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February 24, 2009

I ♥ faces - black & white (updated)

I'm updating this photo because I think I've learned a few more things about what makes a "good" black and white photograph. It's not enough to just convert our images to greyscale. Our faces shouldn't look gray. They should look alive and beautiful! Hopefully Gwenny looks more alive in this pretty photo! Gwen bw-blog

Here's a photo of my pretty Gwenny that I'm entering in the I ♥ faces contest this week.  Like the folks at We Picture {this}, the current theme is black & white.  Lots of entries!  Check them out here.

I love this photo.  We were playing in the backyard in the dark and Gwen was wearing a black shirt and the contrast between her flawless skin and the dark night was spectacular!  Other than converting it to greyscale, this photo is straight out of the camera.  You can see every lovely detail of her face.... even little beads of sweat on her upper lip and every tiny perfect eyebrow hair.    Anyone notice anything odd about her teeth?  I usually don't notice it but I think it's exceptionally obvious in this photo.

Photo Stats:
Camera: Canon 5D
Exposure: 1/60 sec.
Aperture: f/4
Focal Length: 40 mm
ISO Speed: 400
Manual Mode with flash

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