary. Thxs
    mainly contrast....its how u point out ur subject in contrast...it is not an easy topic to master but once u master it..u learn a lot of thing.

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    Thxs for the reply so far.....

    Must admit I cheated a bit. Till today, I just greyscale my colour photo in Lightroom. Is it.... Err... wrong to do so ??

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    shadows and highlights

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    Quote Originally Posted by diver-hloc View Post
    Must admit I cheated a bit. Till today, I just greyscale my colour photo in Lightroom. Is it.... Err... wrong to do so ??
    What makes you think that is cheating ?

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    Bro, there was a discussion on this not long ago. Check here.

    Alot of insights as well as links to tutorials on more detailed monochrome conversion. Not the usual desaturate function in Photoshop.
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    there are only many, many ways to convert colour in b&w..

    what is important is what YOU WANT OUT OF THE PICTURE

    if you convert already, and it is WHAT YOU WANT, then it is a good b&w picture, an added bonus is when people look at the picture and they can tell what YOU WANTED TO SHOW.

    as to what a good b&w picture is, sorry there is no checklist. the removal of colour can be used to do many things, be it express a mood, isolation and highlighting of something.. and the list doesn't end there.

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    Thxs for all the pointer and Info.....

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