"Back in the day" photographers used film to create their photographs (and before that, they used glass plates). Wow. Now we create color images in digital cameras and then convert them to black and white images in Photoshop. It is important that you pay attention to contrast and detail when converting your images. Digital black and whites can look "muddy" if you don't do it right. See "Actions" (to the right).
Hand Colored Black & Whites
35 mm Film
Holga: Toy Camera!
Infrared Black & White Film
Actions: A set of instructions that the computer performs for you in Photoshop.
Why do we use actions?
We use actions to create uniform results, as well as to save ourselves time.
You can buy actions or create them yourself.