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How I edit high contrast black and white photos (plus an editing video)
Certain images just seem to shine in black and white. When choosing images to edit in a high contrast black and white style, look for images with lots of contrast. You want really bright areas and really dark areas. Pay attention to your use of light. Strong directional light, patches of hard light, rim light, and backlight give you bright brights and dark shadows. Contrast can also come from a wide tonal range.
Back when black and white photography was the only photography we had, every photographer was looking for the perfect subject, light, and composition in black and white. With the world of photography now full of highly saturated colors and HDR effects, deciding instead to portray your subjects in monochrome can give them a classic, timeless look, and black and white photography remains a very romantic medium. Subscribe to our weekly 10 point newsletter. It's short and damn good - we promise! Perhaps if he had, his incredible black and white images would never have imprinted themselves in the public eye.
I am sure we have all had those days where you stare at an image and just start moving sliders up and down to see what they do. What happens if I take this slider all the way up and this slider all the way down? For the most part, the results are entertaining, but not really aesthetically pleasing. But every once in a while, you can stumble onto something pretty awesome. The bride and groom were getting ready at the same hotel, and I was shooting the groom and groomsman upstairs. She is not moving very much, so she remains sharp, while the motion of her dress is streaked by the slow shutter. The above image is the unprocessed raw file.