A filter that will screw on lens and make B&W photos?

13 years 1 month ago #42820 by Fiesta!
What filter will make B&W photos? How would these results compare to taking a shot in normal color and post processing it to a B&W photo? How about Nik Software's "Silver" program?


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13 years 1 month ago #42826 by Screamin Scott
No filter will do that. It has to be done either in post processing or in your camera ( if so equipped)....Back in film days, yellow & red filters were used to alter the contrast of B&W photos taken with B&W film...

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13 years 1 month ago #42827 by Baydream

Screamin Scott wrote: No filter will do that. It has to be done either in post processing or in your camera ( if so equipped)....Back in film days, yellow & red filters were used to alter the contrast of B&W photos taken with B&W film...

:goodpost: The question is WHY would you want to do that with it being so easy in PP?

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13 years 1 month ago #42866 by Fiesta!

Screamin Scott wrote: No filter will do that. It has to be done either in post processing or in your camera ( if so equipped)....Back in film days, yellow & red filters were used to alter the contrast of B&W photos taken with B&W film...


So would the use of a yellow and red filter do the same in todays digital cameras?


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13 years 1 month ago #42867 by Fiesta!

Baydream wrote:

Screamin Scott wrote: No filter will do that. It has to be done either in post processing or in your camera ( if so equipped)....Back in film days, yellow & red filters were used to alter the contrast of B&W photos taken with B&W film...

:goodpost: The question is WHY would you want to do that with it being so easy in PP?


;) I'm teaching myself more about how light works with our camera's sensors. Just curiosity working over time :whistle:


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13 years 1 month ago #42885 by Joves
Well yellow will still enhance detail, this would be especially true on flat light or overcast days. Red darkens and I used to use it with Infrared film for effect. Which now has me wondering about how well a red filter over one of those IR filters would work. Ah! I will have to try and do that sometime when Im not busy with something else in life. :lol:
But in post processing depending on what you are using. You can take a RAW file and desaturate it then use your color channels and see how eac color effects the image.


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13 years 1 month ago #42935 by Fiesta!

Joves wrote: Well yellow will still enhance detail, this would be especially true on flat light or overcast days. Red darkens and I used to use it with Infrared film for effect. Which now has me wondering about how well a red filter over one of those IR filters would work. Ah! I will have to try and do that sometime when Im not busy with something else in life. :lol:
But in post processing depending on what you are using. You can take a RAW file and desaturate it then use your color channels and see how eac color effects the image.


Gotcha ;)

Thanks for clarifying for me :judge:


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