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My latest rhino shot. Rhinos work really well when converted to black and white and I am particularly pleased with the way this has turned out...
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My latest rhino shot. Rhinos work really well when converted to black and white and I am particularly pleased with the way this has turned out
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16 Comments | Report
HaliSowle Platinum
 
HaliSowle September 07, 2013
Superb portrait. I love the way the b&w brings out the textures. Superb lighting as well.
CaroMailly Platinum
 
CaroMailly September 17, 2013
great photo, I love it
LindaPlourde
 
LindaPlourde October 19, 2013
Awesome capture, love the different textures :-)
changezi
 
changezi October 19, 2013
nice
Timbo
 
Timbo March 15, 2014
Great detail....
WolfEyesPhotography PRO+
 
WolfEyesPhotography March 25, 2014
Outstanding!
texaaronpueschel Platinum
 
texaaronpueschel April 25, 2014
This has a charm all its own.
CaroMailly Platinum
 
CaroMailly April 26, 2014
I Love this one, voted
Oziephotographer
 
Oziephotographer August 08, 2014
Great look.
kathleenweetman Platinum
 
kathleenweetman November 06, 2014
incredible SHOT...VOTED
jrfleury Platinum
 
jrfleury November 26, 2014
Love your animal work. Jerry www.imagesofthesoul.org
SnowbunnyPhotography Platinum
 
SnowbunnyPhotography December 05, 2014
Wow! This is stellar! You are really good at these shots. :-)
Redcow
 
Redcow March 11, 2015
Great image!
Thirsten
 
Thirsten January 28, 2016
please enter my challenge on my profile :)
catherinethompson PRO+
 
catherinethompson May 03, 2016
Wonderful capture. Congratulations.
annetteflottwell Platinum
 
annetteflottwell July 22, 2016
fantastic tones and texture

Behind The Lens

Location
Chester Zoo, England
Time
Approx 2pm
Lighting
The rhino was inside its paddock but the sunlight was still getting in, helping to create the nice contrast with light and shadow
Equipment
A Panasonic Lumix G1 and a 200mm zoom lens. Hand held.
Inspiration
I had taken a head shot of a rhino previously and was the first black and white conversion I attempted. The result worked so well I couldnt wait to try and get more similar shots, trying to get as much of the texture in its hide as possible.
Editing
Used a mixture of Lightroom software to convert to black and white and adjust levels (contrast, brightness, clarity, sharpness etc,). I then used Photoshop elements to remove the background, using the burn, paint and blur tools.
In my camera bag
A camera body (currently Canon 100D), 75mm and 300mm zoom lenses, selection of filters, shutter release, extra battery and memory card and a monopod.
Feedback
Take plenty of shots of animals. Pay particular attention to animals with good markings and skin textures. This, coupled with good light and deep shadows all come together to create a great shot that will come out as a stunning black and white image. Experiment with various tools within a photo post processing software, such as burn, dodge, blur and paint to get the result you require. It may be tricky at first but definately worth persevering with.

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