Saturday, 17 July 2010

Day 14 in black and white

I was very inspired today by a post on Vision and Verb, in which Sue describes an assignment in her photography class.  The task was to use the digital camera in b & w mode instead of processing the shots into b & w from the original colour.

It's a post that's well worth reading, because it describes what it's like to be taken out of your comfort zone and to try something different.  I decided that I'd try that today and took a series of shots in b & w, which involved looking at subjects and lighting very differently and being really surprised at the range of subjects that work very well.  I crave colour in my own photographs and yet love looking at other people's b & w shots, so this was a bit of a challenge, but for me the idea of the 365 project is to be able to look back and see where I've tried different things and been inspired to try something new.  

So there are two shots today.

# 14a/365 Acoustic - This is a detail of the battered and much loved acoustic guitar belonging to a friend of my son

# 14b/365 - Pipecleaner hands.  The photograph is of a doll made from a bobbin, and I think was a reproduction of the type of doll that a mill-worker's children might have played with, in the absence of other toys.  

1 comment:

  1. I've always liked black and white photos, and there are certainly times when it works so much better than colour! Flighty xx