hey alex...now this is a simple/stupid question, coming from a beginner..but when shooting in B&W, can you do it on your DSLR or do you do it in your photoshop program?
It's not a stupid question, and although I don't want to answer on Alex's behalf, this is what I've found.
It's better to always take colour images in camera. You then have the option of going monochrome with editing. If you take only monochrome in camera then you will not have the option of going back to colour later on.
I agree with you there Ed, I too think its much better to shoot color, even if you don't like it in color, because maybe in future you'll find that you could have used an element of that photo in a logo your designing or for something else.
I believe alex uses the last technique the video
he posted on his blog
. And its also the same one I do, it takes about 1 or two minutes in photoshop, I don't use the whole thing. The guy in the video does a bit od dodging and burning which I typically skip.
I like it alex,