I cannot tell you how many times I have shown up at events with a couple of cameras around my neck, a gadget bag full of odds & ends and a lighting kit and have been asked that question. If it happened once every few years, that would be one thing. But it happens a LOT. It's like getting pulled over by the police and he's standing there with uniform, gun, flashing lights and asking him "Are you a cop?" I would love to come back with a witty reply, such as "No, I am Jesus. Don't you recognize my beard?" However, I cannot be that rude.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Day 342: Color or Black & White?
Black & white has always been my favorite photographic style. I loved it as a kid, I love it now. Some subjects work better than others. In the digital world we can have our cake and eat it too, so to speak. shoot everything in color and convert it to B7W later. However, that doesn't always come off well. It requires practice which I must confess, I have not done a lot of. Anyhow, lets look at the photo presented here. I shot it a couple of weeks ago. It is a paper mill in Brownville, NY. It was 10 below zero. The extreme cold really makes the water vapor visible. What this translates to in the photograph is texture. And texture is one of the elements that can make a photo interesting. Especially in a black & white photo.