dp-now.com – Did you know?… Mono digital photography can be fun?

dp-now.com – Did you know?… Mono digital photography can be fun?
now.com – Did you know?… Mono digital photography can be fun?I spotted a question on a newsgroup discussion board about whether a digital camera could be used for black and white photography. The answer is, of course, a resounding yes!Some digital cameras have a monochrome mode, but my suggestion is that you should shoot in colour as normal and make the image mono later, using an image editing package, such as Adobe Photoshop, Corel Photo-Paint, MGI PhotoSuite, etc.I recently had a bit of fun with some mono shooting, using an Olympus C-4040Z. I was privileged to attend an exhibition of mono prints shot by the British photojournalist, Nick Danziger, featured in his latest book: ‘The British’. Danziger, who is sponsored by Olympus and uses OM-system SLRs, specialises in mono film photography, often using very fast film that delivers an atmospheric grainy and contrasty effect that lends itself very well to his ‘moments in a life’ captured style of picture taking. Here are some thumbnail examples from his book: