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Learn by Doing Photography – Black and White Photography

Learn by Doing Photography – Practice your photography skills with weekly photography assignments. I will post a new assignment every Friday, you can post your pictures at the bottom of this post or on the DigitalCamFan Facebook. If you have any questions please refer to the guidelines, if you have no questions jump right in any time!

Learn by Doing Photography Assignment #31 – Black and White Photography

Before you go a step further check out this article –  Interview with Bernhard J Suess – I found Bernhard to be an extremely inspiring photographer! He made me stop and think about photography differently. I first read about him in an article on the New York Institute of Photography – Choosing subjects for black and white photos.

Mark Wallace always has a great tutorial! Some good tips about shape, color and light!

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Mark Wallace always has a great tutorial! Some good tips!

Amazing Black and White Photography!

This week on LBD Photography we picked up our camera and concentrated on black and white photography! What we find is some things look better in color and some look better in black and white. The photographs below are all inspiring photographs in black and white. These photographers all did an amazing job capturing the beauty in black and white! Thank-you for sharing your photographs!

VladimirShibanov

Vladimir Shibanov

spodzone

spodzone

sina

-sina-

philwirks

philwirks

Nardi Francesco

Nardi Francesco

LifeIsPixels

LifeisPixels – Thanks for 550,000 views!

Kroess Photo

Kroess.photo.

KeithKwok

Keith Kwok

john

john@aus

Jcaragones

jcaragones

ChtiBreton

Chti-breton

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LBD Photography – Seeing in Black and White

Learn by Doing Photography – Practice your photography skills with weekly photography assignments. I will post a new assignment every Friday, you can post your pictures at the bottom of this post or on the DigitalCamFan Facebook. If you have any questions please refer to the guidelines, if you have no questions jump right in any time!

Learn By Doing Photography Assignment #10 Seeing in Black and White
This week simply turn your dial to Monochrome and shoot in black and white or take your picture in color and edit your photograph later. Either way take a look at the world around you in black and white.

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When you think of all the great black and white photographers, I think of the phrase “Seeing the world in black and white”. The great black and white photographers can see the contrast, see the light, they know that red and green are about the same tone and will produce the same color gray.

The only way to see in black and white is to practice… So pick up your camera this week and take some pictures in monochrome. I personally like to take mine in RAW, this way I can shoot them in black and white with the camera and still be able to compare the images in color when I get home. Looking at a red apple, taking a picture and then immediately seeing what color it will be on your viewfinder is pretty amazing!

Below is the same picture in color…

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Excellent tutorial on how to take take black and white photographs. Not only tips on how to take the photograph and how to edit the photograph, but also which photographs looks better in color vs when a good time to use black and white!

Remember you can post your pictures at the bottom of this post or on the DigitalCamFan Facebook. If you have any questions please refer to the guidelines, if you have no questions jump right in any time!

Next Week Learn by Doing Assignment #11 – Seeing the textures around us!

Black and White Photography – Learn by Doing

Assignment #42 Tale a picture in black and white

I took a black and white photography class about a year ago. One of the lessons we had was we could only shoot in black and white the entire time we were in class.  I completely forgot about that part of the class until just now! It was great and I think for this week I will turn off color again! It helps you see like your camera does.

What it does is helps you see your photo without the distraction of color. You will start to see your composition more, see where the light is coming from, see contrast…

There are two ways to take a monochrome picture – you can either turn the dial on your camera from standard to monochrome or shoot in color and edit later on your computer. The thing about changing your dial to monochrome on your camera means it will always be in black and white. If you shoot in color and edit later you will always be able to decide if you like it in color or black and white.

There are some great tips in this video!

Remember you can post your pictures at the bottom of this post or on DigitalCamFan FaceBook wall. If you have questions about “Learn By Doing” Please refer to the guideline page. If you have no questions post away!

Your Turn!



Deciding on a style… color or monochrome today!

As you may know I am taking a night time class “intro to black and white”! Because of this my posts might be consumed with black and white.  The assignment I was given was to take 2 pictures of everything (one in color and one in black and white) Find set of pictures you like the color better and the other set is where you think  black and white brought your picture to life. This was a great exercise!

What I learned… I looked in complete opposite directions for both pictures! When I was looking for color I was looking for bold, bright beautiful colors. When I was trying to find a picture in black and white I was looking for shadows, contrast different angles of light.

Here are my two pictures. This first one I picked the color photo I thought the colors jumped out too much to go black and white on this one.

On this next one I choose the black and white because I thought it added more depth and interest to the to picture!

 

 

Pick up your camera and try it! I learned a lot in fact I am still taking pictures and looking at both to see which I like better and why!

 

 

Why black and white photography?

First question of the night at my intro to black and white photography class last week. Well actually it was the third question first two were name and camera model, but those were easy to answer.

The third made me think… she wanted an example. She wasn’t looking for an answer like “I want to see in black and white” A lot of  answers revolved around  Ansel Adams or personal experiences.

I thought about it… when did I see in black and white, when is the first time I thought, wow! Of course I have always admired black at white photography. But when did I as a photographer want to see myself in black and white.

This is where I need to say a sincere thank-you to @dcharlwood You can also view his work at www.charlwoodphotography.com and his flickr stream or you might have a photography question for him.

I bought my first Canon Rebel in 2009 and started DigitalCamFan soon after that I signed on to twitter for the first time. I asked a question i can’t remember what the question was, but David answered me…. He was kind and encouraging. I saw his photos on flickr and saw photography as art. I thought wow I love photography and I love this community. Not once has there been a day where I didn’t feel only encouragement from photographers helping me along the way.

At about that same time my grandma was visiting I had taken a picture of her at a tea house. I had just bought the Canon 50mm lens and was excited to try it out.

Of course I loved the picture for my own personal reasons. My grandma is simply one of the most amazing ladies I know… seriously… She inspires me every day to be better.

David took that picture and converted it to black and white. I loved it even more. That is the moment I thought I love black and white. I love the depth her wrinkles have, the timelessness of this picture, the simplicity, the contrast the elegance, an emotion!

I have this picture hanging in my kitchen! So thank-you David for helping me see in black and white!

Learn By Doing – Monochrome

Assignment #9 – Learn By Doing – Take a picture in Black and White

I am excited to see your pictures! You can post at the bottom of this post or on DigitalCamFan FaceBook wall. If you have questions about “Learn By Doing” Please refer to the guideline page.  If you have no questions post away!

Simple enough… Right! Just take a picture in black and white! If you have never changed that dial to monochrome today is the day! Look it up in your manual if you have to! Find out how to change your picture style from standard to monochrome.

This week my camera has been set on monochrome for the first time which has opened my eyes to a whole new world. This week I have been taking two pictures of every picture. One in color one in monochrome.

In photography it is all about the light…. Where is the light coming from, is there enough light in the room. Well when shooting in monochrome there is no color so your eye is drawn to the light.  Shapes, textures everything that was there in color just feels different in black and white. It helps you look at the basic photo without the distraction of color. I find myself thinking about composition more when I have my picture style set in monochrome.

I think shooting in black and white will have a positive effect on my color photography.

What have I learned this week while using monochrome
Trying to pay more attention to composition
Looking for the light
paying attention to what people are wearing
Looking for contrast where before I might shy away from it
I feel like I look at lines and curves more in my picture
I see highlights better
Notice negative space or think of things that perhaps I should have cropped out of the picture.

Your Turn!