29.3.11

Black and White Seminar Course

Last night my school mate and I took pictures for our Black and White Seminar Course. The task is to demonstrate if Black and White pictures are still up to date and to find out if color key makes them more impressive or not.
While thinking about the different things we could photograph, we decided to drive to France to take some nice pictures there at night. Being there we took some photographs of a cathedral, the railway station and daily life. But we took all these pictures at night to get some nice light effects.


It was a lot of fun, playing with the light and composing our pictures. In total we shot about 9 hours (with 1 hours break in between) and got ca. 1000 pictures. We decided to take the pictures in .RAW file format, so we will be able to develop the pictures digitally for perfect results.  
Unforunately I can't show you some of the pictures at this time, because at first we have to sort them and decide on which we will use for further image editing.

35 comments:

  1. interesting black and white photos are cool

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  2. Wow, RAW is really heavy! But for treatment it is impressive. You can restore almost 100% of black or white areas to something very visible with little losses of information.

    I hope you post some B&W pictures soon. I'm curious.

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  3. Don't know much about pohotgraphy good info for anyone to know

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  4. @Green Bus:
    of course you'll see some of those pictures in the future. But first i've to check on all of them before i will post them online ;)

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  5. Do you have more pictures from that night?

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  6. @psyke yeah, but they are for private use only ;)

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  7. I was looking to get into photography. are the cameras and picture developing too expensive?

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  8. amateur equipment isn't that expensive, of course you've to deal with at least 400€ to start in photography, but I think it is worth.
    developing pictures isn't expensive, as long as you take the digital way, analog way is although very expensive.

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  9. Wow, this was really informative. Will be back to read more in the future.

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  10. Very, very nice posts. I agree with Xuian, post 'em.

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  11. This should be interesting. Post 'em here, will ya?

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  12. Looks extremely interesting. Is there any specific difference when looking for the perfect b/w photo to take, as opposed to colour?

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  13. @Alexis:
    Yes, there are some differences, the most important one ist, that the situation of the light is way more impartant than in colourd photographies, because when the picture ist taken you'll be able to recognize every shadow and highlight in the whole picture.

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  14. You can really make a picture look cool with just black and white. It has this special mood in it.

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  15. I love the shots doc!

    The church colors are beautiful@!

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  16. Good stuff mate looking forward to seeing the black and white pictures.

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  17. I really like this! Post the black and white pics already! :)

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  18. Seriously. I want to see the pictures.

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  19. im not a huge fan of black and white photots

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  20. Looks neat. black and white has always been my personal favorite form of photography.

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  21. would be interested to see the results of your findings..

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  22. Ugh, .raw. Memories of buying additional external HDD's abound.

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  23. Wow, 1000 pictures? These are pretty neat, post more please! Following and supporting. alphabetalife.blogspot.com

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  24. No posts in way too long!
    Get back to it, this was about to take off!

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  25. Awesome! I love the first pic. I usually like both black and white and colour pictures but i am a huge fan of colour.
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  26. Please post your pictures some other time, can't wait to see them!

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