Photo Challenge – “Black and White”

-6/22/17-

Todays photo challenge is to capture a moment and edit it to black and white.

Man how I wish I had a film camera to shoot with

Turning photos to black and white is a simple and efficient idea when editing pictures…in my opinion anyway. I love the way that B&W photos turn out and this certain sense of nostalgia that a photo gives off.

B&W photos can hide a multitude of “sins” in a picture as well. It can help direct the light to make more contrast on your subject(s), help in making your subject look more creamy/soft (especially when your subject is a person) and help bring the whole picture together in a unified feel. B&W is flat out mesmerizing.

After shooting with a 35 mm film camera that i had borrowed from a friend and seeing how the pictures turned out (after waiting like a month or more to get them back from being developed) I have been amazed ever since. The photos that we took (almost 4 years ago now) are still hanging up all over the walls in my living area because I  absolutely loved the way they came out. – I will have to post those sometime after scanning them into my computer-

In one of my graphic design classes, one of our assignments was to restore a black and white photograph using Photoshop. This was by far one of my favorite assignments in the class because the restoration process in Photoshop worked so well (I will post this below along with the other B&W photos).

I hope that you all enjoy some of the photos that I decided to turn into black and white! Let me know what you think and maybe how some of the photos make you feel (including the featured image at the top!)

Before: Mom
Before: Mom
Before: Bevel Family
Before: Bevel Family
After: Bevel Family
After: Bevel Family
Before: Baby Haymitch
Before: Baby Haymitch
After: Baby Haymitch
After: Baby Haymitch
Before: Lannis
Before: Lannis
After: Lannis
After: Lannis
Before: Maura
Before: Maura
After: Maura
After: Maura
Cant find original photograph: Me
Cant find original photograph: Me
Before: Graphics Assignment for school -Restoration project-
Before: Graphics Assignment for school -Restoration project-
After: Graphics Design project -Restoration project-
After: Graphics Design project -Restoration project-

 

Thanks for reading!

Peace, Love and B&W

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