Sunday, September 16, 2012

Simplicity {Sunday Snapshot}

Several weeks back, I read a post that Stephanie (from Ni Hao Y’all) did on photography.  One thing she said in particular that day really stuck with me.  I’m paraphrasing, but she said the author of a good photography book she was reading suggested that unless color is going to add to the photo, it should be presented in black and white. 

I had the honor of doing a photo shoot for my friend’s littles the other day, and the simple beauty of these two girls just blew me away.  I’m a HUGE fan of black and white photography anyway, so it was no surprise I preferred the black and white in these as well.

As I was editing, I really liked some that I left in color, but the ones in black and white just radiated the pure joy, beauty, youth, and innocence of these sweet sisters.  I hope the simplicity of these precious moments caught on film are a treasure for their Mommy for many years to come!

{Settings for First Image}
Camera: Nikon D5000
Time of Day: Approx 6:30pm
ISO 600
SS 1/250
Post Processed using Florabella's Classic Rich B&W

{thankful for}
21. The opportunity to practice my photography skills
22. Gorgeous evening light

Ni Hao Yall

To see more Sunday Snapshots, visit Stephanie at Ni Hao Ya'll! 

15 kind thoughts:

Ruthie said...

I love these pictures! Great job!

Melissa said...

They are beautiful, and I love the rich feel to your b/w conversion!

Pieni Lintu said...

Very pretty!!

Siiri said...

oh i love that last one!

Nancy @ Ordinary Miracles & The Crazy 10 said...

New follower here and I lOVE your BWs! So simple and helps focus and what's important. Thank you for the inspiration!
Nancy-of the crazy 9

Lisa said...

THESE ARE JUST BEAUTIFUL!!! WOW!!! I love black and white too. I love Stephenie's blog it's so much fun. :)

Ally @ Even Miracles said...

You captured the moments do well ! They are beautiful girls and beautiful b&w pix .

Ally @ Even Miracles said...

Sorry SO well ... Auto correct !!!

Unknown said...

What beautiful black and white photos! That tea party sure looks like fun!

Anonymous said...

You have inspired me to do more black and whites in the future.... thanks.
Laurie @ Pride in Photos

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Unknown said...

Oh I love black and white!!! Nice job!

Gina Kleinworth said...

These are beautiful!!! I am such a fan of BW photos. I think they speak deeper in most circumstances.

Stefanie said...

Gorgeous! Brilliant job on the b/w conversion... so beautiful!!

April said...

Great job! These are awesome photos. You have captured their beautiful little faces and personality so well.

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