What is noise?
There are three sources of noise, which manifests itself as a graininess in your images. First, all light has noise, much like static in a radio signal, but this isn’t something you can see with […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More
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 […]Read More