Photography Information

 

Using Film Speed Effectively (Black & White Film Thoughts)




It's hard to find sometimes but it's making a resurgence, black and white film. If you've never used this film now is the time to try it out. Here are some tips to using b&w film and what you can expect from the results.

1. Forget color. This is the hardest thing to do and the number one reason that you will not get good results with b&w film.

2. Look for contrast. Once you can ignore color look for contrast. You will want your image to have a bit more contrast than you would normally want in a color image.

3. Consider shooting situations that are more formal. Black and white film gives such a wonderful timelessness to an image and it's perfect for formal situations.

4. Keep your photos simple. Black and white film simplifies so don't fight it. Keep the images simple by keeping close to your subject or place your subject against a simple back drop.

5. Babies and pets look great on b&w film. Place the pet or baby on a white background and you'll be stunned at the beautiful results.

Black and white film creates a timeless simple look. It's wonderful for portraits and formal events. After shooting a few rolls of b&w you'll notice that you start to pay attention to composition of your image more, since you don't have to worry about color. If you're just learned photography try using b&w film for awhile it will help you teach yourself good composition. Think of light and dark, black and white, and good composition and you'll find that b&w film could be a whole new hobby for you.

Copyright 2004 Kelly Paal Kelly Paal is a Freelance Nature and Landscape Photographer, exhibiting nationally and internationally. Recently she started her own business Kelly Paal Photography (www.kellypaalphotography.com). She has an educational background in photography, business, and commercial art. She enjoys applying graphic design and photography principles to her web design.


MORE RESOURCES:

Photography Friday: Sheila Zhao
Shanghaiist
The past few years have seen several private and public endeavors that have re-assembled photographic archives from China. Of particular interest is Sheila Zhao's “China Lost and Found” project that focuses on vernacular photographs, in other words ...



PetaPixel (blog)

Reality Check: What Counts as 'Pro' Photography Gear?
PetaPixel (blog)
The short answer: whatever works for you. In this short video/soliloquy, photography educator Matt Granger takes a break from looking at the best pro photo gear, to help define what exactly “pro gear” means to him, and what it should mean to you. We ...



Fox News

Air Force master sergeant finds peace through photography
Fox News
“The photograph tells a story. It's not necessarily what's snapped in the picture, it's what's behind the pictures, what's the story behind the picture," Long said. "There's a lot of story to be told and I think that's what makes the shots good." His ...



CBS DFW

Dallas Police Officer Showcases Photography Work At Exhibit
CBS DFW
The images are stunning, but perhaps making even more of an impact is the story behind the photos and the person who captured them. dpd photo 1 Dallas Police Officer Showcases Photography Work At Exhibit. Images from the show “Beyond the Badge ...



KHOU

Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards are the internet's dream come true
KHOU
Animals are clumsy and funny just like us, and that's the point of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards, to showcase the hilarious images that you're unlikely to see on the cover of National Geographic, but elicit a hilarious response from the viewer.



Fstoppers

Conceptual Photography Master Reveals How It's Done Behind the Scenes
Fstoppers
Last summer, Conceptual Photographer Erik Johansson spent a calm, pleasant evening shooting his charming photo project “Full Moon Service.” Almost instantly going viral as soon as it touched the Internet today, here's a behind-the-scenes look of how it ...



Foster's Daily Democrat

'Morning Mist' earns top honor in photography show
Foster's Daily Democrat
ROCHESTER — They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but the level of emotion running through Samantha Battis' mind was unquantifiable after she won three awards, including Best of Show, at the first Rochester Community Photography Show on ...



ArtfixDaily

Photography Exhibition at Palo Alto Art Center Examines the Impact of Humans on the Planet
ArtfixDaily
This exhibition, part of the Art Center's Summer of Photography program, will present an integrated examination of Light's work and will feature new work commissioned by the Palo Alto Art Center. Included will be examples of Light's aerial examinations ...



Fstoppers

You Don't Need That Expensive Lens for Your Photography
Fstoppers
When you're starting out as a photographer, it's natural to lust after the lenses at the top of the food chain. You know the ones. Sometimes they have red rings around the front, or they are the portrait lens that can obliterate a background. Maybe you ...



Fstoppers

10 Fun and Easy Photography Tricks to Invigorate Your Creativity
Fstoppers
Half the fun of photography is the experimentation. Sometimes, with a little ingenuity, you stumble upon a great image or a new technique that can blossom into an entire series or simply provide a bit of fun on a rainy day. Here are 10 such tricks you ...


Google News

home | site map
© 2006 KeralaClick.com