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    I still am not assured of the processing black-and-white photos. I have made the little, but I can not estimate result itself


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    Hi Yegor,

    Can you please explain the images? Is the first one the one taken in-camera and the second the processed image?

    Did you shoot as B & W in the camera?

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    Yes, the first photo - the original with the built in adjustments of converting in black-and-white. But the camera shoots in grey. I look for a way to receive black-and-white, with good result. As I wrote above - I experience difficulties with converting in B&W(((.

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    Digital B&W photos can be tricky to achieve a good light balance, Yegor.

    I find that most of the simple auto methods either desaturate the colour image or just use the green channel; and both of these tend to lose a lot of contrast.

    There are several methods for converting colour photos to B&W. I mostly use the Channel Mixer method plus a few adjustment layers to stretch the contrast range a bit further. But I have recently found that the best of the 'auto' conversion software can produce good results if you play around with the tint adjustments; plus sometimes a little bit of extra 'clever stuff'.

    What is available will depend on your software.

    Some of our monochrome specialists will probably be able to explain the various methods much better than I can; but I will look for some tutorials which I have found useful.

    ps. I thought that your first 2 examples were rather difficult subjects to start with, but the third one is looking good.

    This is the chief tutorial that I found to be useful http://www.computer-darkroom.com/tut...torial_2_1.htm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff F View Post
    Digital B&W photos can be tricky to achieve a good light balance, Yegor.

    I find that most of the simple auto methods either desaturate the colour image or just use the green channel; and both of these tend to lose a lot of contrast.

    There are several methods for converting colour photos to B&W. I mostly use the Channel Mixer method plus a few adjustment layers to stretch the contrast range a bit further. But I have recently found that the best of the 'auto' conversion software can produce good results if you play around with the tint adjustments; plus sometimes a little bit of extra 'clever stuff'.

    What is available will depend on your software.

    Some of our monochrome specialists will probably be able to explain the various methods much better than I can; but I will look for some tutorials which I have found useful.

    ps. I thought that your first 2 examples were rather difficult subjects to start with, but the third one is looking good.

    This is the chief tutorial that I found to be useful http://www.computer-darkroom.com/tut...torial_2_1.htm
    Thanks a lot! Very helpful information! I just read today about application of correcting layers

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