They say that black and white photography captures emotions, adds drama and depth. If you want to add a range of wonderful black and white photography portraits to your portfolio take a look at these tutorials and learn how to create stunning black and white portrait photographs.
7 Tips for Black and White Portrait Photography – Firstly you should visit the Digital Photography School and read their tips very carefully. You will find advice for proper lighting and how the model should look.
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Black and White Portrait Photography: Made Easy – This is a very interesting article about black and white portrait photography. It shows what you need in order to shoot the ideal black and white portraits both inside a studio and outdoors. It provides you with a list of things you’ll need to start, where to place your model and how to adjust the lighting.
A Guide To Black and White Portraits – The tutorial provides all the information about the setup, the necessary camera settings, how to take the photo and how the model should pose.
15 Tips for Stunning Black and White Photography – Improve Photography is a website with many tips and tutorials and a must read for photography lovers, professional or amateur. This tutorial offers 15 general tips about black and white photography, but they can be applied in portrait photography too. You will find interesting advice like how to adjust your camera, how to find the perfect location and which software to use to process your photographs.
Dramatic Black And White Portraiture (Video) – Gary Fong is a longtime professional photographer and has a very interesting and informative YouTube channel where he gives advice about photography. In this video Gary Fong does a step-by-step guide to achieving dramatic low key portrait in a simple room with a chair, using his “Studio To Go” kit, a simple, single duffel bag outfitted with all of the equipment needed to get a dramatic range of “looks” anywhere, anytime. With or without the equipment it is a great video to watch and learn something new.
How to Create a Dramatic Black and White Portrait in Photoshop – Another great photographer that uses Youtube to show us how to convert an image in black and white. In this particular video Antwon Maxwell shows you his method of creating dramatic black and white images. This will allow you to get great highlights and shadow tones in the portrait.
Black and White Portraits: 5 unbeatable ways to convert to monochrome – Like we said before there are many ways to convert a color photo to black and white. But which style is the best and how can you achieve it? If you are familiar with Photoshop, Digital Camera World, offers you five alternative ways to give your photos a monochrome style.
How to Convert Portraits to B&W with Lightroom 4 – Photoshop is not the only software for retouching your photographs. There is also Lightroom which allows viewing, organizing and retouching a large number of digital images. Lightroom offers many kinds of different ways to convert your images to black and white, but in this tutorial you will see the basic conversion of a color photo to black and white.
How-To: Shoot Expressive Black-and-White Portrait Photos – In this article three famous photographers share their strategies for black and white portraits. Ima Mfon, Sandro Baebler and Melanie Dunea share their feelings and tips about black and white photography and offer advice to those who want to shoot glamorous portraits. You will also find out what equipment and software they use.