When To Shoot Black & White

The temptation to make our pictures vibrant and colourful is understandable. After all colours make images pop. But there are times when going the other direction makes the image stand out even better. I’m of course talking about rendering pictures in monochrome, specifically in black & white.

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The RainBow Series

This isn’t an official image post. Rather an announcement of the start of a personal photography project.

The idea came to me after posting this image. I realised that the primary colour is one of the 7 colours of a rainbow – Violet, Indigo, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red. So I began thinking of the possibility of following this post up with six more, each featuring people dressed up in each of the remaining rainbow colours.

The concept is simple, well relatively. The images would be of people dressed up prominently in each of the seven colours of the rainbow. To accentuate these wonderful subjects I’d render the remaining background in monochrome. And most important of all is the fact these images would need to be candid street shots.

Hopefully this pet project of mine will also help me improve my skills as a  street photographer.

So here’s hoping to working on this personal project this year and completing the RainBow series and also becoming a better photographer.

The PostsYellow | Blue | Red | Orange

 

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P.S. Oh and the mini cupcakes in the post are my way of saying thanks for sticking around. 🙂

The Woman In Yellow

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While walking along the banks of the famous Hoàn Kiếm Lake in Hanoi, Vietnam, you cannot miss the Temple Of The Jade Mountain which resides on an islet in the lake. The bridge that connects the main land to this islet is the Welcoming Morning Sunlight Bridge (Cầu Thê Húc) bridge. The bridge, a wooden brightly coloured red one, forms a very picturesque backdrop from any photography enthusiast. Continue reading

Dam Square

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Amsterdam is famous (or rather infamous) for having a rather risqué nightlife. But the city isn’t only about getting freaky. Amsterdam is home to a large number of students and budget backpackers. And these folk come together and bring a truly contagious energy and enthusiasm in the evenings with their group performances. Usually you can find such communal performances at the city’s social epicentre, Dam Square.

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