B&W shooters are these shots intentional or ...

5 days 18 hours ago #698952 by Brad M
For those of you with B&W images.  When you took the shot, was it taken in B&W or knowing you would convert to B&W?  

All mine get converted when I think the color version just doesn't look good.  So seems like a last ditch effort to make something.  

Am I alone or will you convert to B&W under the same circumstances?  


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5 days 18 hours ago #698956 by Nikon Shooter
No way, Brad, you are not!

I always shoot in colour but sometimes a conversion in
PP will give an other mood. Or when the colour are not
delicious or harmonise well enough.

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5 days 17 hours ago #698960 by Screamin Scott
A point to remember. Colors are what sell color photographs. The composition is what sells B&W images

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5 days 17 hours ago #698963 by Nikon Shooter
I would rather express it this way:

Chrominance sells colour photographs.
Luminance is what sells B&W images.

I believe that composition is also in colour images
among other things. :).

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5 days 16 hours ago #698966 by Scotty

Screamin Scott wrote: A point to remember. Colors are what sell color photographs. The composition is what sells B&W images


Very Very true.

When the last candle has been blown out
and the last glass of champagne has been drunk
All that you are left with are the memories and the images-David Cooke.

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5 days 11 hours ago #698971 by Brad M
Thank you. 

Which software are you using to convert? 


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5 days 8 hours ago #698978 by Nikon Shooter
Most Raw conversion app will do but it is not a simple
matter of desaturation, use the six colour channels.

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5 days 6 hours ago #698979 by db3348
Brad,

I adopt 2 streams of thought in b&w .

Either  I deliberately set out to create a b&w image from scratch ,  shooting on b&w film ,  when  I plan to finish up with b&w image ,

or 

sometimes , after shooting in colour,  like you <<when I think the color version just doesn't look good>>   I convert in p'shop , adjusting all the relevant channels for my desired end result .

db3348


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4 days 9 hours ago #699041 by Owen
Like others, I'll just convert in post.  


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