Today, on the most low-key of days, I bring you the new Cowbelly low-key black and whites.
Back before I was doing pet photography professionally, and then for the first year or so of my business I worked almost exclusively in black and white; greatly preferring it to color. (Obviously that has changed over time, ha!). Based on these shots below, I may just have to return to the colorless world on occasion.
Cowbelly’s version of low-key black and white photography. Ohhhhh yeahhhh. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below! Anyone can do it- no need to be registered anywhere or even have a website.
FYI: low-key black and white images are those that are mostly very dark (and black) tones, with a much smaller amount of light (and white) tones to define shapes and contrast. True low-key images have very little midtones and are really defined by the striking contrast between the opposite tones. It took me awhile to get these but I think I have succeeded. BTW: I was inspired to do this by low-key photos I saw recently of a motorcycle (or was it a car) in a large studio- they were gorgeous.
Ah yes, a fave of mine as well below.
I do realize that these last ones are not low-key b/w’s because there is as much light as dark, but I had to throw in some of Teddy since his brother Breyer’s images pepper this post. Teddy is sort of a high-key/low-key medley.
Most expressive eyebrows on a dog ever.