ISO 100 | 160mm | f 2.8 | 1/3200 sec

I’m a fan of photo projects, not just because they’re fun but because they force you to think creatively and to look for new subject matter constantly.  I’ve always been fascinated by Black and White photography but I’ve never really experimented with it.  I’ve used it on occasion to add variety to my work, but never used it exclusively.  So now I’m challenging myself to a 52 week project comprised of strictly Black and White photographs.  This should be interesting to say the least.

One of the beautiful aspects of B&W photography is that it capitalizes on light, shape, and texture.  It’s not the color that defines these photographs, it’s the raw content if you will.  Often times I find that the color in photographs can be rather distracting, and sometimes detrimental to the story trying to be portrayed.  I think that B&W forces the viewer to focus entirely on the subject and story at hand, at least, that’s my theory anyway.

So stay tuned for next week’s installment, and try to come up with some ideas for projects you could get started on.  I guarantee that you’ll learn a lot!

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