Architecture: Lesson 10 Go Monochrome

I spent a happy hour exploring the charming neighbourhood of Tiong Bahru  last week.  It is one of Singapore’s oldest housing estates turned trendy by all the cafes and shops that have taken up residence.  While we visit to shop and eat here frequently, I haven’t taken the time to wander around.  It is amazing how different things look when one is not pressured by time or agenda; when we have time to stop and peer at fruits growing, to discover hidden gems.

Lesson 10 of Daily Post’s photography tutorial Developing Your Eye, also challenges us to take some time to look at our subject a little differently, this time, in monochrome. Hence, my Feature Photo.  I love the vibrance and energy that comes with vivid colours.  But I have discovered that I  love the textures and shadows that come alive in black and white.  When I take the time to look at my subject in both colour and monochrome, I am afforded a look from different perspectives.

Do you have a preference for Colour or Monochrome photographs?

This is my contribution for Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Tour Guide.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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30 Replies to “Architecture: Lesson 10 Go Monochrome”

      1. I do some of both. When shooting In B&W, especially on a bright day, I’ll often use a yellow filter as well. It’ll make your edges pop and create that contrast that is so appealing with B&W. 😃

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          1. You can edit with that. But there’s certainly more control with an SLR. Filters, lenses, and being able to control apertures and shutter speeds. That’s true. But until you can buy that kind of camera, you can certainly hone your eye and skills with that phone. 😃

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          2. Photography is more about the eye and learning perspective and lighting and framing, learning to see things as a lens, than the equipment used. Without that “eye”, one can have the most elite equipment and still not be a good photographer. 😃

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      1. That’s perfectly normal – it needs a lot of time learning not to miss and even then it happens to the best. 😉 Thanks to digital photography that’s no problem anymore! 😄
        I actually do both, it depends on the scene. But mostly in the editing afterwards.

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