But there is definitely something about black and white photography that I love. I don’t take black and white pics very often with the hamsters. They have vivid colours in their coats and they deserve being captured in bright technicolor!
But after snooping around WordPress on some photography blogs, I have discovered some truly stunning photography in black and white. Its not pet related but it is photography related. I just wanted to show you some superb examples of photography in black and white. Here are just 3 of my favourite;
Megan Elizabeth Photography
I feel that black and white photography holds a certain peaceful quality to them. They are somewhat mystical and without getting too arty-farty they capture a stillness that just isnt quite there in coloured photos. They are simple and don’t have the distractions of bright colour and thats what makes black and white so interesting to look at.
This kind of photography is memorising.
Now I may have said it already, but with pets I am not quite sure black and white works out so well. They are too lively to be caught in such stillness, but I have tried it out anyways.
I was quite pleasantly surprised with the results. I found a more sophisticated side to my childish hammys. They look so serious and moody. It looks cool! 😀
I also like the how much the eyes stand out in the pictures. I think its because the pure black contrasts really well. I mean they stand out plenty in coloured pictures but in black and white they seem more definitive.
I do have to say, I think the whole black and white thing should be done in moderation. I think my blog could get very tedious and boring if every post I posted was decorated with monochrome photos. Its not that they don’t look nice but these hamsters are beautiful colours and deserve to be shown off in colour.
Like I said at the start, I am no photography buff. I have no idea what makes a great black and white photograph, to be honest I don’t think I have to know! I like taking piccy’s of my pets and I can edit them using them simple sliders on my computer screen. Its not rocket science. I just wanted to try it. See what I got.
Do you like black and white photo’s of your pets??
Send me your monochrome snaps of your furries and I shall put a gallery post together in the next few days! 😀