The balancing act of shadows and noise
Ideally, an exposure should capture detail in the brightest highlights and in the deepest shadows, and give the viewer a full range of tones. But digital sensors do not yet match the dynamic range of […]Read More
Applying tones to your black and white photos
The art of black and white photography extends beyond shades of grey. The very word monochrome means ‘one tone’, it just doesn’t say which one. Adding a coloured tone is a long-established darkroom technique for […]Read More
The why and how of dodging and burning portraits
Dodging or burning small features can make a big difference to the final image and can often give portraits that crucial finishing touch. Gently burning in the sides of the face can emphasize bone structure […]Read More
What works in black and white?
Even the most experienced and dedicated black-and-white photographers often question themselves about what works best in black and white. After all, does the black-and-white enthusiast really think differently when he or she looks through the […]Read More