Does Anyone Take Black & White Photos Anymore?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Don Sabinske, Sabinske & Associates Inc. 539MN

It was an odd thing…I happened to be messing with my camera, trying to get the photos from the camera to download onto the sandisk.  And, I  made an error. 

 

No, it doesn’t happen often that I make a mistake, but if one had to be made, this was a great time to do it rather than while I was “working”.

 

I was trying to take photos of some fish we had caught, and the end result was that the camera was taking black and white shots which I found interesting, but not great.

 

Sadly, I deleted them while trying to get the camera back to normal and the photos from the camera back to the disk.

 

But, I thought they were interesting and wondered if any of you take any black and white photos with your cameras? 

 

I will be here waiting to hear, with a line in the water. 

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Don Sabinske, Broker, GRI

www.donsabinske.com

Sabinske & Associates Inc.

763-350-7960

Specializing in Sherburne, Wright, Anoka and Hennepin Counties...We can help you move!

 

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Kevin Mackessy
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Better to choose one you want in b&w and edit it with a photo program.
August 20, 2012 02:09 PM #3
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Don Sabinske
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I guess I never thought of changing it over, Alexandra and Kevin.  But, thanks for the ideas.  Now, back to the fishing for a while longer at least.

August 20, 2012 02:12 PM #4
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John McCormack
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Don, we just shoot in color then remove the color if and when needed.  At times we keep a color and B&W shot of the same photo.  I really like the look of black and white in fact we have some professional pics in B&W.

August 20, 2012 02:20 PM #5
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Michael Jacobs
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Hi Don -- I like black and white photos for some situations.  As John commented shoot in color and then remove the color -- depending on the shot keep both versions.   

August 20, 2012 02:38 PM #6
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Jeanne & Ralph Janisch ABR CRS Brokers
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I've never done it but I understand that you can get pretty good results with all our new whizz bank digital tools.

August 20, 2012 02:42 PM #7
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Debbie Laity
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Fishing? What's that? I haven't wet a line in some time. I might have to try that this weekend. I do like B&W pictures for some shots. Mostly scenery stuff. I would want my fishing pictures to have all the color in the world.

August 21, 2012 06:24 AM #8
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Paula McDonald
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Hi Don,

I love the look of a black and white photo.  I often take photos and print them in both black and white and in color and then decide which I like better. 

August 21, 2012 01:27 PM #9
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Jennifer Chiongbian
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I will ocassionally change my color photos into black and white via photoshop, but I don't think there are too many people that will do the originals in Black and white anymore.

August 21, 2012 02:39 PM #10
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Suzanne McLaughlin
Sabinske & Associates, Inc. (Albertville, St. Michael) - Saint Michael, MN
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I take mostly pictures of friends in b&w.  It's a throwback to a cousin who took remarkable photos in black and white.

August 21, 2012 04:12 PM #11
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Amanda S. Davidson
Living A Dream Real Estate - Alexandria, VA
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I always take photos in color but, often times will then change them to black and white. I think for some it adds character. Wish I had a line in the water too!

August 22, 2012 07:39 AM #12
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Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi & Corinna Birgit Cromartie
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Actually, the professional photographer took over 800 photos at my daughter's wedding last June and many were black and white as well as the same shot in color. Many of them seem to have a special effect simply because they are black and white. There is something to be said for those photos!!!

August 22, 2012 12:03 PM #13
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Debb Janes
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I love black and white and sepia to create moods - but most of the time use color. But, agree with the consensus here, shoot in color you can always change them to b/w and sepia later.

August 30, 2012 04:25 PM #14
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Barbara-Jo Roberts Berberi & Corinna Birgit Cromartie
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Hope you get out and take some black and white photos over the long weekend to share with us!

September 01, 2012 11:21 AM #15
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My husband did almost exclusively black and white photos until we just moved in a new home and sold all of his dark room equipment (yes, he did it old school style with film and everything).  I was sad to see the dark room go, but he wasn't having time to do any of it anymore between real estate, family, etc.  We have tons of his black and whites in our house.  THey are beautiful! -Kasey

September 03, 2012 08:48 PM #16
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Joy Daniels
Joy Daniels Real Estate Group, Ltd. - Harrisburg, PA

I bet you are going to be taking more black and whites! :)  I don't take pictures. . . except on my cell phone, so I don't have an option.  We hire professional photographers for our homes and they are always in color.

September 07, 2012 05:11 PM #17
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Linda K. Mayer
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Hey Don, my favorite pictures from my wedding are in black and white (6 yrs ago)... love them!

January 24, 2013 02:06 PM #18
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Wika Hutchinson
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I take black and white photos from time to time. My camera allows me to highlight certain color while taking b/w pictures. It's cute to see b/w picture of someone holding a bright red umbrella--and only the umbrella was in color.
January 24, 2013 02:12 PM #19
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Dorie Dillard
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I actually love black and white photos..I find them so interesting. I have to admit I usually take color photos!

January 24, 2013 03:51 PM #20
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"I will be here waiting to hear, with a line in the water.", hope its not getting too cold out there waiting for our comments, a few of us just found this through Suzanne's reblog.

I have not taken bw photos in many decades, but after your suggestion, I think that it might be fun to start experimenting with the settings on my camera.

January 31, 2013 10:47 PM #21
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I just took some black and white photos of my birdhouse....by mistake.  We got that fixed.

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