If you are just getting started in B&W film photography, before you decide which brand of B&W film to go with, you should first consider what your subject will be. This will determine which speed of film to use in order to have the best results.
“My most dreaded stage scenario is the all over red lights – it might look cool to the crowd, but does terrible things to a camera.”
We typically stray away from color, but just so we can keep you up to date on one of the latest Instagram trends…
It’s a popular method used by many filmmakers.
Where a lot of portrait photographers end up failing at first is saying that they want to shoot portraits and then not realizing that it’s a full creative and collaborative process.
“Posing works mostly like it would with any other genre of portraiture, but with one thing to consider. if you are shooting a face, it can be offputting to have large portions of the face in shadow vs light, so it is better to go with one or the other.”
“To begin, dark and moody portraits, at least in the sense that we are talking about here, are designed for the highlights to draw your attention to the subject in a specific way.”
“Unlike the monochrome black and white setting, the Acros simulation offers a slightly more subdued look right out of the box–a look that in this writer’s opinion feels a little more filmic than the standard monochrome black and white.”
“By comparison to film, with its fixed-intensity filter system, digital explodes with creative options, although you have different tools, depending on whether you’re working on a RAW or a JPEG file.”
“Back in the days when film was your only choice, if you wanted the full range of tonal control via color filters, you needed a bag full of glass.”
Let’s explore some of the visual devices which Minor White used to create photos of the natural world that are truly amazing.
“I like the surreal but at the same time, I hate when it’s predominant and redundant. What I try to do in my photos, it’s to give a little touch of surreal.”
Every photographer has this own unique style of shooting; but you’ll need to figure out just what kind you are in order to help yourself advance as an artist.
For Better Street Photography, Forget Everything You Learned About Composition
“These days, there are a lot of people carrying cameras around all the time. But not everyone is a photographer, and here’s why…”
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