5 Simple Tips That will Change your Black And White Photos
Duration: 20m | Video: AVC (.mp4) 960x540 15fps | Audio: AAC 48KHz 2ch | 125 MB
Genre: eLearning | Level: Intermediate | Language: English
In this behind-the-scenes episode, follow me through Griffith Park in Los Angeles, where I try different compositions to create an amazing, dramatic black and white photo.
I will show you how I shot the photos, which one I select to be retouched and how I retouch it to make it into a dramatic black and white photo.
Here are my tips:
1. Shooting: How I select my Foreground, Middle Ground and Background Elements (I show you 3 examples in the video)
2. Shooting: Since I am on the move for this shoot, I am shooting by hand with no tripod, I am bracketing my photos so I set my camera to 1/250th second for the Normal exposure to ensure I do not get a blurry shot.
3. Shooting: When to switch to Black and White and why I sometimes use it over HDR.
4. Shooting: How to select your best shots and why I select them - composition is key.
5. Retouching: Starting with a low contrast is very important with Black and White retouching, do all of your local work before adjusting to a sharp contrast.