I have a few more images to share from the Picture Black and White class I'm taking. It's an enjoyable class. It certainly makes you look at things differently when you don't have color for contrast.
Me And My Shadow
There's just enough child in me that I love shadows. There are lots of fun ways to capture one's shadow. You can also make the image more interesting by choosing different surfaces for the shadow to fall on. I put on my straw had and struck a pose. I uploaded the pictures to my computer and laughed out loud. Seriously laughed! This is so not me!! I'm rather shy and absolutely do not have this sassy attitude. But, I loved the way it turned out. Maybe my inner self is coming out in my shadow!!
Black and white photos depend on contrast. Light lights and dark darks help to make a better photo. This photo has several contrasts; the name against the machine, the thread against the spool, and even the outfit in the background has contrasting squares.
We're allowed to share three photos for each prompt! I kept seeing contrasts everywhere. This plaster egg was carved by my son. If I'm not mistaken he was in Junior High. I was impressed by the symmetrical pattern he chose to carve.
And lastly, I took a picture of a marble. I thought it had cool center contrast!
Smooth Things Over
We were on the lookout for objects that were smooth, yet would be interesting in black and white! This was a hard one for me. It's interesting that sometimes we get hung up and just can't find the right photo! I took a lot of pictures of smooth objects that didn't work. I finally thought about buttons, they're smooth and are a variety of colors.
Rough And tumble
The opposite of smooth is textured. Textures can really make an image interesting. This door has smooth and rough textures.
The Texture Of Textile
This is one of my couch cushions. Lots of textures here!
Light helps bring out the textures in this ribbon embroidered dress scarf.
There's still more to come!!
We're about half way through!