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Old Mar 29, 2009, 11:41 AM   #1
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It's in a "historic" area in downtown Birmingham. It's a very popular place for photo classes to shoot. The couple of other times I went, I just left because classes were in session and I really felt out of place lol. So I went yesterday and there was no one else, so I snapped a couple. I used the in camera B&W settings, but someone mentioned using a green or red filter. I will look into that.

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Old Mar 29, 2009, 12:24 PM   #2
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There are lots of ways to create a B&W image, and doing so in post processing gives you a lot more flexibility and creativity. Plus, if you don't like what you get, you've still got the color image.

See Case Study: Converting a Colour Photo to B&W
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As TCav suggested, just about any photo editor software will convert colored images to a variety of color modes (SEPIA, B&W, etc.). I don't think I have ever used the camera to convert the image to B&W. Although I like your shots from a composition point of view, it appears that the images don't quite look B&W (now, that could certainly be attributed to my monitor - to a certain extent). One of the best editor for B&W convertion is Lightzone. It give you many options such as IR effect, high/low contrast and many options of color filters you can apply to the image. Another decent one is the "free" Picasa, by Google. It also offers color filters among many other options.
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Thank youboth for the comments.I will look at the link provided. And from this point forward,I will shoot in color then change to B&W!
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