Black & white

For as long as there has been photography, there has been black and white, and a good black-and-white photograph has a mystical quality. The timeless black-and-white image is still with us in the digital age, although there is no need to retreat to a darkroom to produce your monochrome images. Most digital cameras have a black-and-white mode built in, but this should be avoided: as you will see, the best results are achieved by converting color images into black and white using your image-editing program. For this tutorial—and those that follow—I will be using photoshop for the post-processing work, although ...

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