I love black and white photography, but I must admit, I don't do enough of it. It seems like color is all around us and is the natural way to photograph, but there was a time when that wasn't the case.
Black and white photography is all about the message, as you do not have the benefit, or the "distraction" of color to carry your photo. As such, you must rely on a strong subject matter, contrasts, shadows & shapes to define your image.
If you're shooting in color and converting to black and white. Don't just stop at the conversion. Play with the color saturation. Push those shadows down as much as you can, make those whites and highlights bright. You may be surprised at how much depth you can achieve by moving those little saturation sliders. Let's take a look at some examples.
I hope you enjoyed this week's blog. This blog was created as part of a weekly challenge. Each subject encompassing a new focus or photographic technique.
To see more examples of this week's theme, please visit:
Elaine Tweedy of I Got The Shot Photography, Northeastern PA Pet Photographer http://www.igottheshotphotography.com/blog/black-and-white
Remember, this is a circle so keep on clicking to the next photographer. When you land on this page again, you'll know you made it all the way around.