Friday, July 9, 2010
Clouds in black and white photography can be so dramatic. I took these pictures from a bus from Entre Rios to Capital Federal, Buenos Aires. When taking shots of clouds be sure that the sun is not too strong behind the clouds because if you do not pay attention to that small detail, your picture, when you convert it to black and white will be too white or bright even if you try making it darker. Remember there is not much you can do to edit with excessive bright photos, on the other hand, if you have a dark photo you can still save it by making it brighter with any photo enhancement software application like photoshop or picasa just to name a few.
Black and white photography these days is made easier to produce, take a shot with your digital camera and convert it to black and white with a software. However, if you are using non DSLR (Digital Single-Lense Reflex) or digital pocket camera and prefer to use a manual camera keep in mind that in black and white photography you might want to use a color filter to have your perfect black and white photo. Here are some theories what effects color filters will do to your black and white that you might want to take into consideration.
Yellow Filter - Makes your yellows, oranges and red subjects to become lighter.
Orange Filter - Darkens your blues and greens while lightens your oranges and reds.
Blue Filter: - Making reds and oranges become slightly darker and blues and greens slightly lighter.
Red Filter: - Makes blue and green very dark while making pink and orang almost white. Red becomes almost orange color.
Green Filter: - Makes blue and green lighter and on the contrary makes red and orange darker.
"Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky." -Rabindranath Tagore-