Sunday, April 06, 2014

Age Of Digital Photography

Color photography versus black & white. Each has value, and in this day and age of digital, we can have both. When taking pictures with my camera, typically it is in color, but software advances are so ubiquitous that the same photo can be adjusted wonderfully into black & white, using Photoshop, or many other software programs created for that purpose.

 I do not say one form is better than another . . . for instance an incredible sunset might lose some drama in black & white. But then again, sometimes color can be distracting. Black & white simplifies so that a narrative speaks more clearly, the story is succinct.

Here, I am including two samples of the same picture. The subject is a woman at a train platform in Bangkok, Thailand. A train is rushing past and is blurred by motion. In the black & white, the absence of color gives longing to the story. The color picture is flashier. 

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