Posted June 24, 2013 by Gavin Hoey in Videos

Planning for Black & White

Adorama-MonoWay back  when I started learning photography the only real option for serious photographers was to make black and white prints and we were darn good at it too. Skip forward 25 years and now everyone takes colour photos but thanks to post processing everyone can also make black and white images too.

There’s an art to making top quality colour photos but making quality mono photos is an extra challenge. One of the reasons many photographers find shooting for black and white a challenge is because we don’t see the world monchrome, we see colour. However there a few tips you can apply at both the camera and Photoshop stages which will quickly step your black and white photography up a gear.

In this video for Adorama TV I visit Nutley Windmill on the Ashdown Forest with the plan of shooting for black and white. Then it’s into Photoshop to make the magic happen.

Equipment used in the video:

Adobe Photoshop CS6

Canon 5D Mark II

Canon 24-105L f/4 IS

Vanguard ABEO Plus 283CT Tripod

Vanguard GH-200 head


Gavin Hoey