I decided i would do some research and attempt my first real purely black and white shoot, i arranged a couple of fantastic models and a great Mua and headed into our studio at Southport on the Gold Coast.
during the shoot I was surprised at how much simple lighting can change an image, now im sure your wondering well this happens with every shoot and you would be 100% correct and really whats the difference?. What i found was my attention to shadows and highlights within the image had a lot more emphasis and thought process, is the light to much is it not enough, is the placement and direction of the light in the right place for the vision i have, am i overthinking it, so many things to think about.
It wasn't until it came to post processing where i found myself lost in what the right way what's the best way and even what's the fastest way, so after more research and a phone call to a great photographer i know I was able to establish my processing, even though not wrong, was infact lengthy and with a few questions and some helpful tips i was able to redesign my method and process in a much ore controlled and detailed way,
I am aware i still have a lot more to learn with this method i am quite surprised at the amount i was able to learn within just this shoot, and that this shoot gave me one of those rare light bulb moments when all of a sudden it makes sense and now its just practising and perfecting the whole thing.