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    Default B/w photos?

    do u have a thread on B/w photos?

    Btw do we use B/W filter to take b/w photos? or usually pp the image on imaging software?

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    Default Re: B/w photos?

    there are many ways to obtain bnw photos.

    a lot of people use the in-cam bnw filter, which is quite silly - most of the time it is just a desaturation step, and you can't get the tones you want.

    i usually shoot in colour, when i'm using a dslr, and convert to bnw with the channel mixer in photoshop.

    there are many plug-ins that do a good job of this as well, as well as programs. example is nik silver efex pro.

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    Default Re: B/w photos?

    I would never shoot it as B&W in-camera - you will get more tone/channel control if you shoot in color, then tweak.

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    i shoot just about everything in color before converting to bw in the computer. tt way u have more control over the feel of the final image. its also good if u suddenly want something shot in color but dont have the time to change settings back to colour before shooting.

    just to clarify, B+W is a brand that makes filters. and theres no such thing as a black and white filter. however, IF you shoot B&W for film, u might want to consider using red/yellow/green filters which will emphasize certain tones in your final image. i believe this can be done in photoshop if you shoot digital.

    there is just about no upside to using the BW setting in camera. if anything, its probably worse. but just note that i ve found that if you shoot a colour pic and then convert to BW, you ll end up aout 0.7-1EV over exposed so shooting raw is the best option

    Last edited by Ben Ang; 23rd July 2010 at 11:25 AM.
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    i want to recommend u a book, library has it

    b&w photogrhy techniques with adobe photoshop
    by maurice hamilton
    photography makes one sees things from all angles.


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