Black and white photography made easy – Part 1

I remember my first photos, taken with a black and white film camera, and they were less than impressive shots. My abiding memory is of images that were flat and grey, with very little variation in tone, and I was delighted when colour film became the norm. Today I realise the reason for these lacklustre black and white images. There was no emphasis on any of the elements that make a good photograph, let alone a good black and white photograph, it was simply point and shoot and hope for the best. Having said that, I do remember a photo I took of my bicycle (my pride and joy at the time) placed against a wall. It may have been accidental, but I did compose the photograph so that the dark bicy

Why I think photography is a great hobby

“Photography is the only language that can be understood anywhere in the world.” -Bruno Barbey I think we all need to have a passion that will sustain us in these difficult times, something that will give us energy, that will motivate and inspire us to keep going and stay positive. Those who already enjoy photography will know that it is a great hobby and an amazing career choice for those lucky enough to be able to make a living by taking photographs. But for those who don’t already know how great photography is, and would like to give it a go, here is what I believe makes photography such a great hobby. #1 It doesn’t have to cost the earth Entry level cameras are not expensive and produce

WildWillowWays is a personal blog to track my journey into photography. Join me as I shake off the beginner tag and explore the exciting world of real photography. Feel free to contact me with any comments or suggestions. ©

 

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