First Images at Hallmark

Hi everyone!

  Here are some first images that I have taken during the first week of school at Hallmark Institute of Photography. We are learning to shoot photographs in monochrome first because it is essential to learn tonality and it will also help emphasize the lines and shapes you see to help with composition. I have never thought about shooting in monochrome to help with composition and lighting before, but I actually prefer it. The camera takes a JPG in monochrome (black and white) and then keeps the RAW file in color, so that way you have two versions of your original image. We went to Old Deerfield where we were received our first assignments. Old Deerfield is about 20 miles from Greenfield, where I live, and is required to maintain a colonial look to it. Next week we have another field trip to Brattleboro, Vermont. :) Enjoy!