25 April 2006

The Power of Black'n'White

I never shoot black’n’white images with my digital camera, because I prefer to have a color version of all the pictures I shoot, just in case. Besides, it’s very easy to convert any color image into BW in Photoshop, but it’s not that easy to paint a BW picture to make it look like a “real” color image.

I like BW pictures a lot, and I think many pictures look better in BW than in color. For example, I liked the shadows of this (color) picture:


...but to my eye, it looks better after converting it into BW in Photoshop (Image > Mode > Greyscale) and adjusting the levels:


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