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    Interested to do some B&W, normally for B&W shots, do you take a coloured one then photoshop it or just use the camera's built in style to directly shoot in B&W?

    Other than CPL filter, what else is needed? Such as flash and others?

    And, anythings to note about taking B&W? Such as avoiding overexposed skies and such?

    Thanks!

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    have you though of Google B/W photography first before you ask something?

    keywords.. "digital Black and white photography"
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    Better to take a coloured photo and convert during PP. If you take coloured photos you can convert to B/W, but if you take B/W photos, you cannot convert back to colour. Take note of the contrast in B/W photos.
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    Shoot in color then convert to B&W in PP.

    There's anonther thread of the same question. The search function in CS would help.

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    aiyo, you never ask me. i'm sitting beside you nia leh.
    you go and search through the threads, will be able to find my thread.

    cheerios

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agenda View Post
    Interested to do some B&W, normally for B&W shots, do you take a coloured one then photoshop it or just use the camera's built in style to directly shoot in B&W?

    Other than CPL filter, what else is needed? Such as flash and others?

    And, anythings to note about taking B&W? Such as avoiding overexposed skies and such?

    Thanks!

    Shooting in B/W gives a different view VS shooting in colour & convert to B/W.
    Try it, and you'll get what I mean.
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    Unless you are shooting using Live View set to B/W mode, our normal view is thru the viewfinder which of course you will be viewing the frame in color. So shoot normally and convert to B/W in post. Different B/W processing creates different effects.

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    thanks for all the replies people!

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    Other than CPL filter, what else is needed? Such as flash and others?
    CPL is not a must.Neither is flash.Just shoot in colour and convert to digital.Do note that it is not really recommended to shoot directly in B&W unless you are using B&W film as you lose all colour data when shooting digital B&W.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PrimePhotog View Post
    CPL is not a must.Neither is flash.Just shoot in colour and convert to digital.Do note that it is not really recommended to shoot directly in B&W unless you are using B&W film as you lose all colour data when shooting digital B&W.
    yeap, agree on that. Saves trouble with coloured filters and all which are a must for good film B&W photography

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    take it in colour then convert it to black and white on something like lightroom.. it lets you play with the different colour levels to create some interesting images...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rgy1993 View Post
    take it in colour then convert it to black and white on something like lightroom.. it lets you play with the different colour levels to create some interesting images...
    Clean. Simple. Makes out a good composition.

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