Better Black & White: 6 Tips from Gary Fong

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  1. kundalini

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    Have you received your March issue of Rangefinder magazine? See what you're missing.

    Rangefinder - Better Black & White: 6 Tips from Gary Fong


    Of course, the actual magazine has a more contextual photo examples than the on-line article.


     
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    Cool, thanks!
     
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    No mention of shooting B+W film
     
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    Although Fong had an "illustrious 20-year career", I'm sure a majority of it was with film. However, I believe this particular article is geared towards the digital shooter.

    That reminds me.... I have half a roll of unexposed Ilford B&W in my Canon that's been sitting there for over a year. Cheers for the nudge. :biggrin:
     
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    There was only one real step there. Use the black white conversion instead of desaturation.
     
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    There was also a plug for his lightsphere in there too.
     
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    1. Use photo shop for B&W.
    2. Don't shoot in B&W.
    3. Make sure you use photo shop for B&W.
    4. Shooting in B&W is bad.
    5. Buy my flash tupperware.
     
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    Yup...upon seeing this thread...my first thought was 'What is Gary trying to sell now?" :roll:
     
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    The only scenario where shooting black and white directly in camera is acceptable is a) you don't care about the outcome, and b) you have a full array of colour filters to do tone control on the lens before your camera records the image and completely screws up about 90% of your tone controlling ability.
     

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