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August 2013


How-To

  • Creative White Balance


    Control the relative color tonalities in your photos to create a better sense of mood and atmosphere


    Most of us use automatic white balance, letting our cameras choose the proper color balance for our photographs.
  • HDR For B&W


    Try these steps to bring more detail and expression to your black-and-white imagery


    High Dynamic Range (HDR) photography can be an extremely useful technique for bringing out microtexture, enhancing the effect of light and shadow, and creatively influencing the overall tone of an image.
  • The Lost Art Of Shooting Black-And-White


    Discover the secrets of classic B&W master photographers and see how you can apply their methods to working with your DSLR


    Black-and-white photography has the potential to make any photographer better, even if you mainly shoot color.

Gear

  • Gadget Bag: Filters For B&W Photography


    Find the right on-camera filter to give your images rich gray tones



    Black-and-white photographs have the potential to be a rich display of tonality and detail, making a scene truly dramatic, be it a somber misty morning or an edgy cityscape.
  • In Focus: August 2013



    The Canon EOS Rebel T5i has powerful features in a small size, making it perfect when you're packing light.
  • Make A B&W Digital Darkroom


    A master photographer needs a master darkroom. We’ll guide you through the key tools you need in the digital age.



    Photography is digital. Even the few photographers who continue to work in film take their negatives and prints in the digital arena at some point in their workflow.
  • Solutions: Monochrome Mode


    Sigma cameras and Photo Pro software give you special black-and-white capabilities



    Over the past year, we've seen some interesting dedicated black-and-white cameras that have been introduced by Leica and RED.

Locations

  • Assignments: August 2013


    Top Selections From The Black & White Special Issue Assignment From www.outdoorphotographer.com



    The Best Of The Assignments Submissions From outdoorphotographer.com
  • Continental Divide


    A photographer documents the ecological impacts of the border wall between the United States and Mexico


    Crouched in a photo blind near the border between the United States and Mexico, Krista Schlyer heard voices—beneath her.
  • Missouri River, North Dakota


    North Dakota offers more than 390 miles of shoreline along the Missouri, most of which are public.
  • The Reticent Landscape


    A career in photojournalism and an affinity for unlikely locales have shaped Chuck Kimmerle into a unique landscape photographer


    For much of his 25-year journey through a few careers—from photojournalist to commercial photographer—Chuck Kimmerle's love of landscape photography simmered quietly on the back burner.

Columns

  • But Is It Real?


    The goals and responsibilities of a photographer and photo manipulations



    If you stumble about believability, what are you living for?
  • My Pocket Camera Adventure


    Taking advantage of the revolution in compact, non-DSLR cameras



    There's a revolution happening right now in the world of quality pocket digital cameras, and I'm digging it.
  • Triumph Over The Color Cast


    B&W Saves The Day • Composition And Content • Assembling Gigascapes • Keeping Track


    It wasn't a difficult decision to convert these captures to black-and-white, but it did require care to retain detail in the white snow, black lava outcroppings and massive forest areas while keeping the tone of the dark blue sky.

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