David Spellmeyer Photography

Photos of common things from uncommon perspectives

Posts from the ‘Photoshop Tricks’ category

Fun with Black and White in Color

I am often asked if I shoot my images in black and white.  When shooting film, I did.  Not any longer.  Digital cameras typically capture RGB color.  Photoshop has extensive capabilities to manipulate the color images into black and white.  When shooting film, one is kind of stuck with the color profile of the specific film.  It has been a while since I looked at the spectral responses to black and white films, but generally, those films worked reasonably flatly across the color spectrum.  In order to get rich black skies, one had to use a red filter. Read more