Most mornings I grab my camera and take a bike ride down to Blackies to check out the surf and to snap a few pics to get the day started with some creativity. This morning I felt like black and white would be the look of the day. With the Sony a6000, I have the option to change the settings in camera to black and white and to also adjust the contrast. I really love this feature, since the viewfinder and back preview screen also go to black and white. It might seem like a bit of cheating to the film purist who shoot in black and white (I also shoot black and white film, and that requires pre-visualization and a knowledge of how different colors will appear in monotone). Anyways, I think it’s a great way to train your eye to see in black and white and to skip the whole editing process afterwards. I’m trying to do more in camera nowadays to save myself time on the computer later.
So here’s a few pics of my surfer friend Isle, Blackies local, and his friends on a nice Spring morning in Newport Beach. I was shooting with my 90mm f2.8 this morning so I was going for a minimalistic feel with lots of negative space in most of the images since the subjects were quite a bit aways from me. The waves were super fun this morning, and after about an hour of photographing, I had to jump in myself and catch some waves.
Enjoy the pics!