I recently tried out my D200 with black and white. The photo's came out pretty good but I think there were too many grey tones vs. great back and white. Does anyone have any suggestions to make these type of pics stand out. Looking for great "colors" with nature and trying to figure the bst way to get these pictures to really "POP"!
Any and all suggestions would be greatly appeciated!
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#1. "RE: d200 and black/white" | In response to Reply # 0KliftonJK Basic MemberFri 03-Mar-06 09:25 PM
Do the same thing you would with black and white film?
First, check and make sure you're exposing properly, this is key... Then in your digital darkroom, adjust your levels & curves to maximize your B&W's tonal potential...
Personally though, I would shoot in only color, and convert to B&W in PP.
#2. "RE: d200 and black/white" | In response to Reply # 0briantilley Nikonian since 26th Jan 2003Fri 03-Mar-06 10:26 PM
I've not actually tried the black & white mode on the D200, but it seems to be generally accepted that better results are achieved by shooting in colour and converting to monochrome in Photoshop (or whatever).
From many years of film shooting, I would just add that getting good black & white images does require a different "eye" - the photographer needs to see differences in contrast and tone rather than differences in colour.
#3. "RE: d200 and black/white" | In response to Reply # 0Monty Registered since 24th Jul 2004Sat 04-Mar-06 12:01 AM
Here are some excellent tuorials for B&W processing:
(lots of other good info here too)
#4. "RE: d200 and black/white" | In response to Reply # 3digitalArtform Nikonian since 16th Jan 2008Sat 04-Mar-06 01:51 AM
It's all about the channel mixer. See the first link in the post above this one
If someone wants to shoot a B&W image, and then the same thing in color, and use PS channel mixer to match the in-camera B&W - I'd like to know the in-camera recipe Nikon uses.