Saturday, March 24, 2012

Photo of the day: Elizabeth 239bw

Elizabeth 239bw by The Bacher Family
Elizabeth 239bw, a photo by The Bacher Family on Flickr.

I've had a wonderful time playing with images from my photoshoot with Elizabeth a few weeks ago, converting them to "black and white" and focusing on line and tone rather than color. I put "black and white" in quotes because, interestingly, in this case I found it more interesting to do the conversion through severe reduction in color saturation rather than true conversion to grayscale. With a model like Elizabeth whose skin is so pale but whose lips are so red, this creates the wonderful effect of being mostly shades of black, but with hints of brighter colors here and there, literally fleshing out the photo and giving it some added dimension.

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