Shock! Horror! Another blog post!
Nothing too exciting, I’m probably going to be launching a shop on my website in the next couple of weeks or so, most likely when I get back from my European adventure. Occasionally I’ll throw a few special offers up on eBay too I reckon, but more on that nearer the time.
Anyway, on to things of a more photographic nature. I’ve always maintained that one of the things I really dislike in photography is good old ‘Selective Colour’. Take an image, make it all black and white with the exception on one colour (usually red). Sometimes this works, mostly it doesn’t though. I’ll give you a quick example of a scenario where – in my opinion – it doesn’t work, you’ll have to picture it in your head as I’m not going to start ripping other peoples works to bits in public for a cheap thrill. So you have a somewhat scenic setting, there’s trees, perhaps a river or a small stream too. You have the girl, she’s wearing a dress and over that she has a small cardigan…let’s say it’s white. Pictured it in your head yet? good! Now make it black and white. Be honest, it’s not looking great is it? Oh, the lighting condition is poor, so to compensate you have a really high ISO…so that awful image in your head is also noisy….really noisy! Now keep everything else black and white but make the dress red…just the dress though, everything else has to stay in black and white, under-exposed and noisy.
I make my point.
Anyway, I’ve got a few BTCC images I quite like, and my brother-in-law asked if he could have a copy of one, suggesting that it might look good with the car in colour and everything in black and white “urgh, for god’s sake” I thought to myself, “okay, let’s see how terrible it looks”
Turned out it looked alright actually, I quite liked it! Suddenly I had an idea!
My next project! The idea is simple, to take an image, make it black and white and then reintroduce multiple colours. So in the case of the BTCC photos, everything except the car is black and white.
Or a black and white portrait with just the eyes in colour and enhanced, that sort of thing. The possibilities are endless and I reckon it should be a fun little project to tuck in to! I’ll have a dedicated page on the website for it soon so it might be well worth while checking back every now and then to see how it’s progressing. Oh, and all the images will be available to buy.