"Pay attention to the world." -- Susan Sontag
Amaryllis, Mostly Magenta, in Black-and-White (2 of 2)

Amaryllis, Mostly Magenta, in Black-and-White (2 of 2)

From Light and Lens: Photography in the Digital Age by Robert Hirsch:

“The process of making pictures involves keeping an open mind to single and serial image constructions, narrative and non-narrative formats, in-camera juxtapositions, and post-camera manipulations. How does changing the sense of scale, the size you expect something to be, affect viewer reaction? Does the unusual scale evoke humor, mystery, or horror? How does this make you rethink the subject? Consciously ask yourself questions like these: How does image size affect viewer response? How would changing to black-and-white or color affect the image’s emotional outcome? Examine how one photograph may modify the meaning of the image next to it. Consider what happens if text is added to an image. How can meaning shift with a title as opposed to leaving a photograph untitled? What is the most effective form of presentation, and what is the appropriate venue?”

“When making color images, the intensity and the relationship of one color to another within the scene plays a vital role in creating contrast. If you decide to make black-and-white images, then contrast is created by the difference between the darkest and lightest areas of the composition.”


This is the second of two posts (the first is Amaryllis, Mostly Magenta, in Black-and-White (1 of 2)) showing black-and-white conversions of the color photos I originally posted in Amaryllis, Mostly Magenta (1 of 2) and Amaryllis, Mostly Magenta (2 of 2).

Thanks for taking a look!

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