Posts tagged “Black and White Photography

Hard Edges (Two Photographs)

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The camera and computer add sharpening, we can add more when we edit and the photo gets sharpened once more when it leaves the post processing software. Too much of it leads to halos or white outlines around objects. Three solutions: do no sharpening or do less of it, paint the outlines away or follow some of the more complicated  tutorials on the web. I usually go back and try minimizing the sharpening but I will paint away outlines if all else fails. Fortunately these photos had no unusual problems.

 


Patterns and Perspectives (Two Photographs)

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You often read about looking for patterns when people talk about ideas on what to shoot. This is a straight on photo but because of the way I was standing the perspective appears slightly off. Add to this a semblance of a pattern and an audience could be forgiven for looking twice at this type of scene.


What’s Important? (Three Photographs)

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What’s important to me in photography is taking photographs I like, passing along ideas, tips etc. I am constantly trying new things in the field and in post-processing. I have no expectation that everything will work, or that they will have an appreciative audience. Success is measured in many ways and that is something I bear in mind in all my endeavours.


Imagining an Outcome (Two Photographs)

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From my days working with professional photographers in my teens I realized what made a pro a pro was their ability to describe what the photograph would look like before they took it and guarantee the results.

Envisioning the final result is an important step in my work. Though I will admit that it sometimes does not work quite the way I hoped.


Unfashionable (Two Photographs)

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I have read and have been told that the taking of a flower top down is unfashionable, pedestrian and to be avoided. So here I am breaking norms again with a painterly flower. Sometimes when I read abut photography I think there are too many unnecessary guidelines, rules and admonitions.

 

 


Kaleidoscope (Two Photographs)

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It is always a challenge when you go someplace you have been many times to find a new take, a detail you missed before or a change warranting notice. I was walking towards this building which I have seen many times but it was recently renovated and the new windows made for a great kaleidoscopic effect.


Show-Time (Two Photographs)

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I went to this fair where local craftsmen, antique shops etc. show and sell their goods. Normally these events provide  significant opportunity for great shots. But this year I was hard pressed to see something I had not seen the year before. I took very few shots, of which these two may be the best.