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7 Helpful Tips for Better Black and White Landscape Images

When you think of landscape photography, you likely think of images full of rich, vibrant colors. And while there is certainly nothing wrong with that style, a well-crafted black and white landscape photo can be just as compelling. It takes more than simply desaturating the colors in a photo, though. This excellent video tutorial will give you seven helpful tips to improve your black and white landscape shots. 

Coming to you from Mads Peter Iversen, this great video tutorial will show you seven tips to improve your black and white landscape shots. One important thing to remember is that if you have trouble visualizing things in black and white, most modern cameras will let you display the preview image in monochrome (you'll need to use the rear LCD if you're shooting with a DSLR). Simply change the picture profile to monochrome. Don't worry, as long as you are shooting in raw, your camera will still record the full-color image, so you will still have the option to return to that in post if you change your mind. Using the monochrome preview can help you learn to read the light quite a bit more quickly as well. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Iversen. 

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3 Comments

sebastientarnowski's picture

Thanks for the tips!

anthony marsh's picture

I have a much better idea. Buy a manual film camera and black and white film. Not likely because many of today's photographers would have no idea how to use it, sad.

Stuart C's picture

Ok grandad