with Courtney Slazinik
I Learned 6-23-11

I learned that I like to play around with different black and white conversions. Sometimes it can be fun to go really heavy on the blacks, especially when you have a dramatic light photo!!

Also, I learned (actually I learned it two weeks ago but didn’t want to tell you until it actually happened) that my photo was selected by Color Inc Lab as their photo of the day. This wasn’t a contest either. I submitted a bunch of my photos to be printed and they saw it and wanted to use it. I got an email a couple weeks back asking if they could use it. They posted it on their blog (June 21), Facebook, and Twitter. It is also going to be published in a book of all their daily pictures. I realize that is probably a trick to get me to buy the book but guess what? It worked!! Ha! Also, they will use it as examples at trade-shows and school of photography! Yay!!! Thanks to my adorable nephew, Jackson, for being my amazing model :O)

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  • June 23, 2011 at 5:21 PM

    Well done! It would’ve totally worked on me too, lol. I love your B&W’s, definitely something I need to work on!

  • June 23, 2011 at 5:40 PM

    That’s awesome news! What a compliment! They are both gorgeous B&Ws! I love a good B&W but with my photos I tend to go back to the colour as my favourite.

  • June 23, 2011 at 8:47 PM

    I do love a good BW with dramatic lighting——–especially with a blown out window.

  • June 23, 2011 at 9:18 PM

    They way you photographed them really brings out their eyes!

  • June 23, 2011 at 10:20 PM

    These are both gorgeous shots and the black and white processing is beautiful. Congrats on having one of your photos used. How neat!

  • June 23, 2011 at 11:07 PM

    Congratulations! I have to tell you—Since starting on this whole photography journey, I’ve discovered several friends that have been struggling with their dSLRs. I’ve immediately pointed them to your blog and they have all said that your posts have been SO helpful! You have a knack for translating “the hard stuff” into language we can easily understand. Thank you!

    • June 23, 2011 at 11:13 PM

      Thanks so much Marisa! Thank you for not only spreading the word about my blog but about telling me as well!! It is things like that that keep me going!! Thanks!!!

  • June 24, 2011 at 1:17 AM

    Congrats again on your photo Courtney! You totally deserve because you are a kick butt photographer! :) I’m going to link up this week, because I feel like this week was a huge learning experience as you know. ;) hehe Off to write my post.

  • June 24, 2011 at 2:26 AM

    Love those. So pretty!

  • June 24, 2011 at 4:28 AM

    Love all the dramatic lighting! Great pictures. And the one of your nephew is awesome. congrats!

  • June 24, 2011 at 4:37 AM

    That’s wonderful! I’m so happy for you.

    Just found your blog and I love it! I have nothing to share today but will try to remember to link up next week. beautiful pictures!

    • June 24, 2011 at 2:56 PM

      Yay!! I look forward to seeing what you learned next time!! Thanks for joining my site!! Looking forward to getting know you!

  • June 24, 2011 at 4:38 AM

    PS ~ I’m joining your site ~ :)

  • June 25, 2011 at 1:52 AM

    I really like the dramatic lighting on the first and the brighter bw on the second. Great editing!! I agree that different shots call for different styles of bw at times!

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