Monochrome

My friend Tony and I took a walk through the Loop last night. We’d planned for an early evening shoot in order to catch some long shadows, but storms rolled in and instead left the city in a gritty haze.

Waiting for the Storm to Pass

Tony and I sat in his car and waited for the burst to pass. We meet up every few weeks, but this was the first time we’d met up to shoot in a few months.

We talked about what we’d learned, who we were following, etc., and creative style. He told me that he’d been shooting in monochrome, a creative style that produces a color image, but allows you to see it in black and white on the camera’s screen.

I’d recently read about this shooting style, and in the spirit of “flow,” I configured my camera and we hit the ground … walking. I liked the photos so much that I decided to leave them in b&w (versus editing them in color). Some of my favorites from the session are below.

What do you think?

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All photos were taken with my Sony A6000 mirrorless using the Sony 18-105mm f/4. ISO 400-1600, switching between Aperture and Shutter priority throughout.

 

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