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Posted 31 March 2020 - 11:16 AM
Posted 31 March 2020 - 12:39 PM
This can be convenient if you are not familiar with - or don’t want to bother about - post processing.
Once you want to take more control over the resulting picture you will want to do it in post-processing.
As for all other post-processing, while all photo editing software will allow you to turn a picture to BW, some will do a better job - or have better presets (which can be nice starting points) - than others.
As regards conversion to BW my personal preference is using Tonality from Skylum (previously MacPhun)
Posted 31 March 2020 - 01:52 PM
I really don't see a reason to give up a color image. It is easy and effectively a better option to convert an image in post processing. It also gives you the option of having both a color and B&W version of the image available. Or the option to leave in color once you have seen the final image...
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Posted 31 March 2020 - 02:44 PM
Posted 08 April 2020 - 12:08 PM
Most of the people I know who shoot B&W on their digital cameras shoot RAW+Jpeg normal with their picture control set to monochrome so that the review image is black and white. That allows them to judge light and contrast while they're shooting. They then save only the RAW images and convert them to B&W in post.