After a mini-series of color Drink and Click portraits, I return to black and white. Monochrome is what I’ve done all last year, ever since I got the Olympus PEN-F with its awesome “MonoProfile 2″ mode. And even for my recent color portraits, I compose and shoot in black and white, though I have my RAW files for the ultimate in flexibility.
I took photos of Andie by the deck railing near the light stand, but we decided to experiment with a more textured location, a hallway of rough hewed wood near the bathrooms. I thought the texture and leading lines added something a bit different. The back LCD of the PEN-F in black and white showed an image with promise.
Alas, after download, I discovered that Andie’s face was much too dark. It’s not unusual to have promising results on the small screen, just to find issues back at the ranch, on the large 27” computer monitor. I switched to the RAW, which was pliable enough to create what I was hoping for.
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