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Tips for Black & White Photography
<ul><li>Increased Emotion </li></ul><ul><li>Nostalgic Drama </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced to core elements of the shot </li></...
Eyes are immediately drawn to differences in color, now focus on the tone of those colors Focus on Contrast
Mostly Light (high key) Tones Full Range Mostly Dark Tones (low key) Tonal intensity will effect mood of photo
Emphasis Line & Shapes Color mood is lost and thus line mood is enhanced.
Emphasis Texture & Patterns Often blurred when in color, high contrast texture and patterns gain life in B&W.
Light-Light-Light Consideration 1) Intensity of light More intense = softer the image Less Intense = Dramatic the image
Light-Light-Light Consideration 2) Shadows from Light *Direction of shadows is paramount
Colors Do Count Different Shadings, Tones, Intensities will result in different grays. Photoshop allows for adjustment of ...
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Black and white tips

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This powerpoint summarizes some of the major considerations to keep in mind when shooting black and white photography.

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Black and white tips

  1. 1. Tips for Black & White Photography
  2. 2. <ul><li>Increased Emotion </li></ul><ul><li>Nostalgic Drama </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced to core elements of the shot </li></ul>Why Black & White?
  3. 3. Eyes are immediately drawn to differences in color, now focus on the tone of those colors Focus on Contrast
  4. 4. Mostly Light (high key) Tones Full Range Mostly Dark Tones (low key) Tonal intensity will effect mood of photo
  5. 5. Emphasis Line & Shapes Color mood is lost and thus line mood is enhanced.
  6. 6. Emphasis Texture & Patterns Often blurred when in color, high contrast texture and patterns gain life in B&W.
  7. 7. Light-Light-Light Consideration 1) Intensity of light More intense = softer the image Less Intense = Dramatic the image
  8. 8. Light-Light-Light Consideration 2) Shadows from Light *Direction of shadows is paramount
  9. 9. Colors Do Count Different Shadings, Tones, Intensities will result in different grays. Photoshop allows for adjustment of colors individually

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