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THE ART OF BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY – PART 3 REVISITED

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The Art of Black and White revisited 

ON NOVEMBER 30TH, 2017, THE 4TH OF THIS SERIES WILL BE PRESENTED:  ” THE ART OF BLACK AND WHITE, PART 4.  LET’S TAKE PART 3 AND REVISIT THESE GREAT PHOTOS.  THERE WERE 10 PHOTOS POSTED AT THAT TIME.  PART 4 WILL HAVE 25 PHOTOS OF THE MOST AMAZING BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.  THE COLLECTION HAS ALREADY STARTED, AND I CAN TELL YOU NOW, THEY ARE AMAZING.  BUT, TAKE A LOOK AT PART 3, AND GET EXCITED FOR THIS NEXT ONE AS WELL.  THIS COLLECTION OF PART 3 REACHED OVER 25,000 PEOPLE.  PART 4 IS EXPECTED TO REACH OVER 50,000 PEOPLE.   CONGRATULATIONS TO THOSE PHOTOGRAPHERS WHOSE PHOTOS ARE PICKED FOR THIS PRESENTATION.  ALL GOOD PHOTOGRAPHERS SHOULD ENJOY SOME GOOD BLACK AND WHITE.  

“THE ART OF BLACK AND WHITE, PART 3, WAS ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON MARCH 8, 2017.  ENJOY:




“THE ART OF BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY”

PART 3

Since I have started this website, I have run into great artists, who still have a passion for good Black and White Photography. They have chosen to still make this a great art.  My hat goes off to these artists, and I want to dedicate this issue to those photographers, who have made Black and white photography such a masterpiece in the world of great art.  Please take a moment and enjoy these great photos, and artists:

Photo by:  Yasir Mehmood

For more information about Yasir Mehmood go to:

https://www.facebook.com/yasirwildlifephotographer/

Above photo copyrighted.  Used by permission by photographer

Photo taken by:  Laszlo Haar

For more information about Laszlor Haar, please go to his website:

http://laszlohaar.com/

The above photo is copyrighted.  Used by permission by the photographer.

Photo taken by:  Satya Varma Chilakalapudi

For more information about Satya Varma Chilakalapudi, please go to his website:

https://www.instagram.com/satyavarmachilakalapudi/

The above photo is copyrighted.  Used by permission of the photographer

Photo taken by:  David R Banta

For more information about David R. Banta, go to his website:

https://www.facebook.com/davidrbantaphotography/?pnref=lhc

Also:

https://davidrbanta.com/

The above photo is copyrighted.   And used by permission of the photographer.

Photo taken by:  Satya Varma Chilakalapudi

For more information about Satya Varma Chilakalapudi, please go to his website:

https://www.instagram.com/satyavarmachilakalapudi/

The above photo is copyrighted.  Used by permission of the photographer

Photo by Todd Wall

For more information about Todd Wall, please go to his website:

The above photo is copyrighted.  And used by permission only by the photographer.

Photo taken by:  Gregory Giakis

Gregory is a Professional Photographer and Press photographer from Munich Germany.

Find out more about Gregory Giakis on his website:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Photographie-Video-Gregory-Giakis/382543152098034?pnref=lhc

Also his main website:

http://www.gregory-giakis.com/

The above photo is copyrighted.  The above model is:   Sofia KinigopoulouAnd used by permission of the photographer.

Photo by Hiral Rathod H

Title:  Prayer (simple life)

For more information about Hiral Rathod H, please go to his website:

http://hircreation2014.wixsite.com/hiralrathod

The above photo is copyrighted.  Used by permission of the photographer.

A man walks through fountains court, temple, London, in the morning sunshine, April 1939

unknown photographer

From the Facebook Page:  Photography is Art

Education page.  No copyright available

Photo by:  Fig Sauvage Photography

Abstraction of nature, quand un arbre se démultiplie en 3…

For more information about Fig Sauvage Photography:  Please go to her website at:

Also, her Facebook page:

The above photo is copyrighted.  Photo used by permission of the photographer.

THERE YOU HAVE 10 OF THE MOST DIVERSE, INCREDIBLE PHOTOS FOUND TODAY IN BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY.  BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY IS TRULY AN ART, AND YOU CAN TELL FROM THE PHOTOS ABOVE, THAT THIS IS AN ART THAT IS DIFFICULT, AND TAKES GREAT WORK TO CREATE THESE MASTERPIECES.  THANKS TO ALL THE PHOTOGRAPHERS WHO HAVE ALLOWED THEIR PHOTOS TO BE POSTED ON THIS SPECIAL PRESENTATION.  YOUR WORK IS AMAZING.  I CAN ONLY HOPE YOU GO ON AND GAIN MORE FROM THIS EXPERIENCE.   AND WE HAVE TOO, GAINED A GREATER APPRECIATION FOR BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY.

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THE ART OF “STILL LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY”

 

Still life photography is not a dead art.  It is fun and exciting !  Here are some helpful tips on Still life Photography:

My wife and I were out taking pictures the other day of the fall leaves, the beautiful scenery, and we couldn’t help but think that you could grab a bunch of fall leaves, put them together in a special grouping of such, and create a great “still life photo”.  You know, still life photography is a wonderful art that is a fun thing to do.  You don’t have to worry about making people smile just right, and you have time to work on lighting, etc.  This can be a real fun art in photography.  Here are some ideas of “Still Life Photography”  that is something to think about:

Wait a minute….. take a look at the many calendars that are out there.  Look at the many photographic images of food you see on Social media every day.   How about product images you see every day?  Huh?   Are we getting the picture now?   So, still life can pay big money if you know how to make it work right.

Oh, you mean food falls in the category of still photography?  Yes it does!  Well then, that makes sense to talk about this.  There are a lot of photographers making money at taking pictures of food.  Here is another one that is considered still photography that you can make a lot of money at as a good still photographer:

Commercial products for manufactures.  Can you get the lighting just right?  Placement of product to show it off?  Do you realize how important it is to get this angle right, and the lighting right, and to make it look so good that people will want to buy it just because you made it look so good in your photography?   That is what Still photography can do for you.  There is an ART to Still photography.  It is used everyday in the real world.  And I wanted to address this in great detail.  Here is an article by a professional photographer, who makes money at doing this all the time and we can learn a great deal from this photographer.  Let me introduce:  AUTUMN LOCKWOOD.  Autumn will introduce to us her article about taking still photos.  And thanks to PictureCorrect for the use of this article:

STILL LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS AND TECHNIQUES:

Still life photography has many uses. Perhaps you want to take a picture of a beautiful shell or perhaps take a picture of a product that you’re selling on eBay. Other reasons for learning still life photography may include selling still life photograph downloads at stock photography sites or to food magazines. No matter what your reason, still life photography is a great skill to learn.

photo by Rick Harris

Unless you’re photographing specific products or pictures for a magazine assignment, the subjects for your still life photography are endless. Despite common belief, still life photography isn’t limited to just pictures of apples and grapes. Even something like artfully arranged spools of thread can be interesting and visually appealing. Microstock sites like Shutterstock and iStock that cater to commercial users have a high demand for all sorts of still life, often of very simple objects, like a cup of coffee or a key.

photo by C_osett

People often times think of still life photography as a lot easier than other types of photography like sports or landscape photography. With stills, you often have full control over the composition and can arrange the inanimate objects exactly how you want them.


And sometimes, good quality still life pictures can be even more challenging to photograph. That’s because they are close up so it’s easy to spot imperfections like a blemish on a piece of fruit that would usually pass unnoticed.

photo by Samantha Durfee

Despite the challenges, using basic photography skills and the following tips, you can create quality still life pictures.

LIGHTING FOR STILL LIFE PHOTOGRAPHY:

Professional photographers usually use a soft box or a light box to shoot their still lifes. Although soft boxes can help out a lot, they still aren’t absolutely necessary to get good results as you’ll see shortly. However, if you do want one, you can find a softbox online or you can easily make one using instructions you find online. The purpose of these lighting tools is to provide even light on the subject.


You can also get a good quality of light by setting up your photo shoot outside. A high overcast or bright sky can create a natural soft box effect without having any of the harsh shadows.


COMPOSING STILL LIFE PHOTOS:

When composing your photograph, you need to arrange the objects in a pleasing composition. You should consider using classical composition techniques like the “Rule of Thirds,” “Leading Lines” or “Frame within a Frame” for ideas of how to best compose your pictures.

photo by Olga Filonenko

Artfully arrange the objects, and use your imagination. For example, if you’re taking a picture of an apple try taking a bite out of it to give it some added interest.

FILL THE FRAME WITH YOUR STILL LIFE SUBJECT:

When taking still life pictures, always remember that your subject should be the only thing that you see in your viewfinder or LCD screen. You need to remove any distractions or clutter from the background so you can have a clean and up close image.

photo by aotaro

If you have a backdrop or background you don’t like don’t worry about it because it can be easily solved. The light box or soft box will solve this problem, but if you’re taking pictures outside and have a distracting background simply place a piece of white foam board behind your subject and you’ll be all set. If you want a sharp image, make sure to use macro mode or you can end up with a fuzzy image.

LOOK FOR A GOOD ANGLE:

Instead of shooting from your height, hold the camera so that it is level with your subject. You should also try shooting from a variety of different angles. Hopefully you can start applying these still life photography tips immediately so you can start seeing a difference in the quality of your still life images.

About the Author Autumn Lockwood is a writer for Your Picture Frames. .

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