Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Old Pier HDR Photograph

Old Pier HDR Photograph.
Old Pier Black and white Photography in HDR. © Seascape photos.
 Used 9 exposures.

Old Pier by DApixara Black White Photos




 

Friday, October 30, 2009

Friday, October 23, 2009

H1N1

H1N1 flu virus by Wild Life Photography.
All symptoms in one picture. Fever, body aches, chills.




Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The Beach a scene from Black and White Photography Collection

The Beach a scene from Black and White Photography Collection.

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Author Dapixara Fine art photography Black and White Photos
Copyright Notice Copyright ©DApixara Productions.
Owner's Name DApixara
Tv( Shutter Speed ) 1/250
Av( Aperture Value )14
ISO Speed 100




Thursday, October 15, 2009

Selective Coloring / Remove Color from Black and White photo

Selective coloring, removed color from a black white photo.
How to take picture like this.
 Walk around (or swim) and shoot from different angles
A little preparation can make all the difference.

Shooting Information:  Canon 40D;   Shutter Speed 1/640;  Aperture value f/5.0 ; Lenses Canon 50mm.

Red Boat by Dapixara.
Black and White Red Boat by DApixara Black White Photos
Black and White Red Boat by DApixara Black White Photos




Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Black and White Lighthouse Photos

Race Point lighthouse surrounded by sand and water.
Black And White Lighthouse Photography by DApixara Black White Photos
Black And White Lighthouse Photography by DApixara Black White Photos

I took this black and white lighthouse photo last fall, northern tip of Cape Cod, Provincetown. This is such a beautiful place.
Dapixara photography.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Black and White Photography Techniques

Some people want grain-less, sharp Black and White Photography with long tonal range. I love all!!
HDR images look great when they’re converted to black and white.
Autumn Sunrise by DApixara Black White Photos
Autumn Sunrise by DApixara Black White Photos

From black and white photos I can get more when converting it into HDR.
The most important thing to know about converting your color digital files to Black and White Photos is you must adjust the contrast and exposure settings until you have a true black and a bright white.
If there are vibrant colors to be reveals, it's best left in color! the best is b&w food photography on film!
Black and White Conversions:
Window Shopper by DApixara Black White Photos
Window Shopper by DApixara Black White Photos

1 Convert to Grey scale.
2 Use the Hue/Saturation Tool.
3. Gradient Map.
4.Channel Mixer.
Or make a duplicate layer, convert that layer to mono in which ever way you prefer, probably best to use Channel Mixer as you can't change the mode of the image to greyscale (that would turn the other layer to mono too), and then to erase through to the colored areas you want to keep. You can of course do the same thing by selecting the area you want colored and then hitting Backspace to remove the selected area.
I found it useful to create one new layer per color as this gives you the ability to fine tune with layer opacity, different blending modes and masking out areas of over-spill, part masking areas where two colors blend etc.

The other way is shoot in black and white in your camera.
Black and white photography techniques can produce some really nice results.
There are several different ways of producing a black and white conversion, some better than others obviously, and some that require a little bit more effort.
For the record I usually use the channel mixer as it allows you to tweak the conversion but it's not as complicated as LAB mode!

I do love black and white photos. There's an elegance about them.
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