[LRflex] Re: Power of B&W?

Alex -

I must say I'm genuinly curious as to how your shot of the Sienna art 
gallery (which I like a lot as it is) would look in B&W, what with the 
strong graphic elements & all....

Bob Palmieri


On Jul 13, 2006, at 5:00 PM, Alex Hurst wrote:

> Bob asked:
>
>> Ted -Are you referring to people pictures, news photos or all 
>> subjects?
>
>
> Far be it for me to interpret the sayings of the Tedarishi, most of
> them are based on his long experience, and thus down to earth common
> sense on the subject of photography - an attribute which many of us
> seem to be lacking. FWIW, I don't think the great man is into
> specifics. However:
>
> "Always shoot from the shadow side" - great advice. Works fine for
> me. This was one I discovered fairly early on in life.
>
> "Never point your Nocti at the rear end of a cow" - he did, and paid
> the price. It's much safer from the front end - especially if you're
> shooting a black Kerry cow in a coal cellar.
>
> "You are judged on the photographs you show, not the photographs you
> take." - Thank God for that! Even the guru is happy if he gets 10%
> keepers. So am I.
>
> Ted's b/w observations are likewise on the ball - if you can
> visualise it that way.
>
> The problem is that rank amateurs like me tend to think mostly in
> colour. I'm just back from Italy. See:
>
>   http://www.iol.ie/~corkflor
>
> and click on the Tuscany link.
>
> IMHO Italy is a country where colour is integral to the character of
> the country. The light is intense and vibrant. And actually the
> colour's most important where there's not too much of it.
>
> If I'd been shooting portraits of interesting Italian people, then
> b/w would certainly have been a viable alternative.
>
> So, Tedarishi is not right and he's not wrong. We all have our
> shooting styles, and he's told us what works for him. Be grateful -
> he's one of a kind. and he's a much better photographer than I'll
> ever be.
>
> Best
>
> Alex
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