Press the Menu button, and then use the right-arrow button to the right of the LCD screen to scroll through the menu pages until you find Picture Style. Use the down-arrow button to highlight the item.
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This method will automatically take pictures in black and white. You won’t be able to change it back to color.
Press the down-arrow button to cycle through the Picture Style options until you find Monochrome. Press the Set button to select monochrome operation, and your camera is ready to shoot in black-and-white.
Rotate the mode dial to CA, Portrait, Landscape, Sports or Night Portrait. Press the Q button and then the Up/Down arrows to highlight ‘Standard Setting’. Then use the Left/Right arrows to select Monochrome Press the Down arrow to select the ‘Effect’ bar and then the Left/Right arrows again to select B/W
The T3i offers a couple different ways to capture images in black and white…
Press the Set button to access the Picture Style list, and use the down-arrow button to highlight Monochrome. Press the Set button again to select monochrome operation, and then press the Menu button to exit menu mode. Your camera is ready to shoot in black-and-white.
Shooting in black-and-white with any Canon EOS requires a simple change to the Picture Style setting, available in the camera’s menus. It’s also possible to shoot in full color and convert your images to black-and-white using software supplied with your camera.
Using Digital Photo Professional to Convert to Black-and-White
This method is more involved, but it ensures you have a colored version and a B&W version.
Click File on the menu bar and Save As from the drop-down list. Name your black-and-white photo and click Save. You now have both the color original and the black-and-white copy.
One drawback with using Picture Style on-camera is the possibility of forgetting to change back to color mode. Many image editing applications can turn color photos into black-and-white after shooting, and Canon’s Digital Photo Professional ships with your camera, or, if you’ve misplaced your disk, you can download it from Canon’s support website.
There are two methods to access Picture Style. Each works the same way, and the methods are common to most Canon EOS models.
Open Digital Photo Professional and navigate to the folder containing photos to convert. Double-click the image to open the editor.
Rotate the mode dial to P, Tv, Av or M. Program mode (P) is most similar to Auto mode. Press the down arrow and a list of ‘Picture Styles’ will appear. From this list select Monochrome then pressSET Change the Ambience Selection to B/W
After taking a series of shots in color, just access the MENU, highlight the Playback tab (play icon) and then select Creative Filters. Select an image you want to apply the filter to and press SET. Then select the ‘Grainy B/W’ creative filter.
Use the left and right arrows to adjust the B/W effect then press SET. Select ‘OK’ to save a copy of the image, leaving you with a colored version and a B&W version. Change your Picture style to Monochrome
Press the down-arrow button. The Picture Style list appears on the LCD screen.
Click on the Adjust image colors tab. Click and drag the Saturation slider all the way to the left. The color is removed from your photo, leaving a black-and-white image.