A to Z Challenge: Y is for Yellow Filter

Welcome to today’s post for the great Blogging A to Z Challenge!

Today is Y is for Yellow Filter.

Which is actually my sneaky way of getting Monochrome into the mix while at the same time finding something for Y, which was NOT easy.

There is a setting on my camera (and I imagine on most DSLR cameras, but I don’t want to assume) allowing me to take pictures in monochrome, which technically means “one colour”, but implies grayscale or black and white.

The Yellow Filter upon which this post is based (the letter Y, you know), is defined as follows: “With black and white film, colour filters were used to dictate how different colours in the scene were converted to mono, ensuring the result wasn’t a wash of dull midtones. The monochrome effects on digital SLRs let you recreate these filter effects. Choosing the yellow filter option darkens skies and makes white clouds stand out, while producing natural-looking results.”  http://www.digitalcameraworld.com/2015/05/15/digital-camera-effects-from-a-z-2/#null

Let’s see what happens when I try this out on my camera.

So, on my camera, to set Monochrome, you need to Click the Menu button, and then set the Picture Style to Monochrome.  Then when you take a picture, you get a black and white image.  So, here is an image in Standard colour, then in Black and White.

Colour Monochrome

And here is this same Black and White image with a Yellow Filter setting.  I don’t really see a difference.  Clearly I need some more practice with this…


I know I can also adjust the Yellow Filter in Photoshop Elements, but for the life of me I can’t figure it out right now.  But I’m ok with that, because these posts are about learning the mysteries of the DSLR, not Photoshop!

Posted on April 29, 2016, in A to Z Challenge and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 7 Comments.

  1. Hmm-mm. I am looking at both B&W’s and thinking the one with the yellow filter is maybe a little lighter, a little softer? They are both–no, they are all great photos, though!

    • I thought maybe so too, but I am not sure my eyes are just making it up to make me happy…Elliot very kindly stayed asleep while I was experimenting with Y and Z!

  2. I prefer the black and white before the yellow filter. I can see the difference. It seems to soften contrast and increase highlights? I’m sure you’ll learn more with different pictures 🙂

  3. It’s very subtle, but I notice that the shadowed parts aren’t as dark on the yellow filter picture. Which is totally interesting to me as I thought it would be the opposite!

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