Cee’s Black & White Challenge: Made-Made Objects

Features from the 50 Years or Older Challenge

022614 b&wI’m proud to announce our first featured bloggers.  Please check out their posts, I think they are worthy of a second look.  ENJOY!

Foto Challenge – I adore how they took 50 years old to an extreme,  Villa Casale in Sicily was built in the 4th century AD.

Photos by Emilio – Emilio created a great mood at this old winery.

Photographs by James Collett – A personal and family touch. Portrait of his old gran, Aggie.

This week’s topic

022614 b&w (3)I sincerely hope you had a lot of fun with our last topic 50 Years or Older.  I know I adored seeing all your photos and creative ways of displaying them.  Today’s topic is Man Made Objects.  Have fun and use your creativity!  I have examples at the bottom on this post if you would like some ideas.

Upcoming Topics

  • Found in Nature
  • Big Subjects
  • Open Topic
  • Small Subjects
  • Food
  • Seating

Remember that Cee’s Black and White Challenge and Cee’s Which Way Challenge will run every other week.

When to Use Black and White

You are more likely going to get a higher quality black and white photo when there is a lot of color contrast or texture contrast.  The contrast will give you more depth when using black and white.

With the age of modern computer software, its fairly easy to see if your photograph will work in black and white or not.  I  use Aperture 3 (Mac software only) to do my post-processing.  I will try and give you some tips and tricks on black and white and various built-in filters.  I won’t tell you percentages, because that is going to vary from software to software.  Then of course you can always play with the percentages to get the image you want.  I usually find the one that fits the closest to what I want and then play with the sliders and percentages to get it perfect.

If you adore challenges as much as I do, please check out WordPress’s Blog Event Listing for other challenges.

How It Works?

This black and white challenge is topic related.  For a list of upcoming topics, please see the list at the bottom of this page.

Be creative and challenge yourself.  Look for contrast or highly textured subjects to shoot.

Hopefully you will find your creative eye will be expanded.

Please do not use sepia tones (brown).

ENJOY and have FUN.

Create a Cee’s Black & White Challenge Post

  1. Then add a link to your blog in my comment box.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your photos and post, title your blog post “Cee’s Black & White Challenge” tag.
  3. Remember to Follow My Blog to get your weekly reminders.

I usually will respond to your entry on your blog, rather than on my page.

Cee’s Black & White Challenge Badge

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Save the button to your computer and upload from there.
Still have questions? Please contact me.

I hope you ENJOY what I chosen for this week!

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Qi (energy) hugs

Cee

Check my new Three’s Cooking blog, learning to cook from the heart.  If you ever want electronic copies of my photographs, please contact me.  Sites where I have my photography for sale.

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