Neutral Density Filters

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A Neutral Density (ND) filter is a semi-transparent piece of glass that is used to reduce the amount of light entering the camera, enabling a longer exposure time than otherwise possible. This filter also blocks all frequencies across visible spectrum, thereby not introducing any colour cast. That is why it’s called a neutral density filter. … Read more

Developing Digital Black & White

Trogon in Black & White

In my previous write up, we discussed Digital black & white Photography. Let us now consider the best techniques for converting a colour photograph to black & white. In-camera digital black & white photography will often not yield the best example of black & white photo, which is why it’s advisable to shoot in RAW … Read more

Introduction to Digital Black & White Photography

The Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi

We see colour photos very differently from black and white photos, because we don’t actually see the world in black, white, and shades of grey. In colour, we’re looking at and discerning things in a scene based on the actual colours we perceive. Colour helps us to differentiate one pictorial elements from another. In a … Read more

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