Back To Black and White
July 21, 2014 § 4 Comments
I learned about b&w film and processing back at the Cooper School of Art where I studied commercial photography. This was back in the late 70’s, and I continued to shoot b&w for years after. Now with digital, I shoot everything in color and convert some of the images to b&w. For the longest time, I felt that digital b&w’s from color files just didn’t hold up to the good old film days. Now, however, there are some great programs out there enabling a photographer to make fantastic b&w images. I’ve been using OnOne’s “Perfect Black & White” for quite some time. It’s now even better with the newer versions. I know some photographers like Nik Software, but I’ve never used that brand. Anyhow, I’ve talked online with a couple of very well know photographers who feel that b&w is making a comeback in the commercial field. It’s always been a fine art favorite, but now it’s expanding into other areas. I do have a lot of b&w images, but up until now, I kept them in files on my website that weren’t visible to the general public. I’ll be editing down a number of these images and creating newer ones in the next couple of weeks. One of my favorite things to do in b&w are flowers and plants, so I thought I’d start out showing some of those. In the future, I’ll post some b&w images of cars, scenics and buildings…maybe even some people shots. I added some borders on these images…I think it adds a little bit extra. Hope you like them!
Thanks…any questions on how I did them, feel free to ask!