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?


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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