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Old 04-25-2014, 01:28 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by MagnumForce View Post
Your camera does it no differently than photoshop does, having your camera do the work doesn't make you better or worse than anyone else. Is shooting in black and white more legit than converting to black and white in photoshop?
To me, it's considerably different. If you're shooting in B&W from the camera, you are making a choice then and there that you wanted a B&W photo for a specific reason. There was a motive that you felt B&W would better tell the story of the photo.

People who jump over to B&W when they get to post processing are usually trying to polish a turd. Their exposure was off, the colors were poorly reproduced or any number of other problems. There often seems to be this misguided theory that B&W can "cover up" the technical mistakes one makes when shooting a photo.

Call a spade a spade, how many people have you seen use B&W to cover up high sun, or hideous backlighting that was painfully obvious in color?
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