I haven’t been taking a lot of pictures recently, so I thought I’d do a quick post to show you the five black and white filter presets available on Aperture 3.0. Below is the original color file, and then the black and white versions using the color filter presets, but with no other modifications. This should give you an idea how the filter simulation changes the overall tonality. Until next time, Z
As you can see, the effect of different filters ranges from subtle to dramatic. If you have settings like this available in your software, I strongly advise you to PLAY. It’s fun and interesting.
EDIT and ADDENDUM: After seeing Myrna’s comment, I decided to find something like a landscape shot, which I don’t do. I did find this image my son snapped in Ecuador, and since many black and white photographers use red or yellow filters to produce greater contrast in cloudy skies, I’ve added these examples: