Facebook 5-Day Black & White Challenge

Today’s post by Mark Toal

Cowboy with hat down[1]

If you’re a photographer and on Facebook you probably know about the 5-day black & white challenge that everybody has been doing for the past month or so.

Circus posters bw[1]

There are a couple of ways that you can set your Micro Four-thirds camera to shoot in black and white. You can set up a custom mode to be black and white. This way if you aren’t ready to take the black and white plunge completely you still have the P, A, S, M modes set to shoot in color. I started using this method and decided I wasn’t really taking this project seriously if I didn’t set every mode to shoot in black and white. Check out this short video on how to set your Micro Four-thirds camera to black and white.

For this to work you need to also remember you’ll be shooting JPEG files and not RAW files since RAW files will not record black & white data. The great thing about Micro Four-thirds cameras is that you see what your photographing in black and white because of the LCD and electronic viewfinder.