If you had asked me up through the end of last year if I could see myself moving in the direction of fine-art photography I would have said no however, I am excited to be at a the place I am today. Turning towards black and white fine-art photography has done more for me than just choosing a genre that I like and desaturating the shot.
Great black and white photography engages you with the good contrast, tonal values, and light.
What I didn’t realize it would do is reveal a vision for me that will allow me to creatively express how I see a shot that I took. I appreciate straight-out-of-camera but I am more driven to spend the time needed to edit a photo to have it display what I saw when I took the shot. Not just what the camera captured.
It’s teaching me patience and how to ‘see’ in black and white and making me plan the shot more methodically than I have before which is invigorating and challenging. It’s creating growth in who I am and how I want to express myself with imagery.
If you are reading this I hope you have already experienced finding that something that influenced your creativity and took you to another level as an artist. That something that made a significant change.
Your ah-ha moment might be in the next chance you take.
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Portrait photographer based out of Hamilton, Ohio. When not photographing people to help tell their story, I spend my time bringing my imagination to life and doing things I have never done before.
Imagine. Capture. Create.