Black and white shots
“ Color is descriptive.
Black and white is interpretive.”
Monochrome photos stand apart 'cause these don't have the distraction of colors. There is more clarity and depth in monochrome colors and this makes Black and white photos more fascinating and unique.
A photographer observes and pays attention to contrast, exposure, highlights and shadows.
Black and white photos of portraits, landscapes focus not on colors but on shades of black, gray and white.
- Dark Colors create black and gray shades.
- Light colors create light gray or white.
|Black and White Photography World|
Black and white photos bring clarity to the image and create soulful picture.
It can be an ordinary image but is interesting.
As clarity depth is more in Black and white photos, Focus is on lighting and composition, patterns, textures, shadows and highlights. These can be adjusted to create beautiful images.
Though texture and reduced background noise is important but grainy photos still look fine in black and white photos.
Shooting in monochrome mode of the DSLR camera is recommended, but one can convert a color photo by editing using adobe or any other software, reducing color or saturation.
When composing focus on Dark colors and shadows will give black shades, light/bright colors will give gray shades and exposure and highlights will give white effect.
To view some of the great examples of Black and white Photography visit www.anseladam.com the famous American Photographer known for his classic landscapes and monumental photos.
|Shades and shadows at work|
It may not be very useful, but it is beautiful.
And sometimes it is enough.”
|On the way to the Mountains|
|Cold embracing warmth|
|Island of somewhere|
Texture In Black and white Photography
Black encompasses all colors. Black is the most aristocratic color of all.