Martha & Russ @ Los Gatos

The sub-title of this post should be Adventures in Black and White.

Last May, I was challenged by primary photographer Claudia Akers of Claudia Akers Photography to shoot with her a wedding with her primarily in black and white. Shooting in black and white was something I hadn’t done since my early Photography 101 courses but I was up for anything. Plus I always believed that digital cameras did poor rendering of black and white, compared to the real grit and texture of film. I took a leap of faith, set my Fuji S3 to the black and white preset and plunged right in. I think I did a good job with these photos of Martha and Russ on their wedding day. I tried in evoke the spirits of the old masters, taking these photos with a closed mouth and opened eyes – meaning minimal direction in true photojournalism style.






4 Comments Martha & Russ @ Los Gatos

  1. Victoria September 6, 2007 at 1:33 am

    What a neat challenge, Auey–you did a terrific job & have inspired me to try something similar. πŸ™‚

    Oh, and TAG! You’re IT! Start your post on 8 things no one knows about you now. πŸ™‚ You’re cross linked in my similar post at

    Love your blog, I’ve added you to my favorites. It’s great to see images from home!

    –Victoria (aka Tish)

  2. Kari September 6, 2007 at 1:42 am

    What fun in town! These are great!

  3. KEL September 7, 2007 at 1:07 am

    nice pics! you’ve really grown so much as a photographer. bilib ako sa yo!! keep on challenging yourself. πŸ™‚


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