This is a post from my “Just Three” Challenge, a 28-day photography project to capture a series of three-photo-story sequences — to tell a brief narrative using just three pictures taken that day. Each day from February 22nd through March 21st I’ll be posting a three-panel photo collection that makes use of one of the six styles of story-telling transition.
I had contemplated taking my camera out for a stroll in the bitterly cold late-February weather, but when I saw the dog basking in the sun streaming through the living room window I pulled out my portrait lens and started snapping. She didn’t seem to mind and played the willing subject netting me a nice collection of high-contrast black and white photo, and my…
Day 2: Sunny Dog Days
Camera: Canon 40D
Subject: Sparkle Dog
Post-Processing: None (besides resizing for web)
Story: A dog and a precious beam of sunlight: The contrast of the black and white plays in parallel to the bitter cold contrast of the temperatures on the other side of the window and we creep closer through the three-photo transition to get a sense of the peace and warmth we get to envy from the quiet comfort of a lazy dog.
Technique: High contrast black and white imagery using my 100mm macro and portrait lens and a very shallow depth of field. The high contrast is a monochrome setting in the camera which, in my opinion, pulls out some of the more interesting details of the sunlight and the lucky fact that my dog is black and white in color.
Evaluation: I took about 50 pictures so weeding out the three that told the story I wanted was the trickiest part. I also could have probably pulled back the contrast to get a few more of the details to pop.