Ditch Auto Weekly Photography Challenge Week 10 Black and White Photography

Week #10 – Black & White – Photo Challenge

In Photography by Jerad HillLeave a Comment

Up until now, we have focused mostly on the camera. As Photographers, we often spend time on our computer with our images after we capture them. This week, we will be challenging ourselves to create a Black and White image. I want you to capture your images in color on your camera. Try to get exposure and the look you are going for in-camera, but imagine it as a black and white image. You will then create your black and white conversion using Adobe Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop, or whichever photo editing application you use.

Feel free to play around with this. See what kind of emotion you can create from making changes to your image through black and white conversion.

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Have fun this week creating images and converting them to Black and White!

Upload your Week #10 challenge photos to the new Album in the Ditch Auto Group: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.1456243947732802&type=1

If you post your photos to your social media accounts, use the hashtag #ditchautochallenge

Here is a black and white conversion video I did for an old Ditch Auto Podcast episode:

Here are a few example photos of Black and White images I have created.

Black and White Photo

Sony QX1 + FE 55mm ZA Lens – 1/160, f/2.8, ISO 100

NASCAR Black and White Photo

Sony a7rII + 85mm GM Lens – 1/200, f/9, ISO 160

Kids Black and White Photo

Canon 5D MKIII + EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II – 1/200, f/2.8, ISO 100

Black and White Photo

Sony a6300 + Zeiss Loxia 35mm – 1/160, f/4.5, ISO 125

NHRA Black and White Photo

Canon 5D MKIII + EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II – 1/1250, f/5, ISO 640

Black and White Water Drops

Sony a7rII + Sony FE 90mm f/2.8 Macro – 1/200, f/13, ISO 640

Please challenge yourself to take new photos this week. I am sure you have some fantastic photos that fit the challenge but the goal of this challenge is to get out and take new photos.

Feel free to take all week to work on this challenge. There is no hurry. The reason I am launching new challenges on Monday is so that you have all week to think about the challenge and how you want to execute it in the form of a photo.

If you have not already, please watch the Ditch Auto Weekly Photo Challenge kick-off video and the rules video to better understand what this challenge is about. See those videos here: https://gearandlight.com/ditchauto/announcing-ditch-auto-weekly-photo-challenge/

When you have created the image you want to submit for the challenge, return to the Facebook group and upload it as a comment under the post for this challenge. This challenge will be pinned to the group all week, so it should be the top most post in the group.

If you post your photo or other photos from the challenge to your social media profiles such as Instagram, make sure to use the hashtag #DitchAutoChallenge in your post.

Good luck! If you have any questions, please ask them in the comments below this post or on Facebook in the group under the post for this week’s challenge. I am super excited to see what you all come up with. I will be out doing this challenge with all of you this week. See you in the Facebook Group.

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