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Another one about Black and White Photography

+purmusic
03/13/17 6:10 PM GMT
The following has it's roots in the comments section for an image, namely; "Curve" by carlosf_m.

Thought it might be worthwhile to replicate here and to offer up some more creative food for thought and/or guidance for anyone that might have some questions.

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"Sorry guys, I shot this in B/W, one day I grabbed my camera and decided to do a Miami series in monochrome, I promise to do some in colors."

For what it is worth, as I suspect that cameras have come some way since conversion from colour to black and white afforded the photographer more creative control.. check out these black and white conversion methods:

Cambridge in Colour | "Converting a Digital Color Photo into Black and White"

And a side note.. if you were to google each of the methods outlined in the above link and that of your respective image editor.. I am sure you could find more in-depth tutorials on the 'how to' stuff.


So.. moral to the story?

Depending on the camera that you use.. it might be more preferable to shoot in colour and then, convert to black and white.

*And more so.. given the image under consideration.. if it is applicable to do the conversion.


There are numerous articles out there on what constitutes a 'good black and white photo'.

Here is one that covers the bases and considerations:

Tech Radar | "How to master black and white photography"

For example.. under "Bad subjects for black and white photography"..

"Safeguarding mood

If the scene you're shooting relies on color for mood or impact, chances are you'll be better off keeping the image in color, as in our mushroom image above. Sunrise or sunset shots are another good example; you should always ask yourself whether the image loses some impact without the subtle hues."

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*The 'rules' are by no means carved into stone.

The purpose of this discussion thread is and reiterating, one; some creative food for thought. And two, some general guidelines for those that might have some questions.
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::LynEve
03/30/17 1:27 PM GMT
Good links - thank you
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