- We discussed some new vocabulary (contrast, highlights, shadows, picture style, white balance)
- We experimented some with our cameras to achieve different settings
- We practiced with Black & White photography to help train our eye to look at contrast and detail
- Sometimes, color in photography can actually be a distraction
- In order to take time to learn more about shadows and highlights, we can practice with black & white (monochrome) in order to find depth in the shadows and isolate what we are wanting to show.
- Take many photos in B&W and play, as you feel comfortable, with AV or A setting to achieve a shallow depth of field with a small f/stop (3.5-5.6 or lower).
- For most of your photos, I encourage you to shoot B&W with higher apertures above 7.1. In this range, your photos will have greater detail and usually will 'pop' a bit more.
- Be ready to bring in 2 or 3 of your favorites to share.