Your Black & White Processing Needs this Intel
A few months ago, I did a video that made a BOLD claim that I would take composition over color any day as the biggest contributor to viewer response. It was the topic of a lot of discussion on the f.64 Academy Education Facebook page and my YouTube channel. All good discussion, of course, but many people brought up a GREAT question.
“Okay, Blake, so you’d take color over composition, but where does a Black and White image fit in here?”
I am so glad you asked! My stance on Black and White is that it is a finishing effect that is best completed after your tones and colors look good. I also strongly feel it should incorporate your colors to create the best tonal values. So, Color still plays a vital role in producing good quality Black and White photos.
I have a 4 step process I developed to help you make your Black and White work much better by using your colors.
Step 1 – Shift your colors for desired tonal values.
Step 2 – Refine your colors to explore the tones further.
Step 3 – Balance your colors to define the tones.
Step 4 – Treat your tonal values with a Gradient Map.
Simple right? Well, there is a lot more to it that you need to know before diving into it. In this video, I will share all my tips and tricks with you on how I make impactful Black and White images. I even made an action for you to make it all so much easier 😉
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