Black and white photography can give scenes a striking, timeless quality when done well. However, not every shot or technique will work well in black and white. To get the best black and white photos, consider the following tips. With too much gray, your image may end up looking vague or bland. One way to create clarity is to have a strong contrast between darkness and light. With some planning, this contrast should be easy to create, as light and shadow are more obvious in black and white.
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At only eight years old, Anthony Friedkin began taking photographs in his native Los Angeles. By 11 he could develop them in a dark room. At 19 years old, Friedkin embarked on a photographic journey that would forever change history, creating the first extensive visual record of gay life in California. This moving chronicle is called "The Gay Essay. Today, the stunning black-and-white photos that comprise "The Gay Essay" don't just offer an intimate look at the fearless and loving individuals who comprised some of the earliest emerging gay communities in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
If there are two things I've come to realize about gay men during my eight-year, five-continent expat tour, the first is this: They're pretty much the same all over. No matter where you call home, you'll encounter guys who are just after "fun," ones who only care whether you're a top or bottom, and ones who'll blow you off. I once was stood up six times in one week in Buenos Aires!
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