View Full Version : B&W how to???
08-13-2008, 07:45 AM
When shooting B&W,is this limited to film cameras w/B&W film or can it be done with a digital memory card via filters or maybe mirrors:D.I really don't know.
08-13-2008, 08:16 AM
There should be an option in you cameras menu to shoot in B&W. However I have read that you should shoot in colour then use software (eg Photoshop) to change it to B&W. I have very little experience in shooting B&W, this is only what I have read. I'm sure someone will be along soon with the answer...
08-13-2008, 12:38 PM
It can be done digitally either as you shoot (depending on the camera), or afterwards in post process. Yes, they do say to desaturate later rather than before because you can ge better results by doing it later.
08-13-2008, 03:57 PM
Plus, if you take in B&W, that's what you have. You can't turn that into color. But you can always turn a color into B&W.
Now that you have your 40D, are you getting any time to shoot Dick? Might be time to start adding some of your shots to your PP gallery so we can see some of your photos.
08-13-2008, 07:25 PM
Hi Dick, I posted a link to one of Peters (admin) tips. It is on shooting black & white with a digital camera. As previously stated, it is better to shoot in color and then change post processing.
Good Luck With The Class
08-13-2008, 08:02 PM
Thanks for all the info ,,,,no I haven't started shooting anything yet I am still waiting for the memory cards due in friday and then i'd like to watch the DVD instructional video I ordered and then need to catch up on the school homework for lessons 3 and 4 plus I'm working 8 hours a day and trying to watch the Olympics at night,sure is tiring but i'll get there.
08-13-2008, 09:07 PM
Yep, fair enough. Life is very busy here to these days. When you have time though, maybe show us some of the past photos you're proud of. I like taking a little time here and there and visiting members gallerys and seeing whats there. It's actually a good learning tool just looking over photos.
08-31-2008, 01:50 AM
Sorry guys for being away, but I have returned to work at the hospital for a few shifts per week. Hence photography is taking a backseat right now. But think of the the new lenses I can buy soon :)))
I have trialled changing my Canon40d settings to B&W. I still find the B&W conversion in Photoshop CS3 the best of them all. Not sure what your thoughts are on this. I posted a conversion in next thread...Humble Garlic in the Kitchen.
09-01-2008, 05:30 AM
I never shoot B&W on the camera. I always use photoshop afterwards. It gives me more options for the photos, and I also think that it turns out better than the b&W off of the camera.
09-01-2008, 10:59 PM
I don't shoot B&W from camera either. I found its easier to convert in PP.
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