Saturday, 26 September 2009

Indoor exploits

I've been working indoors lately, mainly struggling with my latest assignment for my distance learning course (more on that later). I haven't been getting very far with that, but did have some fun this week taking some pictures for my myspace blog (about getting rid of my evil iPod!).

I quite like this one, it contains two elements that I've been obsessed with in recent photography expoits - squinty angles and black and white filters (applied later using my Nikon NX software). I've been taking a lot of squinty photos lately having gotten the idea in my head that it makes them look a bit more dynamic, and I love black and white pictures because I think they just have more atmosphere.

I'd love to take a course in proper black and white film photography and dark room techniques. I'm particularly interested in lighting for black and white photography. These are things that will have to wait until I have more time, but until then I'm enjoying fiddling with the software and getting a sore neck from all this leaning photography :o)

If anyone has any tips for good sources of info on black and white photography and techniques I'd love to hear from you!