Hello everyone,I am new to this site. I am an on - off photographer, looking to get back into my hobby. I am looking for inspiration and ideas.... Don't mind any comments on any of my photo's as…Continue
"Thanks a lot, Alyson. I've been using Capture NX2 for my B&W conversions, as it allows you to choose which filter hue (i.e. which colour) to use as the predominant tone in the B&W image. It's also superb for editing in colour…"
"do you have any tips for taking Black and White photo's?? do you use any filters? or is there ones set in your camera?? This weekend coming am hoping to take my kid to the Fun Fair in Dundee, if it still there, so will probably try…"
"love all your pics, am really enjoying the black and whites, I am trying to do more black and white, haven't picked up the camera in a while so if you see any of mine please comment so that I can improve. Any help is welcome. :0)
Thanks a lot, Alyson. I've been using Capture NX2 for my B&W conversions, as it allows you to choose which filter hue (i.e. which colour) to use as the predominant tone in the B&W image. It's also superb for editing in colour - I use it for pretty much everything except adding text (I use Photoshop CS2 for that) and HDR (Photomatix).
One trick we used to do when I was a kid was get a red filter on the camera lens when shooting in 35mm B&W - it would produce greater contrast in the images. You won't be needing one if you use Capture NX2 though. Alternatively, if you have the latest Photoshop or Photoshop Elements 11, you might want to get hold of the entire Nik Software suite (now retailing for $150-US which is giving it away). That includes Silver Efex Pro - which is a dedicated B&W conversion programme.