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Discussion in 'The Black & White Gallery' started by EasternSierra, Mar 1, 2009.

  1. EasternSierra

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    Went out and played around for the first time with the monotone feature of my camera. I had a really good time! It's really cool having this feature and being able to shoot in B&W or color from picture to picture. I'm gonna have to use this more often...

    Anyhow...Your tips and input are ALWAYS appreciated!

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    I was using a Zuiko 40-150mm zoom on an E-520.
     
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    I like the pictures but i think they could benefit with some more contrast, using photoshop you can just boost the contrast a little, to me they just seem like they are all sort of the same middle gray tone throughout the photo. I like the last shot though, it makes me want to go to the mountains
     
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    I agree with the contrast comment. You know that most post processing programs (i.e. Photoshop) have a feature to convert from color to B&W. By using that feature and converting in post, you'll have both a color and a B&W.

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    Yeah when i was looking for a dslr a posted a question regarding the camera i wanted didnt have a black and white function built in, but everyone says you should always shoot color then convert. You'll have more control over your photo that way
     
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    Like any other art form...there is no "you should always...". I prefer to shoot in monotone, because you can also get degraded image quality during greyscale conversions.

    If I *must* have a color copy...I switch my camera to capture in RAW, and set it to record both color AND monotone. It's just a couple pushes of a button. It takes a TON of room on the memory card...but gives me both monotone and color in RAW format...

    Thanks for the contrast advice, though! I do appreciate it...
     
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    I shoot a ton of B&W and haven't noticed any degradation from converting in post. (Then again I haven't looked for it and tested for it.)

    But, (the big but), one reason for shooting in RAW is that processing power of a computer is superior to the processing power of the camera. Using that thinking I'd still think that B&W conversion in post is the way to go.

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