Photography 101: Architecture

“Study architectural forms, and also train your eye to look for shots that will translate well in black and white.”

I know that black and white can change the tone of a picture but I didn’t expect the results I got.

The first photo was taken from the outlook on the top of the Empire State Building. I felt like the crossbars stood out more in the black and white photo and the city scene seemed to fade a little.

I feel like the entire feel of the bridge picture changed when I used to infrared on it.

And last of all-

I felt like this was the most dramatic of the three. In the color photo, the blue of the sky seems to be where your eye is drawn. The same photo in black and white and that blue sky no longer blue changed the entire tone. The sky appeared much darker and it seems as if the Dakota is not the focus.


Photography 101: Pop of Color

“Colors can stir emotions within us, tell stories, and transform our images. Today, use one color to add life or drama to your shot.”

colorWhen I first took this picture, I was focusing more on the fact that he was walking down this narrow path in between two buildings and I completely overlooked the red flowers. As I looked through my pictures from a few months ago for a specific architecture picture, this one caught my eye.

color1I know this is out of focus. I took it around midnight in Central Park. At the time, the flowers popped out at me, even in the darkness.


And the last shot was taken on the side of my house.