Be a Translator for Black & White Images

Any black and white photograph you see published or printed has been adjusted and improved from the original exposure. Regardless of whether film or sensor is the recording medium, all black and white images need developing help to look their best.

If you shot a black and white picture using your camera's built-in monochrome setting, increasing the contrast with photo editing software adds punch to the result.

Using photo editing software, I lightened the exposure and increased the contrast of the original image (left) to produce the improved image (right).

Shooting a color image in the camera with the intention to translate it to tones of black, gray and white can produce dramatic results.

My Advanced Black & White Photography class begins Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at the Lifelong Learning Center in Missoula, Montana. Registration is open either online, in person or by phone. Learn the power of editing to create black and white images you'll be proud of.