Trying some B&W Landscape

Discussion in 'The Black & White Gallery' started by naiku, Feb 26, 2018.

  1. naiku

    naiku TPF Noob!

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    Decided to try and get some B&W shots over the weekend while out for a walk, any tips on improving them much appreciated. Using a Nikon D3200 and Tokina 11-16mm lens, ISO was 200 for both of these and I had an ND8 filter on.

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    Using the ND8 has made you lose all the contrast detail in your midvalues and it is these values that make or break an image. Your blacks are choked and you virtually have no usable variations in your grays.

    By adjusting for the midtone grays, you can open up the choked blacks and give contrast detail to your dead grays.

    As usual, the internet has played havoc with the translation so open it in LR or PS to see how it should look with a wider range of mid grays

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