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“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow." – Imogen Cunningham

“A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.” – Edward Steichen

Black and White

I recently downloaded the trial version of Nik's Silver Efex plugin for Lightroom (I have 4 days out of the 15 days left), and I have to confess to a completely new appreciation for the intricacies of a good black and white photo. I still have a lot to learn (and only 4 days to do it, better get cracking!), but there's something about the subtleties of the tones that just gets me. And I really enjoy trying out all the different color filters to see what kind of effects they might give me.

Anyway, here are some black and whites from a recent shoot, and then a few more color images to give a nice balance to it all.

As always, I am forever interested in your opinion. If you, like my boyfriend, 'don't really like the black and whites,' I won't hold it against you. I think.

Amazing dress, right?


  1. The entire collection is beautiful but thank heavens that you didn't fall for the old trap of thinking Black and White is great, as it would have been a travesty not to have displayed her in that gown in all its glory, well done.

  2. I love your entire collection...the tones of the black and white are incredible..I really want that filter! I love the "timelessness" the black and white gives the images! Your colored images are just as amazing...those colors just really pop and brings her in the present!

  3. What? There are people not loving Black and White? :D

    Heresy! :D Black and White (or its monochrome variants) is still an art of its own.. a lot of photos work in Black and White which wouldn't work in color. Okay, there are photos which work in color only, but I think it's the other way around more often!

  4. I love the last one, very dramatic

  5. i love the one with her dad! great photos!


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