Posts tagged “Black and White Photography

Museums (Three Photographs)

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Museums are a gift to photographers:

  1. Sometimes they inadvertently do comedy (note first photograph entitled Sculpture in Box – its been boxed for shipment)
  2. They usually have amazing architecture
  3. You can learn lighting from the Old Masters, e.g. the Dutch Masters


Half a Window (Two Photographs)

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From a distance I saw this tattered, flaky old window and the shapes of things inside. If it drew my attention, I thought that perhaps it might equally engage the interest of others. (Isn’t that what photography is all about?)


Modern Perspectives (Two Photographs)

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These were taken in the National Gallery of Canada, a magnificent building. The first is done with a dutch tilt. Like the rule of thirds it is one of many standards taught in some photography schools and highly rated in some photography clubs. I believe there is a time and a place for these techniques but they are infrequent. The second photograph tries a textured layered approach to what is a gallery and staircase. Another approach I would use sparingly.


Fall (Two Photographs)

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These are some photos I took in the fall intending to do high contrast abstract work with them. But nature has one-upped me and I think these trees look great just the way they were. For the vast majority of my photography I try to stay as faithful to reality as I can.


Brick (Three Photographs)

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I find patterns in brick interesting and I have shot a few series showing off some of these more intimate bits of the urban environment. In this case all three are in black and white ensuring the detail of the designs are front and centre. The colour versions will follow as they are part of the series, but they convey an entirely different story.


Flowers in Black and White (Two Photographs)

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I read that flowers in black and white, specifically wild flowers can pose a challenge. I can see why monochrome editing for flowers may not be a common approach. Opinions like rules can be limiting and testing the limits of what is possible in photographic processing never hurt anyone.


Trees -2 (Two Photographs)

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These tree photographs were taken in early spring, when there was still a chill in the air. I liked the abstract nature of the canopy; little has been done to to enhance the photograph. The original files were taken in black and white on my Fuji camera.