I love black & white photography – the shadows, the contrast, the sublety and the mood – it is arguably the most popular photographic style ever.
Many of the world’s most successful photographers used black & white photography to express their vision – Henri Cartier Bresson, Ansel Adams & Diane Arbus to name a few.
Black & whites are simple, the absence of colour places focus on the subject and emotion in the photograph.
It is also versatile and suits almost all styles of photography – portraits, street photography, architecture or landscapes.
Try it with all lighting conditions, especially low light which will give the photo a really moody feel.
If you are shooting digital you can either modify the settings on your camera to black & white, or as I do, shoot in colour and convert to black and white in photoshop…
So try it. You’ll be surprised with the results.
I love all these shots in black and white.
Which do you prefer? I’d love to hear your comments and feedback…..