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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.

Two Ways to Add Grain to Your Black and White Photos

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.

6 Ways the Life and Photos of Sebastiao Salgado Will Stun You 

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.

Give Your Photos a Vintage Look With These 4 Retro Edits

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.

Create Your Own Black and White Pictures

The magic of black and white has been with us since the dawn of photography, and meanwhile digital technologies still let you enjoy high-quality B&W even today. But now you don’t need a darkroom, color filters, or a refrigerator full of film cans with different ISOs. You just need a few mouse clicks.

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