Monotone photography is a type of photography that displays only one tone of color instead of the original colors; this color tone might be black and white (monochrome), red, blue, green, or any other colors. People make monotonic photos for some reasons; it can be just for the sake of art or many of them do it to emphasize something in their pictures. Whatever your reasons are, creating monotone photography is relatively easy but it needs the right technique. With the availability of photo-editing software, creating monotone pictures will only take minutes to finish.
Here are the things that you will need:
1. A digital camera (preferably a DSLR camera) with a memory card
2. A desktop computer or laptop that has a photo editing software (such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Lightroom, Apple Aperture, etc.)
3. Memory card reader to transfer your photos from your camera to your computer
4. Last but not least, some basic skills on how to operate your camera and your computer
The whole process will cost you $0 by assuming you already have a camera, a computer, and a photo-editing program.
For demonstration purpose, this is the list of equipment that I used to make these sets of instructions:
1. A Canon 550D (Rebel T3i in the USA) DSLR camera with SD Memory Card
2. A 2009 Apple MacBook Pro
3. Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Mac
Different cameras or softwares have different interfaces. However, I will try to give the instruction as general as I could. As long as you get the concept, you should be able to do this using different equipment.
Step 1: Preparing the Pictures
1. Plug your memory card to your computer using the memory card reader
2. Open your memory card folder
• If you are using a Windows computer, open My Computer to find your memory card folder
• If you are using a Mac, the folder will appear on your Desktop
3. Find the photo that you want to use
4. Right-click on the photo, then click Copy
5. Paste your photos on your Desktop by making a right-click on your Desktop, then choose Paste Item
Note: you can paste your photos anywhere in your computer but I would recommend pasting those on your Desktop so they will become easy to find