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14 Ways to Get Better Black and White Images

 

14 Ways to Get Better Black and White Images

 

 

Digital has provided a surprising resurgence in black and white photography. The ability to create a monochrome image either in camera or later in Photoshop is much more accessible than having to work in a traditional darkroom. But it takes more than removing the color from an image to make a great black and white. Here are some tips that will help you to make exceptional black and white imagery.

 

Look and use high contrast lighting.

 

Create compositions with texture

 

Pay attention to shape and lines

 

Create portraits with simple and clean backgrounds

 

Use small aperture to maximize depth of field

 

Use your histogram to capture a full tonal range

 

Shoot Raw + jpeg with monochrome picture style for flexibility

 

Use WB slider to achieve different look with b&w file

 

Punch up contrast with the curves control

 

Experiment with tinting the monochrome image

 

Photographing using a strong directional light source

 

Fill the frame with a subject’s face

 

Look for repeating patterns

 

Apply selective dodging and burning technique to image

 

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