How to shoot Black and White

253 pages Price £12.95

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Monochrome photography can be fascinating and the techniques that you learn will stand you in good stead for all the other things you are likely to shoot.

Nina looks at a very broad range of topics in this fascinating ebook, starting off with a reference section looking at the key things you need to understand in depth to successfully shoot black and white images including the benefits offered by the mirrorless models.

The book looks at how monochrome photography varies from colour, looking at the way monochrome was traditionally shot and how virtually every effect that was possible in the darkroom, is now possible either within the camera itself or at the time of postproduction.

The options for how to get a black and white image are explored in depth. Nina looks at options within the camera settings, ideal for those that shoot JPEG. The book also looks at RAW processing options in both Canons Digital Photo Professional as well as the Photoshop Camera RAW options for black and white processing in addition to the other alternatives that postproduction can offer.

This ebook also looks at the key shooting techniques for black and white images. These sections include understanding metering and contrast for black and white, in addition to understanding the framing differences that need to happen. Nina also takes a look at the traditional photographic elements of shape, line, texture and form and explains why they are so important when shooting in monochrome and how to get each to reproduce correctly.

Topics included in the ebook

• How to set the camera up when shooting in black and white
• Key controls and overrides on your EOS h for monochrome shooting
• What makes black and white different
• Looking back at monochrome film techniques
• How to get a monochrome image in camera
• What are the photographic elements?
• Understanding how the photographic elements are used in monochrome photography
• How to evaluate monochrome images
• Understanding tonal range in monochrome images
• How to make the most of tonal range available
• How metering affects the tonal range you capture
• What is the best lighting for monochrome images?
• Framing monochrome images
• How the rule of thirds affects monochrome images
• Lens usage when shooting monochrome images
• The thought process for differing types of monochrome photography
• How to get a monochrome image using DPP RAW conversion
• Postproduction options for black and white using DPP
• How to use Photoshop Camera RAW to get a monochrome image
• Additional postproduction techniques for monochrome images


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