Black and White

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Camera : Canon Rebel XS 10.1MP Digital SLR Camera
Focal Length : 24mm
Lens : Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS SLR Lens
Exposure : 1/200 sec at f /4
ISO : 100
Mode : Shutter Priority
Image Format : Raw (CR2)
Taken from inside a moving train.

Tips:

  • If your camera supports RAW, always shoot in RAW. RAW gives you the most control over your pictures.
  • If possible, shoot in the Lowest ISO. Never used AUTO ISO.
  • Focus on contrast.

Other info :
Digital Darkroom Apps:
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2 for photo management and processing.

Basic Processing :

  1. Modify Treatment from Color to Grayscale. Lightroom has a dedicated tool in converting a color image to black-and-white, just use the Grayscale mixer to easily tweak the results.
  2. Adjusted Blacks to 6
  3. Adjusted highlights to +5
  4. Adjusted shadows to + 21

Here is a great book to learn more about Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.
Black and White in Photoshop CS4 and Lightroom: A complete integrated workflow solution for creating stunning monochromatic images in Photoshop CS4, Photoshop Lightroom, and beyond
by Leslie Alsheimer

Black and white photography has come a long way in the digital world. This comprehensive reference will help you maximize your workflow with coverage of all of the relevant new features of Photoshop CS4 and Lightroom 2, including every stage of the black and white process from capture to printing. Along the way, you’ll find in-depth explanations of key topics such as color management, optimizing your workspace, softproofing and calibration (both onscreen and for output), evaluating histograms, non-destructive editing, and much more.

New features in this edition include:

*In-depth coverage of workflow using the Bridge and Adobe Camera RAW components of CS4
*New recipes and tips for advanced black and white conversion
*Coverage of Lightroom and Photoshop integration features
*An overview of scanners and scanning your black and white film
*Advice on exposure essentials and how to apply the Zone System to your digital shooting
*A brand new chapter on black and white and creative image editing in Lightroom

Black and White in Photoshop CS4 and Lightroom: A complete integrated workflow solution for creating stunning monochromatic images in Photoshop CS4, Photoshop Lightroom, and beyond

Book on Black and White Photography
Black and White Photography, Third Revised Edition
by Henry Horenstein
This all-new edition of BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY has been totally redesigned and updated to encompass the latest photographic techniques, materials, and processes. It includes information on new and improved films and printing papers, automation, digital photography, and monochromatic and hand-colored images, as well as a portfolio section of images by notable contemporary photographers. Offering a uniquely clear, concise, thorough introduction to one of America’s most popular avocations, BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY has for nearly 30 years set the standard against which other photographic how-to manuals are measured. It will continue, in this new edition, to be a vital resource for beginning and experienced photographer alike.

Black and White Photography, Third Revised Edition

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