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Most often, people relate to black and white as seeing a photo that is entirely black and white. I occasionally add a touch of color to cause an effect similar to hand tinting as practiced back in the film days. Along with the tinting effect and some split toning, you can achieve the affect shown here, a photo of a barn sitting on a hill, along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
By Pete Jones
I have recently started using a single flash during some of my client photo sessions. The use of the single light is very useful for that touch of fill light that you need to brighten certain areas or features taken in shaded areas.
One common misconception is that you need more than one flash unit to get any decent light with off-camera flash. While having additional flash units does help, there are an incredible amount of things you can do with only one. Using some simple workarounds you can often make it look like there are more then one. I am a bigger fan of only using natural light during my sessions, but on one occasion, the client needed photos quickly and time did not allow for a day light session.
By Jason D. Little
The Law and the Photographer
Stories like this are not uncommon in our hyper-vigilant world where, ever since 9/11, even the slightest appearance of some perceived impropriety might propel onlookers to start throwing around the dreaded “t-word.” But it’s an absurdity of monumental proportions to jump to the conclusion that every time you see someone pull out their camera they are in the early phases of a terrorist plot. Nevertheless, this is the reaction — or overreaction — that photographers are likely to encounter at some point.
The good news is that, whether you are a tourist taking snapshots of the local architecture or a professional photojournalist documenting a protest, you have rights that protect you (and your camera) from harassment and other violations.
By Pete Jones
Winter time is here and I feel winter tends to bring out the urge to capture the world in black and white. The bareness calls for a black and white theme in most all that one sees.
On a recent photo hike, I capture a good friend and decided during my editing, to make his capture B&W. I really enjoy using
Nik Silver Effects Pro 2 for my B&W edits. A great program, user friendly and excellent support team. The software does a great job letting one control all aspects of the photograph.