Does Anyone Take Black & White Photo's?
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    Default Does Anyone Take Black & White Photo's?

    LOL, I just discovered the other day that I could take black and white photo's with my digital camera. Was just wondering if anyone here takes black and whites. I'm gonna take some Christmas pics and use them for scrapbooking.

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    I take black and white. I haven't done it with my digital yet, but I have used black and white film in my 35mm. When using black and white it is best to keep the pictures simple. Not have a lot of background stuff. They look better that way.

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    Thanks for the tip.

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    I tend to shoot everything in color and then process to b/w or sepia in photoshop.

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    i do the same as canon girl cause the reverse isnt possible, i take everything colour and edit in software...to black and white and crop and such.....

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    I do the same, I also try to do the classic poses in black and white, the naked newborn being held, baby on a quilt, wedding pics, etc. I think thee come out great.

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    My best friend takes all her photos in black and white on her digital camera too. She loves them.

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    Pretty much any photo place you go to these days will print your color digital photos in BW if you ask, you dont even have to edit them. I do recommend hand editing important photos though because when you print a photo in BW it is almost always best to increase the contrast a decent amount.

    Always take the picture in color though, unless you really need to see it in black and white right then and there to make decisions about how you may want to shoot it differently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emily_hope View Post
    When using black and white it is best to keep the pictures simple. Not have a lot of background stuff. They look better that way.
    Agreed! Black and white really sets a mood more than a scene, to me, and too much clutter causes the eye to scramble for detail. Also, something of higher contrast is more striking in black and white. If you shoot digital in color, try converting some that have strong shapes and irrelevant color to b&w, you might find the picture improves!

    Some of my black & whites: http://www.flickr.com/photos/acidcoo...7594192423072/

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    I take in colour and convert if I want it converted. I really like the look of Black and White with a bit saturated so light red hats in a Christmas photo.

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    I've used both b&w and sepia. I tend to like sepia as it gives pics that antique look. Good luck!

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