wild building along a back street in Kyoto

Photo Fridays – pops of color in Japan

The local Japanese consulate is holding a photo contest. We meant to enter last year and never got around to it but this year, I’m determined! Going back over the photos I was thinking about entering last year took a fun twist when I started playing with contrast. I love how deep colors appear along…

concrete windows

Photography 101 – architecture in black and white

Theme 1 for week 3 was focused on colour. Theme 2 looks for elements within architecture that would work well in black and white. In “common photographic mistakes“, Ming Thien states, “amateur black and white generally tends to be too flat or too contrasty.” I need to see examples to better understand what these mean. Having been exposed to primarily colour photographs,…