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Classic way of conveying images using black, white and shades of gray, thereby emphasizing shapes and shadows.

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What cloth patterns and colours should be preferred for clothes while shooting portraits in black and white?

How do different colours and cloth design patterns affect black and white photographs? Which patterns and colours should be preferred for clothes while shooting in black and white?
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Silver Efex Pro competitors

I have been trying Silver Efex Pro the last two weeks with absolutely amazing results. But before I commit my $$$ I would like to know if there is any other similar software out there that can do the ...
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How do I improve the contrast of trees in a black and white photograph?

I have this picture I took, and I've never really done black and white photography before but I thought with the rocks and the clouds in the sky, it might look nice in black and white. I'm happy with ...
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A3, A3+ printer for black and white photography for photographer (self-entrepreneur) [closed]

I am looking for a reasonable (price/quality) model of ink-printer for b/w (preferable) and color photography for about 5-10 prints per month. I don't like printing via public printing services, ...
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What ISO do I shoot Ilford Delta 3200 in?

I need to make pictures in crummy lighting conditions (inside a convention center) without much ability for external light apart from my camera flash. I ordered some Ilford Delta 3200 Black & ...
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Film question: is Arista EDU Ultra 400 still “like” Tri-X 400?

Film cheapskates know that Arista EDU Ultra 400 was a bargain version of Kodak Tri-X 400, at least in 35mm. I'ver heard it's no longer that. Does anyone know what it is now, or at what speed it should ...
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How do I create a nighttime B&W image but have the subject illuminated by light in full color?

I am trying to do something difficult. I am trying to create a nighttime black and white image, of a man walking down a road. I need the road and scenery to be B&W, but the man illuminated by a ...
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Should I go digital or analog for B/W on a budget?

I would like to try out photography in Black and White, specifically because it just has an awesome contrast and makes the motive "pop" in a certain way that color just detracts from (or maybe I have ...
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Is there a better DNG workflow for monochromatic-lit scenes to produce B&W images with more detail?

I am going to take a few photos of hardware for documentary purposes; unfortunately the only light available is monochromatic (think of low pressure sodium-vapor lamp). This is not really a big ...
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What process was used to make this glass plate?

I have an old glass positive photo from about 1850. Does anyone know what process was used? Heliotipy? Puharotipy? I'm think that the author of the image is Puhar I have an appointment with the ...
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Where can I find B&W film for an Imperial Satellite 127 camera?

Recently I was given an Imperial Satellite 127 camera as a wedding/moving away gift. I was pretty excited about it since older cameras have always interested me, but I've not ever owned one. Also, I ...
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Same Lightroom Catalog changes colour tone on different machines?

I've got a Mac Pro which has historically been my only editing machine. I now have a second editor so I need to be able to edit the pics on a second mac too, a Mac mini. I know you cannot work on ...
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How to eliminate the the light edge after turning part of the picture into black&white? (Selective-color)

I tried to use the selective-color technique in the following photo. I added a black&white filter layer with the girl masked. However the right margin of the girl's hand turned out to be white, ...
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How to stop images coming out in black and white in any manual or semi manual modes on my Nikon DSLR?

I have a Nikon D3100, and whatever exposure levels I try all the images come out in black and white if I'm using manual or any other mode except for the auto modes. What could be causing this?
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Ilford Rapid Fixer color

I'm very unfamiliar about color chemistry at all. I use different films and developers for my needs in B&W. There is only one constant is my workflow. I always use: Ilford Ilfostop Indicator ...
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Nice cameras for B/W photography?

Considering that most people cannot afford a Leica Monochrom, are there any other cameras that are better suited than average for Black and White photography? I mean, some sensor designs emphasize ...
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Can I capture only a particular colour with a Canon 650D? [duplicate]

I have a Canon DSLR 650D, and I want to know if there are any settings or features in the camera that will only catch/accept the predefined color. For example, I just want to capture only red color ...
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What do the effects of different coloured lens filters have on B&W photos? [duplicate]

Assumptions: 35mm SLR, 50mm "standard" lens, Ilford FP4 or similar film, capturing daylight scenes with normal colours. What effects do colour filters have on film photos captured on black & ...
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I'm experimenting with film and flash [duplicate]

ok i am taking a photos with a Pentax ZX-5 camera with black and white 400 film and i just got a promaster FTD 5200 flash and i dont know when and where i should use it. and what shutter and aperture ...
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Emulating Film Black and White in Digital: From Pictures to Print

I want to have that "feel" of black and white film with my digital photos. Would the Lightroom filters be enough? I mean, if this is done with digital, can I make it so that somehow Adobe Lightroom ...
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What's the best way to shoot Black and White images on a 600D / Rebel T3i

I would like to shoot black and white images using my 600D / Rebel T3i. I would like the LCD to display a black and white image, but I would like to capture the image as a full-colour RAW file. Is ...
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Would a demosaic algorithm for black and white be useful?

Given that the main purpose of demosaicing is to recover colour as accurately as possible, would there be any advantage to a "black and white only" demosaic algorithm? That is, instead of first ...
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How do I remove halos around a replaced sky in a black and white photo?

I am looking for a bit of advice from some Photoshop experts out there. I have a photo in which I have replaced the original dull sky (method explained below) with a sky that is a deeper blue and has ...
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Is it better to take Black and White photos during daylight hours or evening?

Is it better to take photos for intended black and white images during the daylight hours or in the evening? I really like landscapes that have a good contrast when it comes to the clouds and skyline ...
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Are there any consumer digital cameras with grayscale sensors?

Are there any consumer grade (i.e. not ridiculously expensive scientific equipment) digital cameras that use "grayscale" sensors instead of the prolific RGGB bayer filter? I figure that you'd get an ...
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How to get blue light effect?

How can I get an effect like the blue in this image?
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Is a low-resolution scan of B&W negatives expected from a drugstore?

Shoot a roll of ilford color process B&W. Take to Walgreens. Receive CD (and negatives). Import to Aperture, crop a bit, and ask for an 8x10. Get a warning that there's not enough pixels to make a ...
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Removing unwanted color from B&W image (aperture)

I've been shooting ilford color-process b&w film. The local photo processor's equipment has a glitch; sometimes the resulting negatives are slightly colorful. In the current roll, there's a ...
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What zone does lith film cutoff occur in?

With lith film, exposure accuracy is said to be of great concern - basically, it's a matter of black and white. But when metering, what zone does the cutoff between black and white happen in - is it ...
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A photo showing the point of view of a celebrity going down from an airstair and facing a crowd of photographers [closed]

I saw a photo and I am looking for its author, he/she was not credited in the book I saw. I do not know whether the photo is famous. The photo is black and white. It is taken from the point of view ...
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How do I get the high contrast sharpness seen in this B&W portrait?

I would like some help on achieving this image on my D7000: the only lenses I have with me are: 50mm f/1.2, 80-200 AF f/2.8 and the 18-105 kit lens I tried B&W with the built-in B&W ...
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How to shoot B&W images in SONY Cyber Shot DSC-H70?

What's the best way to take black and white images with a Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H70
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Why are Curiosity Mars rover photos black and white with huge white border?

Bellow is the first actual-size photo of Mars taken from the NASA's rover "Curiosity". On the NASA's website you can see other images. Despite the fact that the planet's photos are fascinating, they ...
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How to do selective-color in Photoshop?

How to make the single color in a photography to be color and other parts changed to B&W?. Don't know exactly the name of the effect, to be more clear in the following photo I want the green part ...
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How can I remove pen marks on a photograph?

I've been given a number of old B&W photos to scan and restore. Many date from the 30's to the 60's although some may be older still. A number of them have been drawn on in biro(ballpoint pen). ...
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What is the significance of the word “Color” in the names of some older lenses?

This seems closely related to How does a lens affect the saturation of a picture?. Some older lenses I've seen contain the word "Color" in the name, such as Color-Yashinon and Color-Skopar (the ...
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Clicking Monochrome vs Converting to MonoChrome [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's the difference between using black and white mode in-camera, and converting in post? I'm not a professional photographer but I have an interest. I find myself ...
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How can I visualise in monochrome via an optical viewfinder?

Many years ago I had a glass filter I could look through to get an idea of what a scene might look like on black and white film. I think it was blue coloured, long gone I'm afraid. Does anyone have ...
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What advantages does a pure black and white camera have over colour cameras?

Now that Leica has released a pure black and white camera, the Leica M-Monochrome, I started to think about the advantages a pure black and white camera has compared to a colour camera. I guess you ...
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How can I do split-toning black & white in SilverEfex Pro?

Using Nik Software Silver Efex Pro 2 and Lighroom 4 How do I tone different areas of photo in beige, dark, lighter shades of grey and black and mustard shades.
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How was this black and white photograph of a calm ocean done?

How can I create photographs with the characteristics of this image?
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Why do many photographers present street photography in B&W?

This is more of a general observation and an attempt to analyse it. Most of the street photographs I have come across have been presented (either shot in or post processed) in B&W. Are there ...
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What is a reasonable amount to pay for 120 b&w processing?

My preferred local lab charges $20 to process a roll of black & white 120 film and print a contact sheet. This feels high. Is this price reasonable given the base expenses plus the time and ...
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How to proceed after having developed the negatives?

There are a lot of excellent questions (and answers!) about the process of developing (BW) film at home. I would like to try my hand at it, too. But it's not exactly clear how to proceed after ...
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What is the difference between using colored filters and converting color photos to black and white programmatically?

Does it make sense to use filters for black and white photography, as opposed to using software to convert photos? As I understand it, photos that have been made in a natural way (using filters) are ...
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What are the uses of yellow, green, red, blue filters in black and white photography?

Could someone explain the difference in using colored filters for black and white photos? What is the best practice using these filters for portraits, landscapes, macro? For different types of ...
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How was non-uniform yellowish cast created on BW photos of Charles Lucima?

I don't know if it's allowed to ask this type of questions here. If not please let me know. How was created following non-uniform yelowish cast on BW photo (author is Charles LUCIMA) ? Image here - ...
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Why does blue sky gets rendered as black in black and white film photos?

I recently started using a film camera along with my digital camera. I took a picture with both the cameras. This one is from digital camera: Left is the photo without editing and right after ...
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Why would a photo that is black and white print in color?

I'm using Lightroom 2 and have an Epson Artisan 730. I'm trying to print this one photo, but the weird part is that I've made it black and white in Lightroom, but when I print it, it comes out with ...
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What kind of process is this old photo in glass?

I have 2 old (circa 1800?) black and white photos sizes 9x11 inches in glass. It's a picture of a little girl in a flower field and another of a woman outside the home, sitting on a chair with her ...