DISCOVER THE SEVEN SECRETS OF BLACK AND WHITE
Seven skills to master monochrome
Find out the essential skills and tricks you need to master in order to start shooting stunning mono
Black and white is at the very heart of photography. it’s how photography first came into being, how the earliest photos were captured and remains for many the purest form of photography. But, perhaps because it’s always been there, it can be taken for granted and used incorrectly. Some photographers, perhaps without admitting it even to themselves, use black and white as a fall-back option, when the colour original disappoints them in some way. Many photographers, meanwhile, are rarely truly happy with their black and white conversions, but there is much you can do to get better results.
Over the next few pages, you will discover how to achieve far better results from black and white, as we distil what we consider to be the seven secrets behind stunning mono. From the correct approaches to pre-visualisation, through to how you process your images, this feature is intended to help you progress as a black and white photographer and take your work to the next level.
LeftTO THE LIGHT “A compilation of two images to create extra atmosphere, brought together in Photoshop, with shadow added to the figure in function of the incoming light. the figure was cut out with the Pen tool, a shadow made with a copy of the figure in question… then adjusted with the Blur tool to appear realistic”