So, as all of you know, I have been working on a 365 project since the beginning of July as a way of filling time over the summer, but also as a physical reminder of showing an interesting thing or person that I met that day.
So, these are the first 3 posts since getting back to Clark on Sunday and officially kicking off my 4 months of zero social media presence.
I am going to be posting these photographs in posts of 3 images with the number, the date, and the person, place, or thing that I document.
For those of you wondering, yes, we are ok. Thank you for your thoughts.
Today was a day of experimentation, shot some water based photography, some self portraits, and went outside after it finished snowing. It felt good to wade through snow that reached my thigh, leaping like a puppy seeing snow for the first time (yes there are tracks to prove it).
Also continuing is my experimentation with black and white photography — which has definitely gotten me excited about photography again.
So today, I made a concentrated effort to develop a preset that emulates the look of black and white film, and for the most part, I think I achieved the look I wanted. Creating this preset reminded me how much I love everything about black and white photography.
For me, it really forces you to reconstruct the color behind the scene, for black and white photography as well as editing leaves the color behind (obviously) and focuses on the stark details and richness of the moment. It allows you to dive deep into the details of the scene, rather than being preoccupied with the color of the scene, creating a stronger connection with the photograph itself.
I applied this preset to a collection of aquarium photographs that I shot over last year to show the versatility, beauty, and strength of black and white in everyday circumstances.