I’m one of those people who likes the Instagram aesthetic. That’s why I use a consistent editing style for most of my photography. On the other hand, with my degree in graphic design, I learned to do a lot of black and white photography. I try to use my photography to show texture and shape details in nature that may be missed in the color versions.
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Photo colorization breathes new life into old black and white images. You can use the process not only to restore old family photos but also to add some magic to digital ones. Learn how to do realistic colorization of black and white images in Zoner Photo Studio X.
A photographer’s worst nightmare or an indispensable tool? Three ways you can use Selective Color and decide for yourself
Selective color consists of desaturating some colors in your photo. In the past, it was a very popular edit, especially in its extreme form where one object (such as a red rose or yellow taxi) remains in color and the rest of the photo is black-and-white. Let’s learn how to do this edit, as well as its less-dramatic version, which plenty of photographers use to subtly emphasize the main subject.
When it comes to technically perfect color photos, digital noise is viewed as a blemish, and camera manufacturers are constantly improving their sensors to minimize it. And in fact we’ve published a number of guides to removing noise from your photos. But things are different for black-and-white photos—in these, “grain” is an element that’s not just tolerated; it’s downright desirable. Here’s how to add it to your photos easily.
From a left-wing activist to a master of humanist photography. The work of Sebastião Salgado (*1944) is amazing in both its sheer volume and the passport stamps and worn-out boots behind it. It shows us the suffering and beauty of the world, often hand in hand. Through his pictures, Salgado evokes in us a desire to understand and protect the world, or at least discuss its downfall. Additionally, he reminds us of just how enchanting black-and-white photography can be as a medium.
Generally when photographing a landscape, you’ll try to capture faithful, saturated colors. But sometimes a different approach is in order: going black and white. Black-and-white landscapes have an immense magic to this day. But there are some golden rules for how to do this edit. And to get the best picture possible, it pays to follow them.
While modern photo technology is getting better and better, more and more people are trying to give their photos a vintage look. They’re trying to imitate old film photos and their defects. So let’s take a look at a few tools that will help you out with creating anything from a black-and-white portrait to a retro still life.
Even though color photos have been around for several decades now, black and white pictures still have their magic. And for that very reason, many photographers clothe their color pictures in more traditional attire. Especially since black-and-white conversions take just a few clicks.
Black-and-white photography can truly evoke a special mood and atmosphere. That’s one reason why it has so many devotees. But black-and-white pictures don’t always turn out how you expect. And yet you just have to respect a few simple rules to get black-and-white photos with a lot more magic.
Most of us connect photos of children with vibrant and cheery colors. But leaving the colors in a picture isn’t always the best approach. Learn these simple guidelines for photographing children, and your pictures will look cleaner and more professional.