Exercise: Black and White
Aim: To produce an image in black and white, from conception to final processing.
Procedure: I chose a situation with late afternoon low angle lighting a short walk from our house, a possible project site for my (possible) project entitled ‘a selection of infinite views’. I like this location because there is so much variety in it. I tried to frame images with lots of lines and patterns and shadows. I used the bracket function on my camera so that I could concentrate on getting the scene right, and then used the ‘expose to the right’ procedure to choose the best image.
The colour version is displayed below, with some ‘optimization’:
|Chosen image, displayed here in colour|
I then processed the image in Lightroom to create quite a high contrast dramatic image with the full range of the histogram covered.
|Black and White version|
Conclusion: This was quite a simple exercise. I have been ‘thinking’ in black and white more recently and this project was good for going through the steps from planning, through image taking and to the final product which I think is a strong image.