7 councils how to make are black - a white portrait of interestingWhy not to try to create are black - white photos during an era of digital cameras which are capable to take millions and millions of flowers precisely?
Is black - the white photo, apparently, was always a constant in the history, with color technology which only appeared in wide use between the first heliograph by Nisefor Nyepsa and halfway in the afternoon.
About it there are a lot of discussions on both sides, but for me and many others it is just an esthetics question. Good it is black - white treatment is a way of cleaning of unnecessary information from the image, helping you, to emphasize certain elements in the browser without being distracted by color.
Portraiture is a genre where it is black - white images can really shine. As well as any equipment, is reasons which you have to consider and which can help to be convinced that your images will have the greatest influence.
1 Begin with it is black - white in thoughts.
For many photographers, black and white it is more, than the creative choice at a stage a post - production; this thinking. If you can begin creation of an image, knowing that you intend to give it is black - white, you can take measures to guarantee that all elements of the good monochrome image on the place before pressing the button of descent of a lock. Such things as difference in tonalities, lighting contrast and the corresponding expressions of the subjects - all this elements which it is difficult if it is not impossible, to correct after shooting.
If you have difficulties with representation as the image can in look black - white color, try to mount the camera in monochrome settings. So far it is not recommended to be done on the final image until you remove in the RAW format, then all colors of your image will still be present at the file, and Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw will return the photo back to color as soon as it is imported. It will allow you to have an idea of how the image will work in is black - white, providing at the same time the greatest universality in a post - production.
2 Eyes are the most important, than something.
the Most important part of the majority of portraits are eyes. They, as a rule, are focus, and other part of your image is under construction around it. It especially truly in is black - a white photo. With restriction of color, it is black - the white image often refracts in graphic forms and shadows. Eyes is a form of what everyone distinguishes and they rivet immediate attention of your audience. Be convinced that eyes of object are well lit, and focus has crucial importance.
Special significance is attached to 3 Look.
As well as eyes, other features become more noticeable in is black - a white portrait. You can use it in your interests, transferring emotions in your images. Even tiny changes in a look of your subject can matter. Such things as, the raised eyebrow, twitching in a mouth corner, and mimic lines under eyes all this can be used for bigger effect.
There is an exercise which you can make in your portraiture to receive mix of excellent looks. Prepare the list of words or phrases and to ask them to react to how they feel in each of them. Words which you choose can just describe emotions such as: love, grief, pleasure, anger and melancholy. For more various expressions it is possible to try more abstract words, or amusing of them, such as: cheeseburger, policy, Teletubbies or Hulk. As a bonus, it sometimes works very well for a mood raising when you have a person who strains or is nervous during sitting on a chair.
4 Accounting of lighting.
When business reaches lighting is black - the white image, there are no tough rules. If you want high picture contrast from rigid gradation on tone, then choose more rigid light source. If you want soft tone and slender images, then you want softer light source.
All this about personal preferences here. If you are not sure that there is yours, then try to find the first ten is black - white portraits which are allocated for you most of all, and look whether you can sort them from the point of view of lighting.
5- Add contrast to lighting.
If you are going to create high contrast is black - white photos, the best council it to add it lighting, but not a Photoshop. Small global amendments are acceptable, and will not damage to your image, but, certainly, do not scroll the slider of contrast to 100. Try to limit it from + 15 / - 15. For local adjustments, use clarification and blackout at your choice. The key moment in it, and in a post - production, is sensitivity.
6 you cannot keep a seeing poor in is black - white color. If you work as
on the image also feel that it not up to standard, and you wonder whether it will look in is black - white, the answer it will be probable is not present. Black and white often emphasize shortcomings which force you to ask a question of expediency of a picture per se, and the bad photo is the bad photo, irrespective of its color scale or absence that.
Choose 7 it is black - white, despite color.
Some objects just shout of removing them in is black - white color. Other objects, it can be not so obvious. Bright penetrative colors, obviously, will take bright the color picture, but, deleting a color element, you can completely change how the subject or a scene is perceived. If you want that your viewer paid attention to a concrete element, color as a graphic element can distract. Try to remove it.
Wonder: How your perception of the photo can change? What did you notice at first in each of images? You feel in a different way or think in a different way when you look through it in color, than in is black - whether white?
I hope, you will be able to see that though courageous colors can make bright an image, its absence can also make it.
If you the beginner in it is black - the white photo, you remember that it is the guide, but did not govern. If you need to depart from them to receive result later, do it without hesitation.
At last if you try to photograph in it is black - white color, and you like it: welcome!