Returning to Black and White

This week I am teaching a quick overview of shooting in black and white to my intro to photography class. It has been some fun work getting the lecture ready for a little history of photograph, zone system and seeing in black and white. I wanted to show some examples in class of my own work and so I took a look at some recent work to reimagine it in black and white.

For many years, I only shot black and white film so getting spending some time only thinking about black and white has been more fun than I anticipated.  Spending time looking at my work in black and white again has got me thinking, maybe it is time to dust off the zone system, get serious again about those mid tones and rock zone 6 again.

All images taken with Nikon D700 on Lexar UDMA media.

October 17, 2011

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