A Lesson in Black & White   Leave a comment

I spent some time this evening playing with Picasa 3 to convert this color raw file to a black and white jpg. I then brought it into Photoshop CS2 and made an adjustment layer for the sky and another one for the rest of the photo. then using curves and levels plus the eraser tool to make the image. This is quite a learning experience for an old guy, but I am beginning to see how it relates to the dodging and burning I used to do in the darkroom. One of my new year resolutions is to do a lot more black & white. I purchase the 3 volume ebook “The Magic of Black & White” from Craft & Vision http://www.craftandvision.com/books/. They are well worth the $5.00 cost per volume.

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Posted December 28, 2011 by hwilliam in Photography

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