Copyright 2007 C. Novack, NO PERMISSION granted to reproduce or use any part of the photo.
I have joined a 30 day B&W 'challenge' in which one can explore the principles & techniques of B&W photography, utilize them, share techniques, and give & receive helpful critiques on one's work. This was my Day 5.
Photo is of my youngest child. I so love this one because the expression is just pure JOY.
My thanks to Gilad for the wonderful information on exposure in this journal [link] Especially on the techniqe of Underexposure with flash fill.
Aperture: 4.5 ISO 50 Shutter 1/800 sec Taken at 5:30 with strong sunset backlighting. Flash used at a distance of 4 1/2 feet away from subject.
Converted from color Automatic Saturation Enhancement Bias: More Colorful Strength: Strong
Channel Mixer: Output channel Red Setting at 42% Red, 21% Green, and Blue at 22% with a Constant set at 1%
Resize from original
Sharpen to prevent loss of detail from the resizing
My aesthetic choices are influenced by juxtapositions between control and spontaneity whereas; my emotion dictates what position, structure, or impulse I lean toward. When my life is in a calm state, I find myself experimenting with new techniques, styles, applications, or mediums. However, during times of chaos, I work closer with tedious elements represented by the use of decorative line, geometric shapes, and reoccurring form. I use mind-numbing consistency in my artwork to figuratively control change. This happens because we live in a world that is forever fluctuating, and I often find myself wishing that I was still five, when things did not matter, and life was not set around a concept of time.