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Old 08-02-18, 06:34
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What are the things which need to be kept in mind which capturing B&W Photography?
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A good tonal range from black to white (without the highlights being blown).
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A good tonal range from black to white (without the highlights being blown).
that pretty much covers it.
what's everyone's favorite method to convert to b&w?
i use lightroom. instead of hitting the b&w button i move the saturation slider all the way down to 0. then i can adjust the white balance and tint sliders to get different tones.
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I generally shoot in RAW and convert and adjust with Affinity Photo - it has a good real-time, full screen converter. I sometimes convert to JPG and use Silver Efex Pro 2 (it's a free download as part of the Nik collection).
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what's everyone's favorite method to convert to b&w?
I mostly use Lightroom as well. I have a number of presets that I've created from studying the "film" presets in Nik Silver Efex to simulate range of B&W films inc Pan F, APX Pro, Ilford Delta, Kodak Tmax (probably my favourite for street photography) FP4, Plus X, HP5, Tri X plus a few of my own cooking which I call Landscape, Portrait & Portrait Contrasty

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I sometimes convert to JPG and use Silver Effects Pro (it's a free download as part of the Nik collection).
I still use Silver Efex (usually from Photoshop) but I think you can go straight from RAW without having to create a jpg - you certainly can from Lightroom & it returns a tiff file
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nik is a great plugin for photoshop. i like their color efex filters, haven't used silver efex much because i convert my photos to b&w in lightroom.
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that pretty much covers it.
what's everyone's favorite method to convert to b&w?
i use lightroom. instead of hitting the b&w button i move the saturation slider all the way down to 0. then i can adjust the white balance and tint sliders to get different tones.
I found this convincing.
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I tend to hit the B&W button in Lightroom and use the sliders. Sometimes use the B&W gradient in Elements.
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I tend to hit the B&W button in Lightroom and use the sliders. Sometimes use the B&W gradient in Elements.
Thanks for your suggestion
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My editor of choice is DXO Labs, it is vastly improved since it became Lab and gives good mono as well as colour images.
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