Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Make up for Black & White Photography

Hey Guys,

In College we have been on the topic of black & white photography. It is a very interesting topic. When deciding on a make up for a black and white photo it’s not so much about the colours used but my about tonal value they have i.e. how light or dark they will show up in the photo. For example one the eyes you could use dark blue, dark green, brown or navy and they would all show up similarly in a black & white photo. It’s all about the effect of highlighting and contouring and the use of lighting. Natural white light is usually best but it can be simulated with different light bulbs.  It is a very flattering way of photographing most people as it can hide a lot of imperfections and also black is more slimming but it can take a bit of practice with highlighting and contouring. Heres how it worked out for me. 

What do you think??
Let me know if you give it a go


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