Download Black and White: From Snapshots to Great Shots by John Batdorff PDF

Download Black and White: From Snapshots to Great Shots by John Batdorff PDF

By John Batdorff

Now that you've obtained that tremendous new DSLR, you wish a booklet that is going past the digital camera handbook to seize gorgeous pictures. For electronic photographers attracted to black and white, this consultant may also help starting- and intermediate-level shooters triumph over the basics and take awesome shots.

Pro photographer John Batdorff begins with the fundamentals, together with composition, mild, distinction, publicity, and while to settle on black and white. He covers the entire key digicam gains (regardless of what kind of DSLR you could have) that impact your photo, together with the shutter speed's skill to freeze and bring movement, and the aperture's direct correlation with intensity of field.

Once you've captured these nice pictures, John takes you step-by-step during the colour conversion strategy to black and white in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom utilizing easy presets. He additionally covers the improvements and lines that may be extra utilizing Nik Silver Efex professional software–from presets to regulate issues utilizing U-Point Technology.

Follow together with your pleasant and a professional advisor and also you will:
Learn to determine in black and white by way of knowing distinction, texture, and lighting
Understand all of the most sensible tips and methods for purchasing nice black and white motion photographs, landscapes, and portraits
Create your individual electronic workflow by way of knowing the fundamentals of publish processing in Lightroom, then transcend the fundamentals with Nik Silver Efex Pro
Share your photos and research tips about printing and featuring your paintings online
And as soon as you've obtained the shot, convey it off! subscribe to the book's Flickr workforce, percentage your images, and talk about the way you use your digicam to get nice black and white pictures at flickr.com/groups/blackandwhite fromsnapshotstogreatshots.

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15 By using my monochrome setting I was quickly able to identify the poor contrast and save the shot by focusing in on a different part of the giraffe, where the contrast was greater. coMposition There are many rules to composition, so many, in fact, that entire books have been written on the subject. However, when it comes to black-and-white photography, I like to keep things simple and keep one rule in mind at all times: Less is more. In the coming pages we’re going to explore the building blocks of creating a great black-and-white image, and as we progress I want those words to be our mantra: Less is more.

Line B represents the tonal range of an image. with all of the midtones, or gray, in between. Consult your manual to determine how you can set up your camera to show you the histogram in your display. Also, when you’re processing images, get in the habit of paying attention to the histogram because it holds vital information about your image—we’ll learn more about that in the next section. it’s all about contrast There are a lot of things to consider when creating a black-and-white image, but contrast is near the top of the list, following light.

14 The giraffe’s form is much harder to see in black and white due to the poor contrast between the giraffe and its background. 15 By using my monochrome setting I was quickly able to identify the poor contrast and save the shot by focusing in on a different part of the giraffe, where the contrast was greater. coMposition There are many rules to composition, so many, in fact, that entire books have been written on the subject. However, when it comes to black-and-white photography, I like to keep things simple and keep one rule in mind at all times: Less is more.

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