Welcome back to Black and White Sunday! This is week 68 for NewfandHound. Special shout out to our hosts: Dachshund Nola and Sugar the Golden Retriever! Please see one of their blogs for information on the blog hop and what you need to do to participate in this fun hop.
I want to thank everyone who has sent us their kind thoughts and sentiments this past week. I am touched by the amount of people who enjoyed seeing Foyle's pictures and who spent time reading about our adventures with this sweet dog, and I can't say enough how much I loved hearing from you! Now that some of the grief has died down I can see what an amazing dog he was and how much he struggled to keep us all happy and entertained even through all his health issues. Our goal was to give him the best life we could knowing that it would ultimately be much shorter than we had anticipated when he first came into our lives at 11 weeks old, and I feel as if we at least accomplished that for him. He was loved by my entire family and friends and I'm so glad that we shared his time together. I have so many pictures of him that I haven't posted so you'll still see him around the blog and hopefully he'll bring a smile instead of tears to all of us in the future!
My photo tip this week actually comes from an e-class that I've just finished up on Udemy. It was The Art of Black and White Photography by David Nightingale (more of his tutorials here) which was offered by Digital Photography School last month. I highly recommend this class if you are doing post production in Photoshop because it teaches you 10 different ways to convert your photos to B&W and the pros and cons of each one. The best part, for me at least, was that he also teaches you how to do masking so you can manipulate the impact to a specific area of your photo. It's amazing the difference these tips make in your photos and how much sharper and more detailed they become. DPS offered a discount so I would sign up on their email list so you can be kept in the loop. Udemy has several other affordable photography courses so check out their site and see if anything else interests you!
Update! I just received an email that Udemy is offering 70% off any class with the code 2MILLION from now until February 12th! If you are interested in improving your B&W photos with Photoshop then this is the chance to take the class I mentioned above! Ya!