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    Sandgrouse e2 Member 7407 forum postsSandgrouse vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
    30 Nov 2010 - 6:15 PM

    I would be interested to know what you think makes a good black and white image?

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    Carabosse e2 Member 1139503 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
    30 Nov 2010 - 6:18 PM

    Much the same as makes a good colour image but because you are working with a limited range of tone, things such as contrast matter a bit more.

    B/W is seen by some as an "effect" these days, rather than a genre.

    30 Nov 2010 - 6:47 PM

    Assuming content, composition, lighting etc etc are all there....


    wing  10453 forum posts United Kingdom
    30 Nov 2010 - 7:16 PM

    For me, a good range of tones between black and white while still retaining detail in the shadows and highlights. As well as content and composition off course. Grin

    jken  81672 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
    30 Nov 2010 - 7:25 PM

    Rem.... Weren't we here last week?

    ade_mcfade e2 Member 1014838 forum postsade_mcfade vcard England216 Constructive Critique Points
    30 Nov 2010 - 8:36 PM

    same things as makes any good image really

    though I often think that scenes where colour could be a distraction really benefit a mono shot. Portraits are one - if you get someone with a ruddy complexion, you notice the red cheeks before the person. Turn it to mono - you loose that distraction.

    Also many landscapes with bright light and shadow benefit from mono.

    Blue skies and fluffy clouds convert well to mono

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