Black and white photo tip #8 📷🎱learn to understand the role of color 🌈 in black and white photography. When a color photo is converted to black and white, the color tones are mapped to their equivalent tones in gray 🔘, from deep black to bright white with many shades of gray in between. Let’s take the example of a photo that has a lot of color contrast, with a lot of midtone greens 💚 and reds ❤️ (think of green leaves with red berries 🍒). Converted to tones of gray, the greens and reds might be very similar (🏴🏴)and thus lose the contrast the same scene had in color.

Let’s say the scene has light reds/pinks and deep greens (like the color version of the photo above). This scene, when converted to black and white, would have more tonal contrast than the example above because the light reds/pinks would render as lighter grays 🏳and the deep greens would render as darker grays🏴. This basic concept is important to learn for two primary reasons. First, learning to see colors as their tonal equivalent can help identify scenes with natural tonal contrast while in the field. This helps create opportunities for black and white photography. Second, colors can be adjusted in processing software to add or reduce tonal contrast in a scene. For example, using the black and white mix adjustment panel in Lightroom or the black and white adjustment layer in Photoshop, a photographer can brighten or darken individual colors within a scene. These changes can increase or decrease contrast within a photo. Although it seems unintuitive, adjusting colors can bean essential step in a black and white photo processing workflow.

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  • sarahmarinophotoBlack and white photo tip #8 📷🎱learn to understand the role of color 🌈 in black and white photography. When a color photo is converted to black and white, the color tones are mapped to their equivalent tones in gray 🔘, from deep black to bright white with many shades of gray in between. Let’s take the example of a photo that has a lot of color contrast, with a lot of midtone greens 💚 and reds ❤️ (think of green leaves with red berries 🍒). Converted to tones of gray, the greens and reds might be very similar (🏴🏴)and thus lose the contrast the same scene had in color.

    Let’s say the scene has light reds/pinks and deep greens (like the color version of the photo above). This scene, when converted to black and white, would have more tonal contrast than the example above because the light reds/pinks would render as lighter grays 🏳and the deep greens would render as darker grays🏴. This basic concept is important to learn for two primary reasons. First, learning to see colors as their tonal equivalent can help identify scenes with natural tonal contrast while in the field. This helps create opportunities for black and white photography. Second, colors can be adjusted in processing software to add or reduce tonal contrast in a scene. For example, using the black and white mix adjustment panel in Lightroom or the black and white adjustment layer in Photoshop, a photographer can brighten or darken individual colors within a scene. These changes can increase or decrease contrast within a photo. Although it seems unintuitive, adjusting colors can bean essential step in a black and white photo processing workflow.

    #naturephotography #blackandwhite #bnw_life#ig_shotz_bw #top_bnw #bnw_captures #bnw_drama #world_bnw #bnw_planet#igworldclub_bnw #succulent #plant
  • jaymarksphotography@sarahmarinophoto Excellent tips Sarah
  • roncphotoThe photo is fantastic but that emoji use is off the charts 📝‼️
  • dennisoswaldLove it! So much to discover here
  • sapnareddyBeautiful patterns Sarah 😊
  • jefftannerphotoGreat shot and fantastic tips! 👍Thanks @sarahmarinophoto
  • zachwillsphotographyBeautiful, Sarah. And I love the Denver Botanic Gardens. Normally, I focus on macro or close crops. You've inspired me to go in search of black and white images.
  • dpoephotoGreat info, great photo. One of my many favorites of yours. Thanks Sarah for sharing
  • teidemikeThis is really beautiful, Sarah. It really jumped out of my screen. Great useful info and your emoji game is getting stronger by the day 😜
  • lijahhanleyLoving this!
  • cameronmillerphotoWow, this image is like pinball for my eyes (and I mean that in a good way).
  • brendapetrellaReally well done! Great texture.
  • max.vuongRon and your B/W stuff is inspiring. Love em
  • photoracer10@sarahmarinophoto Perfect example! 😎👍
  • dmitriybpLove this 🌟
  • russbishopphotoBeautiful texture and tonality in this, Sarah.
  • joel_lauterbachGreat contrast and textures! Shooting b&w film really helped me.
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