Black and White Photography


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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!
 

Galdor

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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. :)
 

shootjutsu

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

cheerios ;)
 

pooQy

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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!

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.
 

m3lv1nh0

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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.
 

PrimePhotog

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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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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 :sticktong
 

rgy1993

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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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