Venice in Black and White
Travel Photography from Venice, Italy captured during the summer of 2010. Several of these were taken in the Jewish quarter where the word “ghetto” originated. When I stare down long hallways and look at the vanishing point, I wonder if I am headed to a place of nothingness.
Photographers, remember to make local adjustments to bring out shadow detail. Avoid global use of the shadows slider. In the above image the hallway to the left and a few other areas were lightened up.
Famous destinations like Venice have been photographed many times making it difficult to get something different. Use the typical photographs of the place as a starting point for what not to do. It is hard to look at an unfamiliar place in a different way because it all looks different to start with, but that must be overcome by the photographer. Ideas used here include getting into the less visited parts of town, making people the subject and rendering in black and white.