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Hey Steve,
First of all thank you in advance for your help. I have a question about Black & White photography. If you look at the attached photo, it's not just a typical b&w photo taken by a cam switched to b&w mode, it has some special effect that makes it like old, vintage and amazing photo taken by an old camera, a photo that makes you travel back in time. My question is: Does this type of photography has a name? Does it require a special type of camera or lens? Or it is generated by Photoshop?
Thank you again,
Regards,
Youssef

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Hi Youssef,
Thank you for your question, this is really just black and white photography with a few effects added. In this case, I would guess that some grain has been added, plus some tonal contrast, to give a more structured look to the image.  There are a number of different softwares available for this type of work, but by far the most comprehensive in my view is Nik Silver Efex Pro  https://www.google.com/nikcollection/products/silver-efex-pro/

This gives plenty of different ways to treat black and whites, and you can experiment endlessly to find your own favourite method and style.

Hope this helps,

Best wishes,

Steve  

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