Black and White

This week we are exploring one of my favorite types of images.  Black and White.  One of the things that drew me to photography to begin with was Ansel Adams and his black and white landscapes.  Much as I hate to admit it, I don’t process many images as black and white anymore.  Before digital images, you had to buy film for black and white or film for color, so you had no chance to change your mind after the fact.  With the age of digital photography, everything you shoot is in color and you can choose to turn any image into black and white if you would like too.  Processing these as black and white reminds me how much I do love black and white and it’s not as easy as just clicking black and white on your computer screen, there are subtle/or not so subtle changes you need to make to each image to define all the shades from white to grey to black.


second chance canine adoption shelter


Meet Farah!  Farah is very timid.  My first visit with her found her un-trusting of the camera.  This visit, we fared a little better, but Farah was still a bit timid when I was holding that little black box  in my hand.

second chance canine adoption shelter

Judah is a fun loving dog.  He is a senior dog and enjoys being with people.


Project 52-Blog Circle

This post is part of Project 52 which challenges Professional Pet Photographers to focus on a particular topic/assignment each week. There are photographers from all over the world participating.  Follow the next link to view how the next amazing photographer tackles this weeks challenge.  Then follow each link at the end of each blog until you return to me.. Then you have successfully completed our blog circle. Enjoy!

+++++ NOW head over to Kim with Barkography, based in Charlotte N.C.  while on location in San Francisco to view her Black and white’s!+++++

Come and find your Best Friend!

Second Chance has a unique program where inmates train the rescued dogs and it gives both the dogs and the inmates a second chance in life.  Come visit Second Chance Canine Shelter.  We are open Saturdays and Sundays 10-2.

Friends of Second Chance Canine Adoption Shelter
6660 E. Seneca Turnpike
Jamesville, NY 13078
Website for Second Chance

Here are some pictures of the dogs at Second Chance that are looking for Homes.

Nancy Kieffer is a photographer serving  the Central New York and Adirondack region and beyond.  Travel assignments welcomed.   If you would like to book a Day in the Life session for your pet, please email me at or call 315-469-8807.   Nancy also offers instruction in photography and Lightroom.