Black & White & Read All Over
Oct16

Black & White & Read All Over

In my article “My Favorite Gear for Creating Monochrome Photographs” in the October ’17 issue of Shutterbug (on newsstands 9/10/17), I didn’t mention Alien Skin Software’s Exposure X3 because it was still in beta but it’s available now for $149. Exposure X3 for OS X and Windows can be used as a plug-in for Photoshop and Lightroom or as a standalone app. It’s Collections feature lets you group...

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Black & White: RAW, TIFF & JPEG
Jul17

Black & White: RAW, TIFF & JPEG

There are more ways to convert a color file into a monochrome photograph than “are dreamt about in your philosophy, Horatio.” In my Geared Up column in the October ’17 of Shutterbug (on newsstands September 10,) I’ll be doing a comprehensive (as possible) look at all of the different ways to convert a color file into monochrome but here are a few early tips to get you in the mood: I am a big believer that there are lots of photo...

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Controlling Color: Go Monochrome
Aug15

Controlling Color: Go Monochrome

One of the easiest ways to eliminate color shifts is to simply to eliminate the color! Ok, maybe you think that’s cheating but sometimes a monochrome image is just what you need to focus the attention on the real subject and not the color. And monochrome doesn’t have to mean “black & white.” It’s “a picture done in different shades of a single color,” which in the photo world means toning. Here’s a way to produce a...

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