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

The Beautiful World of Black and White Photography

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The world of black and white photography is a beautiful place. It’s a place where the colors are muted, yet the contrasts are high. A place where we can see past surface textures into deeper meaning. Whether it be capturing architecture or people, black and white photography has endless possibilities for creativity with its monochromatic palette.

Complete Guide to Black and White Photography

Being a photographer is hard enough, but when you have to learn the art of black and white photography it becomes even more difficult. Black and White has been around for centuries now so these photographers are experts in what they do!

A professional who does this type of work needs experience with light modifiers like scrims that let them control exposure levels or set up reflectors on location- especially if shooting outside. They also need an understanding how different kinds of films react under varied lighting … Read the rest