Posts Tagged ‘Black & White Photography’

Color Contrast Explained

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Color contrast can be used in color photography to help a subject stand out, or alternatively, blend in, with a background. It's also important for black and white photography as an item that stands out due to a strong color contrast may disappear into the background in black and white.

In this article we'll look more at color contrast - how it can help or hinder, and how you can control it.

Color Contrast Explained

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October 30th, 2016 at 3:21 pm

Five tips for better creative photography

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Modern cameras offer a lot of semi-intelligent automation that makes it fairly easy to get a photo where the technical aspects (such as exposure and focus) are correct. But what they can't do (at least not on purpose) is to take a creative photo - that relies on you. In this article we'll look at some tips to help get you taking more creative and compelling images, and improving your photography skills.

Five tips for better creative photography

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Ten things your camera can see that your eyes can’t

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Often in photography, the problem we feel we have is that the photos we take don't match what we saw at the time. The way the camera works is quite different from the human eye. While there is nothing wrong with trying to capture what you saw, have you ever thought about using your camera to capture what you can't see?

In this article I'll cover 10 things that your camera can see but you can't, with an added bonus point at the end. Capturing photos that don't exactly match what you see with your eyes can often give stronger images than just an exact record of reality.

Ten things your camera can see that your eyes can't

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Alfred Stieglitz – Ahead of his Time

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Alfred Stieglitz, born January 1864, died July 1946, was one of America's foremost photographers and played a crucial part during his lifetime in ensuring photography became an accepted art form in its own right. He is also known for introducing many European artists of the avant-garde to America and for being married to the painter Georgia O'Keeffe.

Winter by Alfred Stieglitz

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September 8th, 2011 at 3:30 pm

Black & White photography tips

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Black & White photography is similar in many ways to color photography, but also different. Both are about capturing light, and the majority of compositional rules apply to both color and black and white photography. But with black white photography, we must rely of differences in tone, rather than color when capturing the image.

Barn in the snow B&W landscape photo
Barn by Jyrki Salmi on flickr (licensed CC-BY-SA)

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March 4th, 2011 at 5:09 am

The Origins Of Black And White Photography

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Author: Derek Rogers

Black and white photography is a number of monochrome forms in visual art. Monochrome comes from the Greek monochromos meaning "of one colour", which is a combination of monos, meaning "alone" or "solitary" and chroma meaning "colour".

Quite basic when you break it down!

Church, Taos Pueblo by Ansel Adams (1942)
Church, Taos Pueblo by Ansel Adams (1942)

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January 21st, 2011 at 5:00 am