Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Nickos, Sep 17, 2004.
and removing the colors in a photo editing software program
It gives you the option to do other things with the photos in photoshop, rather than be forced to have b&w and only b&w which limits other effects you might fancy using after, when it's too late.
B&W film is different than B&W digital photography in that digital always has the 4 colors where as B&W film doesnt read the 4 colors... as is my understanding.
Thus making digital B&W look different than film B&W.
B/W film has different characteristics than color film. B/W is much more sensative along tonal gradiants than color film with the chroma removed. Look at Ansel Adams work sometime and you'll see what I mean.
so, does taking digital photos in B/W... the camera is just doing the translation that photoshop could do for you?
best digital way is to use the channel mixer option, and hald select the amounts of blue, green and red, and then adjust the contrast.
B&W film is going to pick up on tones much better than digital will, and you can really make minute changes by using different films. Some have higher contrast or larger grain, allowing the photographer to really change the feel of the photo without risking unnatural digital effects.