Black and White

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  1. robotfood15

    robotfood15 TPF Noob!

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    I recently purchased a Canon XTI and I wanted to get your advice on how to shoot black and white pictures. Should I use the camera preset monochrome setting or should shoot in color and then convert it to black in white in post process? Are there any advantages or disadvantages to the 2 methods? Thanks.
     
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    transaxion TPF Noob!

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    i'm not very experienced with all this but from playing around with my camera I've had much better results shooting color and converting it than using the preset.
     
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    I'm sure others would disagree but I also prefer converting it because I like to compare the color and B&W versions on screen to decide which of them I like better. It just seems you have more options that way.
     
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    Agreed...plus I believe that this way you can adjust the B&W settings a little better. I never shoot in black & white with the camera.
     
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    (Ghastly) Krueger TPF Noob!

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    I think most will say it's better to shoot color and convert afterwards.
    Here is a tutorial (actually, several methods) on how to do it.
     
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    Shoot in color and use this neat free plug-in. It works better than any other I've tried at making your images pop in black and white.

    http://photocamel.com/forum/moderat...free-photoshop-plugin-photocamel-members.html
     
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    Funny, I was going to post this question tonight! So I decided to post one about aperture and iso instead. So, really, just turn it black and white later?? I figured there must be some picture quality or SOMETHING gained by shooting B & W.....hmmm
     

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