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Old 05-06-2006, 09:11 PM
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Hello Friends,
I have seen many photos in TE in B&W and they look very nice. Are there any specific criteria about B&W photos? Even I have posted some photos in B&W but I am not sure about that. Please help me.

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Old 05-07-2006, 09:50 PM
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Not sure what you mean Srinivas
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Old 05-08-2006, 09:10 AM
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Dear Kev,
I mean to say that I have seen so many photos in TE which look very nice in B&W & these photos got very good response from TE members, now my question is; is there is any special type of photos (Type means say a landscape photo etc.) which looks better in B&W rather then in color?


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Old 05-08-2006, 09:20 AM
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I think it depends on the person, but generally I'll only ever use black and white if the colours are lacking, so converting to b&w gives the photo a bit more punch.
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Old 05-08-2006, 09:23 AM
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I prefer b/w. The way I do it, and this is just a personal preference, is this: if what I like about the shot are its colors, then I leave the colors in. If Im ambivelent about the colors but like the composition, I go with b/w. You have to see what works and how you feel about it. You should first and foremost do what you want to do, not what you think TE will appreciate. NEVER shoot for Trek Earth or any other site. Shoot for yourself and develop your taste.
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Old 05-08-2006, 11:40 AM
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Hi, 'any' type of shot could be a contender to look good in B&W - lanscapes, portraits, urban life, macro etc etc.

It's a nice challenge to 'think' in black & white at the time of shooting - looking for form, texture, contrast, tonal range etc when your eyes are also seeing the colour. But even so - I always shoot in colour to capture the maximum information and do the conversion later.
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Old 05-08-2006, 12:43 PM
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I find that in some photos where the colours detracts from the main subject then it helps to desaturate the photo and present it in Black and White.
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Old 05-10-2006, 05:13 PM
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exactly, sometimes i see only in B&W when i'm shooting... it can be a decent photo in colours also, but i'm thinking in B%W so i work it that way.

sometimes i try to rescue a bad colour photo converting it to B&W, but in this cases i just get a bad B&W photo from it :)
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Old 05-12-2006, 12:43 PM
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I agree with Gordon.
To do a good black and white it's necessary to think in black and white.
First : composition with hight contrast. Colours contrast and light contrast ...
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