The "I Can't Believe We Don't Have a B&W Thread" Thread

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The "I Can't Believe We Don't Have a B&W Thread" Thread

Post by DayTripper » Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:58 pm

Just looked through all the topics in here and didn't see any devoted to black & white. Either I'm missing it, or someone has been slacking off.

I'm also curious if anyone wants to share their B&W conversion techniques. I'm convinced that the best B&W shots are more than just desaturated. I don't think I've found the best method yet, but I've been playing around with several. So far the one I like the best is to desaturate, then bump the brightness down a tad (usually -10 or so) and the contrast up 10 or so.

I guess I'll start things off

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Post by Sakonnet » Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:43 pm

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Post by Randall Dee » Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:58 pm

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Post by SLSS » Thu Aug 26, 2010 9:09 pm

[report]I take a similar approach, DT, but use the slide and don't keep track of the numbers, as I think each image is a bit different. I also lean towards sepia tritones, as I like the warmer feel.

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Re: The "I Can't Believe We Don't Have a B&W Thread" Thread

Post by Barhopr » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:02 pm

I'll play

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Re: The "I Can't Believe We Don't Have a B&W Thread" Thread

Post by Heero » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:16 pm

Are shooting B&W or are desaturating in PS?

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Post by ditchdoc » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:42 pm

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Post by upshitscreek » Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:06 pm

hmmmm.... good idea on the thread.

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Post by G_Smolt » Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:04 pm

Greyscale in GIMP, cheapo PS camera

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Post by foureyedgeek » Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:42 am

usc, the middle pic with the doggage is choice!
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Post by Barhopr » Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:34 am

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makes you wonder what happened to the folks that used to sit in those chairs and the stories that were told. Nice shot
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Post by ditchdoc » Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:22 pm

I took that shot over twenty years ago. Always liked the way it turned out. Has a rather melancholy feel to it. Thanks.

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REALLY like the tree and water shot. Another moody (in a good way) photo.
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