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04-12-2010, 02:23 PM   #1
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I wanna take it back (Black and White)

Is it better to set the images black and white on camera? or do it PP?

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QuoteOriginally posted by NecroticSoldier Quote
Is it better to set the images black and white on camera? or do it PP?
PP. You have far more control over it there than in the camera. Best further to do it with the RAW files.

Of course, and I'm going to get flamed for this, nothing beats film when it comes to Black and White.

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PP. You have far more control over it there than in the camera. Best further to do it with the RAW files.

Of course, and I'm going to get flamed for this, nothing beats film when it comes to Black and White.

Haha, yeah, but film is also more expensive! Thanks, this was sorta a checking to see if my guess was correct... Now...to figure out how to get it to look like actual black and white photos without film.
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What do you want to take back (I don't understand your title)?

Post Processing is the best way to do black and white because you have much more control over it than when you do it with the camera which doesn't have as good of a processing unit in it.

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What do you want to take back (I don't understand your title)?

Post Processing is the best way to do black and white because you have much more control over it than when you do it with the camera which doesn't have as good of a processing unit in it.
LOLLL just trying trying to think of an original title... haha, I mean take it back to the good old days of black and white ;D. Oh, yeah. Would like... PP have like some sorta of add-on for specific black and whites?
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Haha, yeah, but film is also more expensive! Thanks, this was sorta a checking to see if my guess was correct... Now...to figure out how to get it to look like actual black and white photos without film.

Have you learned the Gimp yet? Doing B&W in digital is a matter of desaturating (not changing to gray scale) and then manipulating your highlights and shadows to get your preferred outcome. Doesn't look like a photo but some pretty cool illustration type stuff can be done too.



A B&W conversion..



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What were you thinking with that frame?

Wow. Just wow.

The title is original enough, would just help us if we knew what you were talking about. :-P
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What were you thinking with that frame?

Wow. Just wow.

The title is original enough, would just help us if we knew what you were talking about. :-P
Uhh... what frame...?

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The one in Jeff's post. I was just making fun though.
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The one in Jeff's post. I was just making fun though.
OH! Now I get it, HAHA!
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Uhh... what frame...?
I think he's talking about the frame around my second photo.. Looks a lot better in the full sized version. His opinion would matter to me if he weren't just posting to try and win a contest with his 100+ one liner me too posts per day.

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Definitely shoot in colour unless you want quick feedback about the tonal range on the real LCD. Depending on your shooting pace (from the hip or contemplative) you can perhaps frame and comp in B&W, then switch to colour to take the shot. On the computer you will then have far more latitude in how you convert to mono. I use many different methods myself.
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QuoteOriginally posted by JeffJS Quote

A B&W conversion..



This is really cool shot, I would get this one printed big and hang it on my wall!
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Also, I would use PP to do the black and white conversion. You have alot more control over shadows and highlights in the image. For me I shoot in RAW so I have to use PP to convert my images.
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I think he's talking about the frame around my second photo.. Looks a lot better in the full sized version. His opinion would matter to me if he weren't just posting to try and win a contest with his 100+ one liner me too posts per day.

I know I'll never win this contest... I tried... but no ideas came up this week... I had not even one question what so ever. Didn't want to bust my brain. I really want the 17-70 though ;P. Would be nice, but not needed.
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