What is B&W Photography and Why We Use It?

If you wanna shoot mind-blowing, black and white photography- but you’re not sure how to go about it. Anyone with a camera can be creative and produce a monochrome image. However, if you wish to have your Black & White (B&W) photography, be it portraits, landscapes, lifestyle or any other subject matter- there are 5 important topic  that you should attempt to infuse into your B&W pictures. In this article, Basic Black & White Photography Concepts

  • What is Black & White Photography
  • When and How to Take Better Black & White Photographs
  • Developing Ideas for Black & White Photography

Advanced Black & White Photography Techniques

  • Contrast
  • Tone
  • Shadow
  • Shape
  • Texture

Samples of B&W Photos that shows tones/Contrasts/Shadows…

Prague solo german model photoshoot. Cool photos around Old Town Prague

Examples of the Advanced Photography Techniques in Use

  • Landscape Photography
  • Street Photography
  • Architectural Photography
  • Abstract Photography

When to Use Black N White Photography

The idea of “when” to use black and white photography is kind of a misnomer. There are some photographers that shoot only black and white (Tim Booth,Julia Anna Gospodarou) no matter what the situation is. Now, there are certain situations that seem to lend themselves well to the black white photography . You will find great examples of B&W imaging from virtually every photographic genre available. The key isn’t when to use B&W photography, but rather how to apply the 5 cornerstones to your particular situation.

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