I have fallen way behind in keeping up with posts but it’s for the best reason – really busy – rather than just slacking off. Things have been rather non-stop for months and looking to stay that way, for which I am immensely grateful.
On to the post: there’s just something about black and white photography for newborns that I can’t resist. With digital everything is color but there are beautiful software tools that can take that color data and correctly interpret it in B&W – and yes I do say interpret deliberately, because just stripping out the color data from an image often results in muddy, flat tones. I learned photography by shooting black and white film – Tri-X Pan for those who remember it. By default rather than talent I ended up as photo editor of my college paper which basically meant I shot the every assignment no one else wanted…so maybe I still have a little muscle memory for seeing black and white rather than color.
In any case, here’s a couple of my favorite images from a newborn shoot with Sophia a couple of weeks ago, all converted to black and white in Photoshop using Nik Software’s Silver Efex. That’s proud papa Tony holding her in probably my favorite image from the set.
Congrats to Tony and Carrie and welcome Sophia!