Black and White Photography Challenge
Last week I was challenged by a photographer friend to do black and white photography every day for five days. I thought sure, why not? I can do it. On the first day I photographed the first thing I could find and converted it into black and white. As the days went on, I searched more for things that would look good in black and white. In particular, I looked for subjects that had texture, tonality, and/or contrast. One late afternoon I walked into my kitchen and the light was streaming through the window just right, so I grabbed the closest object which happened to be an antique pitcher, and photographed it. The shadows and highlights came out great.
The best example of my black and white photography challenge was on day 5. My husband had just received a new laptop and was totally immersed in it while sitting on the front porch early Friday evening. The sun was at the perfect angle behind him and thought a sunburst effect might be fitting. Little did I know then how great it would look like a black and white image. There is contrast and tonality plus the added bonus of the mood that was portrayed in this portrait. “Deep in Thought” and “A Lightbulb Just Went Off” are just a couple of captions I could think of.
If you are ever challenged by a project like this, I highly recommend it.
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