Last week, however, I was challenged to not only post five photos in black and white but also to include people in the shots. Oh, the humanity! I took a trip to the Morton Arboretum and got in a couple photos with people in them, and also dug through my files to find a few more. The challenge was a good exercise for me. Black and white photography can be really fun -- it tends to bring out details you may miss when the photo is in full color, and you can play with the shadows and light a bit more.
As for including people in my photos? It's something I need to do more often. At first, I felt like a stalker, photographing people out minding their own business. Capturing candid moments. Going up to strangers and asking them if I can take their photograph? Way out of my beloved comfort zone. Which is exactly why I need to do it more often.
Watch for more black & white -- and people -- in my photos now and then!
|My favorite of the five! The shadow + light turned out perfect. @ Meadow Lake (Morton Arboretum)|
|Jump! Action shot @ the Chicago Botanic Garden (back when it was warm out!). (The levitating guy on the right is the one who set me up for the B&W challenge. Thanks, Myk!)|
|Reflections. @ Waterfall Glen Forest Preserve.|
|Springfield Mile. Kenny, Bryan and Jake at 120+mph. Shot with DSLR.|
|Another favorite -- caught this pair in a stride-by at the Morton Arboretum.|