Here is day 5 on developing your own photography style, remember to grab the RAW file and follow along.
This is the Black and White version of this photo. You have to be careful when doing black and white and know exactly what sliders to use. There are many ways to turn a photo into black and white, in this video I will show you how you can make a b&w image pop.
Here are some tips on how to make a beautiful Black and White photograph. I live by this when shooting Black and White.
1. When shooting B&W photography it’s important that you learn to see in black and white. Remember you don’t have color to draw the eye when shooting B&W photography, so you have to find shapes and tones to compose your photo. Study the colors and study the your environment picture all the gray tones and picture everything in B&W. I will keep it short and sweet. If you have any others please share on the comments below.
2. Always shoot in color, it is important that you always shoot in color. Most cameras out there have a B&W setting DO NOT USE IT. If you shoot everything in color you will have more control of the gray scale in post production once you convert it.
The Man In White
3. Always use the lowest ISO setting possible. This will get rid of the noise in the photograph and you will end up with a great clear photograph. If you are looking for noise do it in post production. I like to add noise to (some) B&W but I always do it in post production that way I still have a very high resolution high quality photo.
4. Always shoot RAW, most DSLRS shoot in RAW (and any camera now a days), again this gives you more control of the image in post production thus making a better B&W photograph. If you don’t have this setting on your camera, don’t worry, you can still make an amazing B&W photograph shooting JPEG.
5. Contrast is very important when shooting B&W photography, it sets the mood it, it defines your lines, it brings out shapes and shadows you would never be able to see in color photography. Play around with it and make it work for you.
Did I miss any? Please leave them in the comments below.
Always remember that practice makes perfect, and always have fun out there.
I have put together 5 tips on how to approach street photography. I love graving my camera and going out to get some street shots. This is a totally different animal. Street photography is all about being incognito, and getting the shot. Shooting people up close can be a bit scary and intimidating, you never know the reaction you are going to get from people. You have to be on their face and just not care, basically you have to have some balls.
It took me a while to get comfortable with doing this, you never know if your going to get punched on the face or get a good reaction. I must say I have been pretty lucky and only had one bad incident. You will get asked to stop and delete the photos from time to time but I usually ignore them and get lost in the crowd. For the most part people are super cool, even gansters. I try not to make eye contact, go up to someone snap and disappear. You will find that 90% of people out there like their photo taken. Its their 15 minutes of fame. Click here to check out my New York Street Photos.
Here is 5 ez tips that will help you over come your fear of strangers.
1. Go shoot with a friend, it’s always easier if you go with somebody else.
2. Start from a distance until you get comfortable. Try to work up your courage slowly.
3. Be invisible, try not to be seen, don’t make eye contact and be quick. Blend in, be a chameleon.
3. If you do get caught smile and don’t be intimidating, if you get asked what you are doing tell them you are an artist, its a project for school or tell them you were shooting the person next to them.
5. Have fun out there, thats why we do this to begin with because its fun.
I hope this helps and if you have any tips to share with me I would love to hear them, please post them below.
Here is one I shot in San Francisco California. I was on this massive google photowalk but it was so crazy that my friend and I decided to do our own thing, too much madness. Good thing we did, we had a blast and I got lots of good stuff.
Check out this bad ass trailer I found las night, Ill be ordering the movie today and watching it, looks amazing.
This guy was working as a statue and making good cash, I wached him for a wile and lots of people were giving him cash. Good for him….
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Good morning people and happy Wednesday. A quick post about my Veterans Day. This past Monday I spend my day at the children’s hospital photographing kids and their families for an amazing organization called Flashes of Hope. This is an incredible organization dedicated to children diagnosed with cancer. What a moving and an amazing experience this was. To see the kids eyes light up and have such a fun day with their families taking photos its really something else.
This kids are so through so much that making that go away for a few moments its a honor and a pleasure. If you ever get the chance to do something like this please do, its nice to give back and make this kids smile and have a good time with their families after all they have to go through.
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