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 the naked eye. This is referred to as “shot noise” and it varies in accordance with the magnitude of the […]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 kind of photography you most admired, and the gritty “Tri-X look” or “HP5 look” was certainly obvious in great images […]Read More