Take to the streets

Get out and about in the city to capture street activity in stunning monochrome If there’s one genre that seems made for the black-and-white treatment, it’s street photography. Black and …

Make punchy mono portraits

Discover how to create punchy black-and-white portraits in Adobe Camera Raw or Lightroom There are lots of ways to convert your images to monochrome, but the most effective offer more …

SHOOT STUNNING BLACK & WHITE PHOTOS

1 PATTERNS Monochrome is perfect for emphasising patterns. The patterns of dappled light through out-of-focus trees looks fantastic when given the black-and-white treatment. 2 COLOUR VERSION Although we’re used to …

USE CONVERTED CAMERAS

While you can shoot infrared with your normal camera and a filter, you’ll need to use a tripod to deal with the very long exposures and blacking out of the viewfinder …

Infrared shots

Shooting infrared will give your summer black-and-white shots maximum impact The inky black skies and high-contrast look of monochrome infrared is a surefire way to give your odd-looking results if …

Add drama to your shots in-camera

Rather than relying on Photoshop, it’s often easier to use a few simple techniques to add contrast and drama when you actually take your shots Back in the days of …

HOW TO… SHOOT IN JPEG AND RAW

USE PICTURE STYLES Shooting in monochrome mode is a great way to get a feel for how scenes will look in black and white Just like any Picture Style, the …

Get creative with black and white

Switch off the colour and unleash your creativity by emphasising shape, form, texture and pattern One of the great things about O black-and-white photography is that it frees you from convention. The …

Studio techniques to try at home

Give your portraiture a professional edge by getting to grips with a simple home studio photography kit – read on as we illuminate the subject… Getting a home studio kit …

Make the most of natural light

Learn how to take fantastic portraits anywhere at any time of day by making use of natural light You don’t necessarily need Y lots of expensive studiolights to take high-quality portraits. …

THE BEAUTY OF Black & White

Harness the stark beauty of black-and-white photography with this detailed primer on portraiture in monochrome. When you think about it, black-and- W white photography is a curious thing. People don’t watch …

Classic ideas to try

Now you’ve mastered the basic shooting and editing skills, it’s time to get out with your camera and produce some classic black-and-white images ou can learn a lot about the …

The individual colour W adjustments

While the individual colour W adjustments will give you control over the final tones of your black-and-white photos, they aren’t the only way that you can control them in your final image. Once …

B & W

The biggest problem with T in-camera black and white is that contrasting colours can end up with a similar tonal value in your images. There are a number of ways to change …