Eric Shem­tov used black-and-white to get a great shot in tricky con­di­tions

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Black-and-white brings glass and re­flec­tive sur­faces to life, be­cause the em­pha­sis is now on the light and not the colours. This can be es­pe­cially use­ful if you’re shoot­ing un­der ar­ti­fi­cial light or in mixed day­light and in­door light­ing. Black-and-white ‘uni­fies’ mixed colours and gets rid of the prob­lem!

Eric says, “The qual­ity and the an­gle of the light­ing be­hind the glasses was my in­spi­ra­tion for this shot. A sin­gle spot­light was shin­ing on the stem of the glass, cre­at­ing a nice frontal shadow and at­trac­tive re­flec­tions. I use light­ning on al­most ev­ery shot I take, but luck­ily I had my Nikon 24-70mm f/ 2.8, so I was able to shoot us­ing the nat­u­ral light­ing on its own – I didn’t have to use flash.”

dis­tort­ing glass ERIC SHEM­TOV Nikon D3S, Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8,

1/ 100 sec, f/2.8, ISO500

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