- Mastering Monochrome mode
Virtually anything can be shot in black and white.
Shooting in black and white is ideal when you want to direct the viewer's attention to a key element in your image. Sometimes colour can be distracting but black and white allows the focus to be placed on key details within the frame. This could be anything from the lines and patterns in a piece of architecture to a beautiful emotion portrayed in a portrait.
The beautiful thing about digital is you can easily move between a colour or black and white image.
When you're composing your image try to capture detail in both the shadows and the highlights. In doing so, you'll create a beautiful tonal range throughout your image. If however you find your images are looking a little bit flat, you can customise the monochrome picture style to increase the contrast.
By having the RAW file as a backup, you'll be able to capture the best of both worlds, should you also like to see your incredible black and white image as a color reproduction.
In high-contrast situations, you'll often find that the shadows create an interesting sense of direction or patterns and textures within the frame. Pay attention to the details when you're out and about looking for locations to shoot.
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