Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Exploring Contrast - Photo Set

The Concept

Over the past few months, I have been exploring the intriguing world of black and white photography. What have I learned? For starters, not every shot works in black and white, and while some at first glance may seem mediocre, they gain a luminous vibrancy with this effect added. 

At the heart of this style is the concept of contrast – an artistic universe of gradations to explore. I find that depth plays an important role in capturing great black and white photographs, and that I tend to use a painterly eye, looking for shapes of dark and light areas instead of color. Another very important element to consider is areas of activity versus areas of calm (negative space). This is a similar process to how I think about abstract paintings and am constantly surprised at the connections between these art forms. Please enjoy this artistic photo set below!

Exploring Contrast - Photo Set


Dawn Cloudscape. Photo by Charles Wolf. 
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Garden Wall. Photo by Charles Wolf. 
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The Woods. Photo by Charles Wolf. 
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Morning Over the Waves. Photo by Charles Wolf. 
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Shade by the Path. Photo by Charles Wolf. 
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Looking Up. Photo by Charles Wolf. 
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View of the Pond. Photo by Charles Wolf. 
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Storm. Photo by Charles Wolf. 
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Sunlight. Photo by Charles Wolf. 
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Waves. Photo by Charles Wolf. 
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Timeless. Photo by Charles Wolf. 
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Black and White Photography Contest!


If you haven't already enter the contest today, ends on Friday, 17th!

—To enter, follow the link below to the Impulsive Artistry Facebook Page:


Attach your best Black and White Photograph in the comments below the pinned post at the top!

—Caption your photo when you attach it: your name, photo name, and photo location.

—Only one photo entry per person please.

—The winning photo will be featured in a special bonus blog post on Impulsive Artistry!

Entries accepted until 6/20/16.

Enter today! 

(All photos must be family friendly.)

Wrapping Up


Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for viewing my photographic work. I hope that you enjoyed this photo set and will come again soon. Leave me a comment below and let me know what you thought, I do enjoy hearing from you! 

Have a great creative day, and I can't wait to see your photos in the contest! 

—Charles 

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