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Film

Adding grain to your black and white photos

Film grain has often divided black-and-white photographers. Some detested it and chose their film stock and chemicals to minimise it, while others liked graininess and saw it as a quality. It probably depended on the […]

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How to mimic film grain

A lot of admirers of black-and-white photography mention its gritty appearance as one of its attractions. If that’s your thing, you’ll be glad to know that Silver Efex Pro offers one of the best ways […]

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The balancing act of shadows and noise

Ideally, an exposure should capture detail in the brightest highlights and in the deepest shadows, and give the viewer a full range of tones. But digital sensors do not yet match the dynamic range of […]

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Need a title sequence on a budget? Try the milk effect!

If you need a great title sequence for your film, but have zero budget, then try this, which uses nothing more exotic than milk. You can create the entire effect for pennies and it can […]

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