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Making photos black and white...

angelfairee Avatar
6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
Why does it make you look better? Like if you turn a photo black and white after you've taken it in colour, or if you take a photo in black and white in the first place.

This is a serious question. I'm not sure if it makes me sound stupid but I want some kind of...reasoning.

Good. Thanks.
angelfairee Avatar
6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
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#1
Maybe sometimes the less detail there is, the less it shows up flaws.

Or, it could be the way your mind perceives colour.
#2
maybe because we see sooo much colour in our everyday lives that when you see something in black and white your brain thinks hmm that looks different/unusual...good?
#3
jayjayuk1234
Maybe sometimes the less detail there is, the less it shows up flaws.

Or, it could be the way your mind perceives colour.


Why is black and white in less detail? Surely the greys make up the detail? No?

Your second point involves a bit too much thinking for me at this time of night...
#4
simple object, simple photo, simple colour when B&W..... = object looks better...

:whistling:
#5
numptyj
maybe because we see sooo much colour in our everyday lives that when you see something in black and white your brain thinks hmm that looks different/unusual...good?


Hmm. I mean more photos of people. Like they look more flawless.

*katie*;8870572
I hate black & white photos of myself, I look about 12 in them!!
Nothing wrong with a bit if colour if you ask me!
My friends photo album on facebook is all black & white, really don't like it as it looks so dull...


That's not answering the question!
#6
StevenA2000_uk
simple object, simple photo, simple colour when B&W..... = object looks better...

:whistling:


Are you calling me simple?!
#7
angelfairee
Hmm. I mean more photos of people. Like they look more flawless.



That's not answering the question!


Okkk then, won't bother next time!!!!
#8
*katie*;8870594
Okkk then, won't bother next time!!!!


:lol:
#9
*katie*;8870594
Okkk then, won't bother next time!!!!


Ok good!
#10
angelfairee
Ok good!


Oh dear someone is grumpy! I only expressed a opinion & caused no harm lol
#11
*katie*;8870621
Oh dear someone is grumpy! I only expressed a opinion & caused no harm lol


I'm also non-harm-causing right now.
banned#12
the eye sees contrast better than colour, i guess removing the colour focuses the mind on the detail more

plus black & white pics have always been regarded as more artistic, and you can make them more contrasty to make them more moody
#13
angelfairee
Are you calling me simple?!


paranoid much AF? :p

:-D
#14
jubbyme
the eye sees contrast better than colour, i guess removing the colour focuses the mind on the detail more


But it's kind of like the other way around. Like you don't see as much detail and ultimately the photo looks more flawless.

StevenA2000_uk
paranoid much AF? :p

:-D


Shut it. Stick to your Hutton the beach. Idiot. :p
1 Like #15
angelfairee
Why is black and white in less detail? Surely the greys make up the detail? No?


A black and white photo has less detail than a colour photo, namely, the colour itself lol
#16
jayjayuk1234
A black and white photo has less detail than a colour photo, namely, the colour itself lol


No grey making it for it then?! Okay...makes sense. Thanks :)
#17
i prefer slightly more washed out photos, I'm gonna spam your thread with pictures I took aaages ago on project gotham 4 :)

http://img121.imageshack.us/img121/5927/edit2h.jpg

http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/4121/edit3x.jpg

http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/8660/edit1b.jpg
#18
Nude women always look good in B&W photos...Mail me them when you've taken them...;-)
banned#19
it also looks smoother as most film and digital camera's create noise in the colour spectrum, which you are removing

also, black & white pics are usually done with colour filtering-conversion to black & white in order to make the best of skin tones, or sky tones or some other feature (not just a straight conversion)
#20
jubbyme;8870651
the eye sees contrast better than colour, i guess removing the colour focuses the mind on the detail more


Colour is useful but ultimately a distraction. However it is also used as a tool :thumbsup:
Pick your favourite film and desaturate it, what do you think?
#21
*katie*;8870621
Oh dear someone is grumpy! I only expressed a opinion & caused no harm lol


I keep telling her jealousy is not a good trait!:roll:

ei8hty5ive
Nude women always look good in B&W photos...Mail me them when you've taken them...;-)


*AF goes to find wide angle lens*:giggle:
#22
i like black and white photo's too :whistling:

http://images2.fanpop.com/images/photos/6500000/jensen-ackles-jensen-ackles-6505537-413-475.jpg
#23
missp27
i like black and white photo's too :whistling:

http://images2.fanpop.com/images/photos/6500000/jensen-ackles-jensen-ackles-6505537-413-475.jpg


Hey, have I not told you before..............no posting my pics on the forum!!!:roll:
#24
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Hey, have I not told you before..............no posting my pics on the forum!!!:roll:


:oops: :w00t:
LooooooooLLLLL! sorry but i couldn't help myself!
1 Like #25
missp27
i like black and white photo's too :whistling:

http://images2.fanpop.com/images/photos/6500000/jensen-ackles-jensen-ackles-6505537-413-475.jpg


Me too...

http://elitechoice.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/ronaldo-armani-giorgio.jpg
#26
Actually, is anyone who knows what they're talking about in respect of photo editing still around? I've got 2 black and white photos that I've altered and I can't work out why I can't get one to do what the other one has done...I want to edit a whole load of them the same but I can't do ittttt. Waaaahhh.
#27
angelfairee;8870979
Actually, is anyone who knows what they're talking about in respect of photo editing still around? I've got 2 black and white photos that I've altered and I can't work out why I can't get one to do what the other one has done...I want to edit a whole load of them the same but I can't do ittttt. Waaaahhh.


What program are you using? If it's Photoshop you can setup batch processing.
#28
MBeeching
What program are you using? If it's Photoshop you can setup batch processing.


yup this ^ can set up a macro to do the hard work :)
#29
Could take you back to a simpler time subconsiously?

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