Color, Black & White, Monochrome

A few thoughts on the color shades of photography:

The primary additive colors for light are red, green, and blue; the primary subtractive colors (which give the primary additive colors when subtracted from white light) are magenta, cyan, and yellow.  Put all of the various color pixels together and you end up with one great color image.

Black and White is a monochrome image using black as the color.

A Monochrome photo is an image made of one color plus shades of that one color such as black and various shades, or blue and various shades of blue.

Comparing the three images below, which do you prefer, the “color”, the “black and white” or the “monochrome”?

Classes begin January 22, 2013 — see the information and schedule in the post below.

Color Sunset Wisp

Color Sunset Wisp

Black & White Sunset Wisp

Black & White Sunset Wisp

Monochrome Sunset Wisp

Monochrome Sunset Wisp

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2 responses to “Color, Black & White, Monochrome

  1. Hi

    For me I’m between the color & the monochrome. That’s a nice image to work with. It’s going to take some getting used to but I Like the new pen tablet. Enjoy the family

    Ed

    Sent from my iPhone

  2. I’ll have to drag out the tablet and give it a try . . . but first, upgrade to PS6.

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