14 Aug Monochrome Flowers in Capture One (Will Also work in Lightroom)

Source: Thomas Fitzgerald Photography

Flowers are probably not the subject you normally associate with black and white images, but you can actually create some nice imagery with the right black and white technique. As I haven’t been able to get out to take photos as much as I used to over the past few months, with the current global situation, I’ve been making the most of any photos I do get. So, when I shot some flowers at a stately home and gardens recently, I’ve been making as much use of them as possible. I’ve already shared the main set of phots form the shoot, but I’ve also been using the images to experiment with different techniques. One of these was creating nice monochrome flower images.

I had actually planned on doing something else altogether with these shots. I had set up an album with a few photos, and I was ready to do a video on colour grading in Capture One, but as I was experimenting and practicing before recording I just tried applying one of my black and white presets on one of the images, and suddenly, I realised I had something interesting.

Obviously, everything I am about to say is subjective, and everyone has different tastes and styles, but what follows are some things I think works for making interesting monochrome images out of flowers.

Techniques for Monochrome Flower Images

There are a couple of things that I think is important, and this is how I would approach creating nice black and white images

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