Wedding Photography: Black and White Info

Digital photography gives great flexibility when it comes to black and white prints (these prints ARE NOT made on an inkjet - they are made on normal, commercial photo printer machines). The professional digital camera system I use records each image in high resolution color. As I process the wedding images afterwards, I will also create a full set of black & white images.

In fact, when your CD of wedding images arrive, you have two choices on screen: a color display and black & white display. Additionally, if you choose to buy the master digital files, you will receive each image in color, as well as a complete set of standard black & white images!

The standard black & white files represent the equivalent of shooting black & white film throughout the wedding day. It is a timeless and classic look, and many people choose to intersperse these images throughout their wedding album.

Not only that, but custom black & white images can be created on an image-by-image basis at a very reasonable cost. By adjusting the colors of the image BEFORE converting it to black & white, the conversion process can be highly selective and greatly controlled. Some images can definitely benefit from this process.

Featured at right are several examples of color, standard black & white images, along with custom black & white. As you'll notice, the standard black & white images are the equivalent of shooting high quality black & white film throughout the day. The custom black & white images make a more noticeable difference on very colorful images, but can also be used on regular shots.


Color image


Standard BW (notice the similar shade
of gray in the lettering and the background?)


Custom BW


Color image


Standard BW


Custom BW
(slightly deeper tone on altar railing,
darker flowers,
lighter color in background brick)


Color image


Standard BW


Custom BW

 

 
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