The kick-off event of A Personal Photo Challenge was a wonderful success! A hearty THANK YOU goes out to the participants, my faithful blog readers, and those friends who helped publicize it. There are always initial jitters with endeavors like this. It’s like throwing a party. Will anybody will show up? And then if they do show up, will they have fun? In this case, the answers were yes and yes!
The participants had a nice range of experience, and there was an abundance of creativity. I’ve been told that some people learned something new and several got a fresh appreciation for black and white photography. Terrific! If you didn't participate this time, I hope you will consider jumping into the next one. The photo challenge fun will be the second Saturday of each month.
One of the tips that I passed on in my post yesterday is that various color filters can enhance an image’s black and white transformation. I used Photoshop for my editing, but you don’t need a fancy editing program to accomplish this trick on your own photos.
I pulled out all the stops and this morning taught myself how to do a Quicktime video of my desktop screen. So here is a little tutorial that shows you how easy it is to add color filters to your black and white conversions in PicMonkey.
applying filters in Picmonkey B&W from Donna Martin on Vimeo.
I hope you will give this technique a try!