Quick Tip—Black & White

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Quick Tip—Black & White
by Jen White

My mother-in-law passed away a couple years ago. I made sure to get lots of photos of her last birthday, but because of the lighting in her kitchen, all the photos turned out grainy, discolored, and out of focus. Despite the crappy photos, I still wanted to document the event. So what’s a girl to do? Here is one simple solution to try.


Use your favorite black and white treatment on the photo. The photo above on the left was straight out of my iPhone (my primary camera now-a-days). The photo above on the right only has a black and white filter. No sharpening was applied; sharpening a blurry photo usually produces “ick” results.

I feel like the black and white photo allows me to focus on the subject rather than all the millions of things that are wrong with the original.

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jenwhite-48x48Author: Jen White | jen@digitalscrapper.com
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