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Monochrome Is Great With Mirrorless Cameras! Using the Canon EOS M50

December 4, 2019

Hey, this is Scott of Photography Banzai. Through most of my photography starting around
2002. I had done mostly color photography. At times I would edit photos to put them into
monochrome. However, these days I’m trying to specifically
make photos in monochrome. Now, the great thing about these mirrorless
cameras. The M50 specifically what I used for this
video… Is that you can switch it to monochrome profile. And then in the viewfinder you get the full
monochrome look. You get a good expectation of what you’ll
get in the end. That allows you to adjust things. Frame things with a monochrome perspective. Of course, you wouldn’t have gotten that in
the film days looking through a color viewfinder. Here’s the viewfinder of the M50 with the
monochrome profile enabled. You’ve got that nice monochrome look. It gives you a lot of options and ways to
understand how your photo will look after the fact. So I went out with this camera and I specifically
tried to take some photos in monochrome. Settings wise I had the camera in program
mode for the beginning. Just very simple. Trying to focus on composition and angling
photos. Trying to look at it in the monochrome perspective
with all of the tones of the different areas of the photo. That way I could potently get the best out
of that situation. Eventually I did switch to full manual mode,
but that was towards the end. And it was interesting because I thought maybe
this camera could not do full manual and still give me that monochrome perspective through
the viewfinder and everything… But it did and that was a pleasant surprise. One mistake that I made when taking these
photos is that I had the camera set to full RAW mode with the output and I did not have
JPEGs enabled. So basically that means I just had the RAW
files and those are in color of course in this situation. So what you can do… First you can expose or basically process
the photos inside the camera and you’ll still get that monochrome look that you were expecting
and taking at the time. I’m going to go into playback mode. In that case you want to also go into menu
and you’ve got some some options here. So we’re just going to go into RAW processing. Select images… er, actually select range. That way we can get all of them at once. Okay, we’ve got it. I’m just going to use the standard default
settings. You can adjust things in the camera if you
wanted to. At that point it’s going to go through every
single image in the camera and just make those JPEG files. But also depending on your photo editing software
you can get the monochrome through the RAWs. There’s probably some data that Canon puts
into the RAW files and it basically sets that picture profile in the RAW. So when you open it in the proper editor… In this case it only worked in Canon’s specific
software that you can download from them. And it’ll just basically have that setting
enabled by default. Let’s do a little comparison of the JPEGs
from the camera to RAWs that I edited… After my little mishap, I don’t think I would
want to only take JPEG photos. It is nice to have that RAW image that I can
do a lot more with after the fact. So that’s it for this video. Hope you enjoyed it on the monochrome photography. I’ve definitely going to try to do more of
that in the future. Anyways, if you did like this video please
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  • Reply Darc 1027 August 27, 2018 at 8:45 am

    Are mirrorless cameras full frame or crop sensor? Thank you so much for sharing the video and cheers

  • Reply Darc 1027 August 28, 2018 at 12:07 am

    have you heard how soon canon will be coming out with a full frame mirrorless …………..thanks for answering my questions could you do a video on real estate photography i would like to get a few pointers for you thanks man love the videos keep it up.

  • Reply Fotodiox Inc September 10, 2018 at 4:07 pm

    Interesting video. Nice work

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