Olive + Thursdays
So, if you follow me on Instagram then you have probably noticed the lack of color lately. I am seriously in love with proper black & white photography. (Well as proper as "digital" can be anyway) My style of shooting has always leaned heavily on the "street style" or "journalistic" and I would even say that most of that involves portraiture. So when I shoot everyday life, and I combine it with the emotion and solitude that high contrast black & white photography can produce, I can truly create a dynamic image that helps to translate a story.
Today I carried around the Panasonic G6 with the Panasonic 20mm f.1.7. It is truly a pleasure to shoot with the Panasonic Lumix line of cameras and this one is no exception. I actually turned on "electronic shutter" so that I could operate the camera silently, which is really cool with catching moments all sneaky like!
This Camera also has beautiful "Filtered" JPEG image processing that is very easily professional quality. I am an AVID raw shooter and always have been. But, I am learning sometimes the ability to speed a workflow up, for certain jobs, could be highly useful in a professional setting. I am talking about "EFFECTS" in camera such as "BLK/WHT" "Sepia" "Pumped Saturation" and so on. This means you can take pictures with effects already applied to the pictures. This can happen along with a raw image so you have the best of both. This is a huge thing for photobooths, blogging, sameday edits or whatever? So I have been putting it to the test shooting all black & white only. I am taking it in to Lightroom for a little touch and sharpening that's all.
I am very impressed with the GH3 and G6 cameras and shooting BLK/WHT in camera almost reminds me of shooting film... without all the hard work and waiting! haha