If the title was confusing (blame the Bloodhound Gang), today's theme is black and white (B&W). This seemed easy enough in theory to tackle, but as I found out, the lack of color really requires you to think a bit more about your shot. Because of this, I relied on a bit of advice recently given to me saying "a good photo captures a moment, a great photo makes you see what the photographer saw, and the best do both simultaneously" - J. Contrast seemed to be a key element in realizing a good B&W and I struggled to find it initially, but as time drew on I was able to snap some photos that turned out alright. As I read about best practices for B&W, I interestingly found that shooting in RAW and color was ideal and then convert to B&W during post processing. Since I am new to the game I stuck to JPEG, but still shot in color and used Aperture for B&W post processing.
|ISO 100, 50mm, 0EV, f/2, 1/1600|
|ISO 100, 50mm, f/1.4, 1/1600|
|ISO 100, 50mm. 0EV, f/1.4, 1/4000|
- Contrast baby!
- Shoot in color and RAW and convert to B&W later.