I had a ball shooting B&W. I forgot how rewarding it can be. More on shooting B&W to come!
Shooting B&W is a great time to use Canon 7D’s JPG+RAW shooting function.
Posted onApril 14, 2010June 22, 2011Authorphotoframd9 Comments
So what actually happens when the B&W photo is saved as Raw? Well, surprisingly all of the color information is still saved in the Raw file. If you change your mind and want a full color photo, all you have to do is change the Picture Style in Canon’s Digital Photo Professional (DPP). The Picture Style has NO permanent effect on a Raw file. It simply adds an additional tag to the Raw file indicating the Picture Style which was used when the photo was taken. You can change the Picture Style at will. Pretty cool right!
With these settings in place, you can now make additional changes like setting the Picture Style to Monochrome and repeating the above steps to further customize the Custom Function. You now have two completely different setting groups available on your Canon 7D. By following these steps, you can now quickly switch between color and B&W photography just by turning the Mode Dial.
The first step in the process is to Register. Cursor to Register and press the Set button. (Should you later want to erase these settings, you will also see the option to Clear Settings on this screen too.)
Adobe Camera Raw, Lightroom and Capture One ignore the Picture Style setting
To be honest, I have not thought about shooting in black & white for years. Back in my film days, it was getting harder and harder to find someone local that would process and print B&W film. Then I bought the Canon 20D, and I never looked back. But, thanks to all my new Friends on Facebook, I have been inspired. B&W is used in such creative ways today to produce photos with drama and beauty that is lost in full color.
Yes, the Canon 7D has a B&W mode. It is available as a Picture Style from the button on the back of the camera (see the red ring above). Use the Multi-function Controller (joystick) to select the M – Monochrome Picture Style. If you click the Info button, you can customize the setting further. Best yet, the Canon 7D has built-in Filter Effects to simulate shooting with Yellow, Orange, Red, Blue and Green Filters. The wonders of digital – no more expensive color filters to forget to pack!
However, if you save the photos as JPGs in the Canon 7D, all of the color information is lost. The Canon 7D does save the images as RGB JPGs instead of Greyscale JPGs for full compatibility, but the images are monochromatic. Even boosting the Saturation level in Photoshop will not restore the color values.
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Finalize the Custom Function with the OK selected and press the Set button.
It is important to note that only Canon’s DPP will read the Picture Style tag in the Canon 7D Raw file. Adobe Camera Raw 5.6 (as shown above) along with Lightroom 3 (Beta 2) and even Capture One 5 Pro will preview the Raw file as a Thumbnail in B&W. However, as soon as you click on the image, each program reads the Raw file and generates its own thumbnail in color and opens the image in full color. (I was shooting in RAW+JPG for all of my B&W shots. That’s why you see double images, both a color Raw file and a B&W JPG.)
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It seems every Canon introduces a new way to set Custom Functions. The Canon 7D is no different. By default, each of the Custom Functions starts at the camera default settings. If you are happy with the way you have customized the settings on the Canon 7D, you will want to copy those setting to a Custom Function to begin. Start with the 3rd Wrench Setting in the Menu and use the Multi-Function Controller (joystick) to cursor down to the Camera user setting then press the Set button.
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Basically, Custom Functions will take a snap shot of all the settings applicable to one of the other Modes (P, TV, AV, M or B) and store them either C1, C2 or C3. It includes your AF Focusing mode as well as your Video Capture settings. Once the Custom Function is set, you can continue to tweak the settings … like add a Picture Style of Monochrome to shoot stills and/or video in B&W. You could now switch very quickly between color and B&W photography. Pretty cool!
Hint – if you are new to B&W, just remember the following tips:
Be honest … have you ever used those additional spots on the Mode Dial? That C1, C2 and C3 are called Custom Functions and they can be a real time saver.
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Which Dial Mode setting do you want to use? Cursor to either C1, C2 or C3 on this screen and press the Set button.
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Well, the Canon 7D knows you want to shoot B&W and will display the image on the camera’s LCD as a B&W photo. If you are on-location, it is very important to know that “you got the shot”. B&W does take practice and it is easier to see it than try to think how it will look in Photoshop.
5. Update these setting as you go by repeating these steps.
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Posted onApril 12, 2010June 22, 2011Authorphotoframd9 Comments
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Red Filter will appear to darken cool colors like Blues and Greens and lighten warm colors like Reds and Orange. Green Filter will do the opposite, darkening warm colors and lighten cool colors. Yellow Filter will appear to lighten yellows to almost white and produce a subtle shift to all other colors.