Black and white photos can be beautiful…
but at times, it can be a challenge to bring out the features in the shots without the use of color. Here are a few tips that you may find useful.
Make use of contrast
If your subject is dark, try to shot it against a lighter backdrop. Do the first if the subject is lighter.
Capture shadowing a light streaks
Featuring these elements can showcase depth and texture.
Use different types of black and white
Most photo editing software allows for a number of different levels and variations of black and white. Check out the different options rather than just setting for a default setting.
It is not often that a creative photographer takes a shot that upon review on his or her computer couldn’t benefit from some level of editing. And as most photography buffs know, Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard. And while it is a great tool, it can also be quite expensive and take up a lot of space on your PC or laptop. That being the case, I wanted to leave the photogs out there with a few alternative options.
Pros: Feature rich and free
Cons: Requires download and takes some time to learn
Perfect Photo Suite
Pros: High quality tools and very professional feel
Cons: Only one on the list that isn’t free, steep learning curve
Pros: Can use it from the web and is rather similar to Photoshop in look and feel
Cons: Tools are limited, especially for batch work
Pros: Very easy to use
Cons: Light on features
Photoshop Express (App)
Pros: Great for on the go editing
Cons: Limited features