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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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Fiber paper curved on arrival?

I recently bought my first box of Ilford Fiber B&W 8x10 paper. Even though the box is straight and undamaged, the entire ream of paper is curved. This seems like it will make it hard to ensure ...
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Angles For Portraits [closed]

I am a freelance photographer. I know the key rule is to focus on the eyes for a good Portrait Photograph. But there are various ways/angles from which a subject is shot my personal favorite is top ...
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Does black and white film have any advantage over black and white effects in digital?

I understand that digital sensors use an RGGB layout for pixels, where 50% of the pixels are green, 25% blue, and 25% red. This means that any particular pixel is sensitive to only one particular ...
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How to create a gray/black color background in a photograph

These are two examples of photographs with black background. My question is how can I set the background like that? Was it through post-processing or on shoot? by Saul Leiter And this by Hélène ...
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How was this Penelope Cruz photo by Peter Lindbergh lit?

(published in this CNN article). The catch light seems to show us a big window with people standing in front of it. But wouldn't window light produce a more flat lighting? There is a clearly visible ...
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Recreating Kate Moss, Life Is A Joke. What lens and lighting? [duplicate]

I want to recreate this Kate Moss, Life Is A Joke image with a friend (and later photoshop in a moustache). I'm unfamiliar with beauty/studio photography. The hair and make up I can wing. Am I right ...
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What resolution can I reach with a B/W paper negative?

I would like to expose some B/W chemical photopaper directly in a large format camera to obtain paper negatives. What is the maximum effective resolution I could obtain on said paper? assuming a ...
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has the signage above this shop been changed ( photoshopped , etc?)

in this pic it says post and telegraph office , but if you look above , and to the left and right of it and below , it looks like there was something there , but has been brushed over / changed in ...
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Film Camera White Balance in Studio

I found this thread but still have questions: What is the white balance of film? I am going to use Film in studio with Strobes. The films I am experimenting with are: Fuji FP-100C (Peel-apart ...
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How to get these rich skin tones in black and white

I saw a poster advertising a photography exhibition while I was vacationing in Denmark. I snapped a picture of it, because I liked the skin tones of the subjects: How could one get such a skin tone ...
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Can I develop my b&w film a year after shooting it?

I am a US citizen spending about a year in Germany and I've been shooting black and white film (ilford delta 400). I'm nervous about my film being in someone else's hands so I would prefer to develop ...
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How Does This Style Photo Can be taken? [closed]

I wonder if anybody can explain to me how does this photo has taken and what is the name of this style photographing. Thanks in Advance UPDATE : Please help me DSLR setting , too. I have Canon EOS ...
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How did first B&W enlargers work?

I made some researches online to try to understand how the first enlargers worked. I think that first enelargers started being used in the 1880s, considering kodak produced its first camera in 1888. ...
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What colour scheme for model aircraft should I use to give a realistic black and white film photo?

I very much doubt I'm the only person here who has wanted to do this, and I'm hoping that some advice can be sought before I start on this project. I have been a big fan of model building since I was ...
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What can I do to restore an old black and white photograph with many white spots when I scan the print?

and the part I'm interested in: Unfortunately, this is roughly 45 years old, no negatives.
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Calculating snow exposure with a spot meter

I've been using a Sekonic light meter in spot mode for over a year now with the zone system, and I have consistent issues with snow. Despite putting the snow on zone 8, that area of the negative ends ...
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How do I white balance for B&W with Lee filters?

I am a B&W newbie....I'm using an X-T2 and the Lee 100mm polyester filter B&W set; I'm shooting in RAW. Let's assume I am using the green filter. Shooting: Do I do a custom WB before the ...
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Saving layers in Photoshop CC 2017

I took a digital picture of some gym equipment. What I want to do is capture a specific area of the photo and (1) enlarge it by +200% (2) convert it to "black-and-white" (3) save it in a jpeg format ...
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Is the B&W setting on cameras like the PEN-F no different than using Photoshop? [duplicate]

The Olympus PEN-F has a "Black and White" dial setting. Is this just a gimmick, or will it give images that are not possible using color settings? In other words, obviously a color image can be ...
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How can I avoid a yellowish hue in my darkroom print highlights?

Using Ilford Multigrade Developer on Ilford MG RC Glossy paper, my prints have a yellowish hue in the highlights. I'm very new to darkroom printing, but I was expecting a greyer/whiter color in the ...
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Settings for potrait picture with white background

I am newbie trying to get a good picture of my friends(contrasting skin color) with snow covered mountain in the background. I tried using aperature priority mode with f value f/11 and 1/100 sec, 28 ...
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How to decide whether a portrait should be in color or black and white?

How to decide whether a portrait should be in color or black and white? I'm particularly concerned with "headshot" style portraits, showing primarily the subject's face. On what basis should it be ...
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How to make an image black and white but leave certain parts in colour in photoshop? [duplicate]

I have taken some pictures over the weekend and think they will look good if the image was in black and white but the main subject was left in colour. I have Photoshop. Can anyone tell me how to do ...
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What to do with old photo paper

I am doing some spring cleaning and have discovered (well I sort of knew they were there) at the back of a cupboard the following un-exposed B&W white papers: Ilford 5x7 Pearl Multigrade IV RC ...
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Developing negatives in a car? (B&W)

I plan on taking longer camping road trips with my 4x5 camera. I'd like to be able to develop the negatives while I'm traveling. I will not be staying in any buildings, just sleeping in a tent. I'll ...
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Which color filter do I use for a black & white portrait?

I know color filters "block out" colors opposite to the color of the filter, and when used in black & white photography, can brighten or darken the object depending on its color and the color of ...
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B&W Negative Tray Developing: Uneven Development

Shooting on an old Graphlex Speed Graphic 4x5 using tray development I am having consistent problems with uneven development, noticeable especially in the skies. Update: I get perfectly even ...
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Graphlex 4x5 Lens Hood and Filters - How Do They Mount?

Ebay has many listings for Graphlex Lens Hoods, but they seem to be screw-ons. One of my lenses has threads that would work for this, but the old standard Kodak Ektar 127mm f/4.7 lens has no threads. ...
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On B&W film dev charts, what do different ISOs mean?

For example, for Ilford Delta 100 I see listed development times for 50, 100 and 200, such as in this chart. Are they referring to over and under developing times for the film? i.e. to develop ...
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Can I apply colour tone curves before black and white processing in Lightroom?

I realise the answer to this is probably "no", but it seems worth asking. Is there a way to affect the order in which the various processing steps are applied in Lightroom? And specifically, is there ...
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Which file format is recommended for black and white photographs?

In which file format should I shoot black and white photographs? Everything I found on the internet was about black and white image scans and general image file formats.
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Shooting black and white on a color film

I am thinking at the moment of the possibility to take a black and white picture with a color film. I know that one can develop a color film as a black and white film (with varying results), and also ...
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What's the effect called when only certain subjects are in colour while the rest is black & white? [duplicate]

what is the technical term for such pictures? Those with the special characteristics black&white, with a single color?
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Can I set the display on Canon G9X to monochrome when shooting raw?

My old G9 (no X, from 2007 or so) can do this but I remember Canon removing the feature on the G10 and probably from subsequent models. I guess the reasoning was that raw is always in colour anyway. ...
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Lightroom B&W Mix: how to see where the original colors are?

I have converted a color image into B&W using Lightroom. I need to adjust the amount of color used for this conversion. Is it possible to visualize the areas of the image concerned by each slider ...
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What should I focus on when converting photos to black and white?

When I look at the black and white photographs from professional photographers, I notice that they have a special look. Not a specific style—obviously each photographer has her own style—but a look ...
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Is there a black and white physical filter?

I am wondering if there is a physical filter that would allow a camera to make black and white pictures without using any software effect/filtering?
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What could cause these tonal artifacts on each frame of this panorama?

I recently used Microsoft Image Composite Editor to stitch this panorama together from scanned negatives. The film I used was Ilford Delta 100, and the camera is a Nikon FM with a 50mm lens. Each of ...
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Are color and b&w fixer the same?

Can I use color fixer for b&w film or vice versa?
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Developing pinhole camera photos - pictures turn cloudy

I recently made my first pinhole camera and started taking photos with it. It's a Illy coffe can camera with a 0.35 mm pinhole aperture. I am using an old pack of Ilfobrom FB IB2 photo paper. It's 17....
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Why is analog black&white film slightly violet?

I'm doing my Bachelor's degree from photography. I noticed that my developed film Ilford HP5+ is not just black&white but it is slightly violet (as you can see on the left picture). Does it have ...
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Best practices for scanning chromogenic black-and-white film?

Lately, I have been experimenting with chromogenic black-and-white film. However, I have had some trouble scanning the negatives. With colour film, scanning seems to work fine with the standard ...
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in Lightroom, how to search only B&W photos?

I've got a Lightroom library containing only raw files. Some of them are b&w tiff scans or b&w dng files (that I converted from tiff). Now simple task: Search my library for just b&w (...
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Strange sharpening effect in B/W negative scan

I am scanning several rolls of B/W film and have noticed that a small number of shots have some sort of strange sharpening/edge detection behaviour which looks awful. The example below is from Ilford ...
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How to achieve the super high contrast look of Thierry Le Gouès' Soul Album?

I'm curious to know how to achieve the high contrast look of Thierry Le Gouès' Soul album (please note: images are NSFW). I know this is probably done in post but I would like to know if there is a ...
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How do I develop a 400 ASA B&W film that was exposed at 200 ASA?

I've accidentally exposed two 400 ASA B&W films at 200 ASA. One I developed like a 400 and the negative has come out very under exposed. Any advice on how I can salvage the other one? Thanks
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Is Ilford's XP2 Super film long-lasting enough for archival purposes?

The question is : is Ilford's "XP2 Super" a long-lasting enough black & white film for archival purposes? I ask this because from what I have read, it is more of a "color" film without color, ...
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How has the dynamic range of black & white prints changed in the last 70 years?

I've recently been studying black and white photographs to learn how to understand the qualities found in the kinds of photos by Weston, Bullock etc. I've been making a point of looking at prints in ...
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Lightroom-style Black & White Conversion in Photoshop

Until recently I did almost all my processing in Lightroom, but a combination of its increasingly poor performance and lack of tooling (luminance masks for example), has lead me back to giving ...
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How to get this particular black and white look? [closed]

I would like to know how to get this particular effect in photoshop.