I have been exploring more special effects to change my images, after I download the photographs to my computer, including adding the vintage looking black and white filter. You might like to try these for yourself, they can make a big difference.
Have you ever wondered how changing your photos colours might change its whole look? Would it prompt people to look in a different way, or would the pictures not change much at all? Does having colour really matter? Let’s see.
Black and White Filter At A Local Cat Cafe
Jess one of the resident cats looks quite serious here but, I promise you, she can leap for a wand toy with the best of the youngsters. I use sport mode a lot with cafe cats, can’t you guess?
Jess accepts strokes in tribute and often sits in the window where she is a magnet drawing people into the cafe! She has a fan club who
I know the Paris picture I show you below 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?
Remember that when you select programmes have different black and white filter names. If you enjoy using filters for your cat portraits make a note of any name(s) and settings that work for you.
Black and White Filter on Architecture
Between my two monochrome cat portraits, I am including a character building from a visit to Paris some years ago.
Does the black and white filter add a touch of vintage? The buildings have all stood on this site for hundreds of years so lack many of the modern touches that shout 2020’s.
The building is the Terminus du Chatelet restaurant is a short walk from the famous Theatre du
Natasha – Black and White Portrait
This is a slightly more unusual cat pose with strong shade so I experimented to see if it would with a black an white filter. I really like it, but I’d love your opnion too.
- If you need a place to start experimenting I have created a ‘How’ To post so you can try out filter adjustments for yourself.
Marjorie is a motorbike riding blogger and award winning cat photographer who believes that everyone can create impressive cat photographs and fun movies with the camera they carry.
She is a Professional Member of the Cat Writers Association, Kuykendall Image Award winner and published photographer at the Guardian newspaper.