1- To colour in a small part of an image leaving the rest in black and white.
a. Schindlering adds value to wedding photography
The term 'Schindlering' was, I believe, invented by my personal photography hero: war wedding 'specialist' Derek Pye. Schindlering refers to a black and white image with a little bit of colour drawing attention to one particular part of the image. This technique is most famously seen in Steven Spielberg's movie 'Schindlers List'. One of the most harrowing scenes in that film depicts a little jewish girl in a red coat who wanders alone amid the horror and panic of the final solution. The red coat was used in an otherwise black and white film to draw attention to the desperate plight of the little girl. Hence the look has come to be known as Schindlering, a reference to the aforementioned scene.
Low grade wedding photographers and back street studios seem to have adopted this 'technique' to add a bit of class to their drab images, take a look at these shining examples...
I decided to design and print some stickers for my photography friends' Christmas presents. I created the circular Schindlering sticker seen at the top of the page and uploaded it to Zazzle.co.uk to be printed. Zazzle got back to me pretty quickly saying they couldn't print this sticker as the ownership of the design could not be verified. Zazzle complimenting my professional design skills I thought, maybe I'm in the wrong business. I emailed them back and informed them that I had most definitely designed this sticker myself and not just pinched it from the internet. They then responded saying actually it was not the ownership of the design that was the problem but the subject matter. I tried arguing with them in vain, Zazzle now have me down as some sort of holocaust sympathiser.