How to Make an Image Black and White in Photoshop & Lightroom

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Question: I’m trying to do a black and white image of a wedding dress that’s been photographed in color. The problem is that the background has blue/greenish colors and I would like to keep them in the image. How can I make the background white and the dress black and white? (Note: there’s a lot of green in the background, but it’s not the grass…it’s the window).

Answer:In Lightroom CC or Photoshop, click on File > Open and select the RAW file. Go to the Develop module and under Adjustment, choose Black and White, and click OK. You may need to apply a “Noise” filter to the image to make sure you’re not losing detail.

The final result should look like this. You can see that the background is now black and white, and the image of the dress is white. You can easily adjust the levels, brightness, contrast, etc., … Read the rest

Best Tips for Film Noir Photography

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Film Noir Photography

What is Film Noir Photography?

Film noir is a style of filmmaking characterized by dark shadows, moody lighting, and moody music. The films were created in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s and featured a number of characters whose lives fall apart. Examples of films that fit this description are Double Indemnity, Shadow of a Doubt, and To Kill a Mockingbird.

Film noir is a sub-genre of the crime film genre. In the crime genre, there are usually two main genres: the detective film and the crime drama. The detective film is similar to the crime drama but usually has an investigation as the plot. These films tend to be lighthearted and humorous. The crime drama is darker, more serious, and usually features a more somber tone. These films have a more serious and realistic setting.

Film noir is similar to the crime drama because it has a similar tone. However, … Read the rest

30+ Creative Photography Ideas for Your Whole Month

What are you looking for in a blog post? Do you want to be inspired by creative photography ideas, or do you want something more practical and informational? If the answer is “both,” then this is the perfect post for you! We will go through 30+ different photo ideas that can provide diverse content on your blog. These posts offer inspiration and information for photographers of all levels. Enjoy!

Photography Ideas

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Food Photography Ideas

1) One good idea for food photography is to take a photo of the ingredients and then create the recipe. This is a great way to give people an idea of what they’ll need ahead of time, as well as get ideas from other foods in your kitchen that would make great combos! You also get the chance to show how you used what you had available and this can be a really creative outlet for your blog.… Read the rest

Top 18 Extraordinarily Popular Photography Magazines

If you’re a photography enthusiast, then photography magazines are a great way to stay informed about the latest photography techniques and trends. In this blog post, we will discuss 10 photography magazines that are popular with photographers of all levels.

Photography Magazines

Rotor Drone

The Rotor Drone photography magazine offers drone piloting tutorials, reviews of the latest drones, and information on how to get started with aerial photography.

A one year subscription starts at around $20 or $15 on their digital version.

Professional Photographer

Professional Photographer Magazine is aimed at professional photographers who are looking to market their work online or through print media.

It’s published by the Professional Photographers of America. And it’s been around for more than 100 years.

Published monthly, subscriptions start at $20 a year.

Photoshop Creative

Photoshop Creative is a photography magazine for advanced photographers and photo editors.

The Photoshop Creative photography magazine provides informative articles about … Read the rest