Black and white. It's a challenging photographic technique. Another approach? Aim your camera at black and white subjects!
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Photo Blogging Challenge – The Notebook (June 2020)
I have a bit of a thing for notebooks and have several on my desk at all times, a variety of spiral bound, sewn, glued, stapled, small, large, soft-covered, hard-covered, lined and unlined where I jot down ideas, make lists, take notes on things I read or find interesting and do my best to keep organized. But I didn’t photograph any of my current set of notebooks for this post. Read on to learn why...
Photo Blogging Challenge – Black and White (August 2016)
I haven't done much black and white photography. But that changed thanks to this month's photo blogging challenge. I switched my digital camera to monotone mode; that camera processee the jpg files in black and white while leaving me with full colour RAW files for blogging, tweeting, etc. The other result from changing the picture mode to monotone is that everything seen through the EVF and on the LCD screen is in black and white. That really helped me focus on shape, form, lines, patterns, textures and other sources of tonal contrast - elements of composition that become particularly important when colour isn't part of the equation. The biggest thing I learned by doing this is that viewing a composition in black and white makes for stronger compositions; I think I'll use this mode on a semi-regular basis.
Photo Blogging Challenge – Black & White (September 2014)
This month's "Black & White" theme came as a welcome follow-up to last month's colourful theme - an opportunity to focus on subject matter and composition without the distraction of colour. Black and white prompts me to be more mindful of textures, details, highlights and shadows - something I appreciate when I go back to …
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