Hi! This week’s blog topic is Opposites Attract. As I was thinking of ideas and how to relate the topic to photography, I looked up “opposites attract” in the google machine. And guess what came up as the first thing? ……. no guesses? Ok, I’ll tel you! Paula Abdul’s Opposites Attract music video!! It was the most popular single of 1990. I was only 9 at the time but I remember jamming out to Paula’s music as a kid!!
What are some of you favorite opposites? Here are some of mine:
- Milk & Cereal
- Sweet & Sour (now I’m hungry!)
- Chocolate and Vanilla
- Black & White
Let’s talk Black & White….. I love black and white photographs. When I think of black and white photos, I instantly think of Ansel Adams, on of the most famous photographers!
Viewing photos in black and white changes your perspective, it really brings out other elements within the photo besides colors. You can see more of the composition, subject, tones, and contrasts. When you view photos in black and white, taking away color can take away some distractions, allowing you to be drawn into the composition itself.
I think viewing photos in black and white also add to or enhance the emotions or mood of the image. When I am processing images from weddings or events, I used black and white to pull forward the emotion of the subject. Also, black and white photos are classy and timeless, they never go out of style. You can even use black and white photos in your decor – they go with everything! 🙂
Let’s look at an example. I love both of these photos. There is beauty in the color photo but I feel like the black and white one really pulls you in and lets you see the joy in their smiles! Use the slider to change from color to black and white.
Here are a few more of my favorite black and white images.
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