This picture was taken on one of my photo hunting sessions in Recoleta, Buenos Aires. It was a dull day at the moment with horrible grey clouds all over and as far as I can remember even my eyes were seeing black and white. I had to have a strategy to bring home a smile and at least a couple of good pictures. Besides I was using my Nikon N75 and a black and white roll so anything that did not come out right would be a unnecessary additional cost. So that day, I was not hoping for any shadows, bright colors or sunshine. Instead I took the grey sky to my advantage as a background and any bird that passes my camera would be a potential black contrast to the grey color. Luckily Buenos Aires has lots of pigeons so I did not have to wait in vein for it and to spice things up I slightly angled my camera 45° just to get enough of the top part of the dome that I need and making it look more interesting.
With the digital camera you can take as much frames and experiment as you want without having to worry to develop your rolls and paying lots of money. The question is, how long are you going to experiment? Not that there is anything wrong with experimenting but knowing the basics in photography and taking it from there to another level step by step is what will endure you in the industry and perfecting your craft. My advise for beginners is to write down the result or diagnostic that you see on your camera for each shot so you can compare it with other shots you took with different lighting situations, moving objects and even the different focal lengths. Take advantage of what information the modern camera can provide you and not just because you don't have to pay for the film rolls and the developing process.
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