Apr 28, 2011 · 6:00 PM
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Set your cameras to black and white. Or sepia. Avoid shooting in color and then converting the images to monochrome. Envision the tonal difference, the contrast in the subject you're shooting, before you release the shutter. Pay attention to depth of field, movement or freezing movement, composition. Back to the basics.
This could also be a good chance to learn more of your camera's settings: contrast; sharpness; color; black and white; sepia. Does your camera have built-in filter effects for monochrome shooting? I was surprised to learn this option exists on many DSLR's. Read the manual and/or explore your camera's menu choices. Bring your camera along, too, so you can ask questions of others or share with the rest of us what you learned.
In return for being able to use Dudley's great spaces for our group, we should all plan on having a coffee, chai, drink or snack to make it worthwhile for them to stay open an extra 2 hours for us.