I have been exploring more special effects after I download my photographs to my computer, including adding the vintage looking black and white filter.
I have been wondering what a difference s monochrome look would make to a photograph. Would it let people look in a different way, or would the pictures not look very different at all? Does having colour matter? Let’s see.
I am joining Brian and showing off a gorgeous restaurant we visited in Paris some years ago, as well as a lovely picture of tuxedo cat Jess. I’d appreciate your opinion on any differences in
The Terminus du Chatelet restaurant is a short walk from the famous Theatre du
The restaurant was exactly what you would expect from an old Parisian venue and the food was delicious. We were given a warm welcome and enjoyed walking to the opera afterwards for a performance.
My second black and white filter is Jess from the cat cafe
She looks quite serious here but she can leap for a wand toy with the best of the youngsters.
Jess accepts strokes in tribute and often sits in the window where she is a magnet drawing people into the cafe! Jess has a fan club who
I know the Paris picture has a more vintage-y look and with a sepia tint would definitely be picture postcard material, but what do you think of Jess? As a tuxedo already she is black and white but does the black and white picture look more intense?
I added an extra black and white photograph taken some weeks after this post went live. I made a conscious effort to keep the subject simple, which works better for black and white pictures, whether you shoot in black and white or change an image later with a filter.
Natasha – Black and White Portrait
It’s an interesting experiment to try out the adjustable sliders and filters in Affinity or Photoshop Elements or on your smartphone. What do you think of these black and white explorations?
Marjorie is a motorbike riding blogger and award winning cat photographer who believes that everyone can shoot and edit wonderful pictures they love regardless of the camera they use.
She is a Professional member of the Cat Writers Association, Kuykendall Image Award winner and published photographer at the Guardian newspaper.