Using Black and White Film
It’s hard to
find sometimes but it’s making a resurgence, black and
white film. If you’ve never used this film now is the time
to try it out. Here are some tips to using b&w film and
what you can expect from the results.
1. Forget color. This is the hardest thing to do and the
number one reason that you will not get good results with
2. Look for contrast. Once you can ignore color look for
contrast. You will want your image to have a bit more
contrast than you would normally want in a color image.
3. Consider shooting situations that are more formal.
Black and white film gives such a wonderful timelessness to
an image and it’s perfect for formal situations.
4. Keep your photos simple. Black and white film
simplifies so don’t fight it. Keep the images simple by
keeping close to your subject or place your subject against
a simple back drop.
5. Babies and pets look great on b&w film. Place the
pet or baby on a white background and you’ll be stunned at
the beautiful results.
Black and white film creates a timeless simple look. It’s
wonderful for portraits and formal events. After shooting a
few rolls of b&w you’ll notice that you start to pay
attention to composition of your image more, since you
don’t have to worry about color. If you’re just learned
photography try using b&w film for awhile it will help
you teach yourself good composition. Think of light and
dark, black and white, and good composition and you’ll find
that b&w film could be a whole new hobby for you.
Copyright 2004 Kelly Paal
Kelly Paal is a Freelance Nature and Landscape
Photographer, exhibiting nationally and internationally.
Recently she started her own business Kelly Paal
Photography (www.kellypaalphotography.com). She has an
educational background in photography, business, and
commercial art. She enjoys applying graphic design and
photography principles to her web design.
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