Shooting in Color v. Black & White

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This past week shooting for 24 stills has been quite an experience. I originally wanted to do something contrasting monochrome and color, but I didn’t realize how different the two would be to light. The shots in black and white required much less artificial lighting, and I was able to use natural light coming from the windows. If any extra light was needed I would just use the Pro-light, slap some tough spun on it and get the shot. However, for the photos in color, much more time was spent deciding on what combinations of gels would give me the color I was looking for, as well as the intensity of it. For these shots I couldn’t let in any natural lighting since it would alter whatever color I wanted the photo to be. Overall, I enjoyed photographing much more in color. It may be harder, but it is far more rewarding.

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