How you shoot Black and White

Shoot Black and white often… but shoot it in RAW. Why? How?

  1. Shoot in RAW
  2. Set your image style to B&W so the preview you see approximates what you will get.
  3. Then in Lightroom, you can change the weighing of the colours.

What do I mean by point three?

Made into B/W, that gets you:

But now you can play with “filters”. Like by turning down red:

Or by turning UP red and turning down the background slightly:

…and so on.

That is why you must shoot RAW: if you shoot JPG, the conversion is done in camera and you cannot change it.

B&W is a very powerful way to shoot. With RAW conversion, it becomes an amazing tool. Go try!




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