Thursday, February 25, 2010

Different View

So for this post, I wanted to show how changing the contrast of the black and white look can change the feel of a picture. Here is the original picture:

Here is a softer black and white. I like this one because I can see her face better. There was a shadow from her visor in her face and this lighter version helps us to see the expression.

This picture gives more of a dramatic mood. More powerful, don't mess with me or more competitive because it is softball.
So, try playing around with your black & white pictures. What do you want to convey to the viewer? Fun, loving, soft? Or dark, moody, compelling. :) Happy Shooting!!!


Heather said...

love how you gave us a few exaples of black and white, there is still alot of creativity and room to play around isn't there? Although I love the color shot, the 2 black and whites brought completely different dimensions to the image.

Anonymous said...

Love the pics! She is growing up so fast. I like the second black and white the best. I love your new pic on there too!! Woohoo!!! I sent in a pic for the spring challenge of the month. Don't know if it got there or not, used the link....hope to see ya soon.
L Deal