Week 24, Our Black and White Favorites
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Friday, June 15, 2012
By Daphne Ellenburg
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Week 24's black and white portrait theme really fired up some wonderful shots. I really think that I loved them all. {SERIOUSLY} There is really something magical about tiny people in black and white. And even more surprising, we had several group member brave out the dreaded self portrait - which I always think is more lovely in Black and White. And I promise we will have a Self Portrait week...I just haven't decided how round I want to be in my self portrait. No matter how you chose to fill your frame, the most important thing is that you didn't let any dust settle on your camera! Nice work Team 52!

Now, on to the top ten. As always, the EP project 52 top ten photographers are shown in no particular order. The artist's name is below the photograph with any additional links they may have. If you like the shot, shout about it. Send them some love. Every week, it's a struggle to narrow down to only one great photograph - that's part of the challenge, but I think it makes us better photographers along the way. 

Buckle up. Here we go...

ONE {Love the light tones, wispy golden hair and big pouty lips. This is such a beautiful shot!}

Project 52 Black and White Portrait

Project 52 Black and White Portrait By ayers549

TWO {Wonderful BIG eyes barely hidden under this gorgeous hat is perfect in Black and White. Great work!}

EP 24/52 {Black & White Portrait}

EP 24/52 {Black & White Portrait} By ib4luvnit

THREE {There is always something fun about bubbles. Really fun moment here. Great focus.}


portrait By jules1836

FOUR {Excellent tones and amazing eyes. And I love the freckles barely hidden away. Such a beautiful young lady!}

Black & white portrait 24/52

Black & white portrait 24/52 By newbiegirl77

FIVE {Love the dark tones, really makes this shot. Great eyes and detail in the lace. And I'm super jealous of your Lindsay Adler Weekend.}

B&W Portrait 

B&W Portrait By Joyful Reflections 


SIX {Love the contrast and the detail in the lace and the eyes here. A beautiful sweet shot sure to be treasured forever!}

project 52/24 {bw portrait}

project 52/24 {bw portrait} By jsnnmom

SEVEN {Poised. Graceful. Determined. This is such a wonderful shot! Great work!}

EP "B&W Portrait"

EP "B&W Portrait" By magova

EIGHT {This shot has so much great stuff. I love all the wooden tones and textures, great fluffy baby curls and a box as cool as your subject. Great work.}

24/52 ~ B&W

24/52 ~ B&W By Moopiecow

NINE {Not only is this a beautifully processed self portrait - but I love your story about how you did it. Such a great idea! I can't wait to try it!}

Week 24 ~ "B&W Portrait" / Project 366 ~ 165/366

Week 24 ~ "B&W Portrait" / Project 366 ~ 165/366 By MPE by Irela


TEN {I love the contrasting stripes and these great eyes and freckles. Her look is so cute. What a great little model this week!}

{b&w portrait} week 24/52

 {b&w portrait} week 24/52 By karisworld

Week 25's theme is..."Random Favorites." While I'm pregnant my random favorites change week to week. But, here's what me and nameless baby boy are into this week...

25/52 Daphne's Random Favorites

25/52 Daphne's Random Favorites By Ellenburg Photography

So...what do we have here? Well we've got my favorite fashion magazines - a wealth of photography inspiration for $5.00, my Sookie book that I'm stretching out because I don't want it to end, Sparkling nail polish, the best lip gloss EVER and some back ups because I never want to run out, and my new iPhone 4s gifted by my super husband this past Wednesday.  I can't wait to see some of your random favorite things.  

What's new with Daphne? 

This week, I finished up all Amanda's wedding shots, and delivered them receiving oodles of hugs and smiles all day. That's really the way I want to spend all my weeks. It's really good for my ego.

Blog 120527 Amanda Wedding Edits-118a

Madison's dance recital was just amazing. I really hope she wants to dance and dance forever. And she did it with perfect hair. 

Blog 120609 Madison Ballet Dance Mobile Alabama-1 

In other random news, I learned as tech savy as I think I am, I can not successfully transfer information from one iPhone to the next. How did I repay my amazing husband's gift? By changing all his phone contacts to the extensive bridal list I have on my desk top. Oopsy. He was less than happy about it and has vowed to update his next phone himself.

Chicken Daphne 

After reading 2-3 reviews a day on the Canon 5D Mark III, I have chickend out yet again. Truthfully, I've had the body and the 50mm 1.4 lens in my B&H cart for a week and I went to check out last night...and they are on back order...again, allowing me to continue to be a big giant chicken. Hmmp!

Also, here's a great photo tip...great Lightroom 4.0  workshop for FREE at Creative Live this week. It started yesterday and It's amazing. So many A HA! moments! Check it out.

Wishing you a wonderful week filled with Family, Fun and Photography!


Daphne Ellenburg is a budding photography business owner in Southern Alabama with a supportive family and a new fancy-pants in home studio. She loves college football, big handbags, lip gloss and all things Olympus. Daphne also enjoys writing about her Photo-Adventures and her entertaining family. Catch up with her at Ellenburg Photography {Website} {Facebook} {EP Blog}{Daphne's Blog}{Join EP Project 52}

Ellenburg Photography's award winning photographer, Daphne Ellenburg, specializes in Wedding Photography and Family Portraiture. We are located just north of Mobile Alabama. We proudly serve all of Alabama, and Gulfcoast Florida, Mississippi and Louisiana. (251) 656-7601

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Irela - Thank you Daphne for the feature this week!! LOVE all the entries this week. You sure have put together one talented and fun group. This week I am {{Happy Dancing with my favorite Partner}}