Convert To Black and White For Better Concert Photos

Convert To Black and White For Better Concert Photos

If you’re forced to shoot in high-ISO “night mode” while snapping pics at a concert or in other spotty lighting, try converting your shot to black and white for occasionally photo-saving results. The Digital Photography School sticks that clever little journeyman’s tip at the tail end of a lot of higher-level tips for photographers with more serious rigs and experience. For those touting just a digicam or lacking pro-level lighting sense, though, the right kind of color-to-black-and-white process could rescue an otherwise noisy-looking batch of would-be bragging pieces. For the details on making the smart switch to black and white, check out our previous posts on black and white conversion, or Digital Photography School’s own advice. Photo by deep_schismic.


  • Great picture – how lucky to be there to shoot Gilmour! I’ve also become a huge fan of Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree who makes some really contemporary dreamy edgy music too… and of course saw “The Australian Pink Floyd” when they came to San Diego, CA late last year.

    Speaking of black and white conversions, you might want to check out Silver Efex Pro from Nik Software (full disclosure – I’m from Nik). Pretty good localized control for tough lighting situations (you can pretty much “point” at a trouble-area and fix it).


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