One of the keys to successful portrait photography is learning that the most important buttons you can push are not on your camera.
I was recently given the new LG G4 smartphone to try out by my friends at ThreeUK. There’s a lot I could write about the software, shape etcetera, but I’m a phoneographer so lets get straight to the camera. Go Manual The camera is good on this phone but really comes into its own when […]
We know that not all of you could attend live, but boy did you miss a great Google Hangout this month. Hosts Rob Sylvan and Levi Sim were joined by Gerard Murphy from Mosaic and Bryan O’Neil Hughes from Adobe. The guys covered great tips on how to make great looking black and white photos. […]
Nikon D7000, 85mm f/1.8 D lens, f/5.6, 1/125s, ISO 400. Great black and white images require more than simply removing the color, and Lightroom 5 is a really powerful tool for making memorable black and white photographs. Take a look at this video to see the seven steps I take to make a terrific B&W […]
I love black and white prints. I still make them using digital processes. I shot mostly black and white film back in the days when I did shoot film. But for me, not every subject lends itself to being photographed in black and white, i.e., rainbows, fireworks, etc. When you’re shooting things that are very […]
I saw a post on the Internet by an “expert” who said you shouldn’t make “unnecessary” black and white photos. I am pretty sure that I lost brain cells just by reading that sentence. It generated several questions for me: 1. What constitutes “unnecessary” black & white? 2. Who gets to decide what’s “unnecessary?” 3. […]