Have you ever noticed how photo’s look a whole lot better in black and white?
Turning a photo black and white tends to change the whole perspective: It gives depth and shadows to what should be a boring old photo. If I take a photo and turn it black and white, I notice that it tends to make it a lot more interesting – and, dare I say it, faux artistic.
When I first started mucking around with an SLR I nearly always used B&W film – I have always been drawn to it for things such as people shots or portraits. I felt that it left so much more for the imagination (when you look at a black and white picture, what colour is the womans shirt? You have to imagine it.) but still drew focus on the bigger aspects of the picture.
I also like the way it gives a certain timelessness to the exposure – it feels like it has captured the second and held it within the picture.
Photo that are in black and white don’t necessarily mean you cant have splashes of colour to “brighten” things up. A splash of colour or two can boost a photos intrigue, effect or loveliness.
Another thing I like about B&W photos is that they can go with any decor with out looking tacky. A quick snap can leave a professional finish which leaves an imprint on you.
And My favorite thing about Black and Whites?
They can even make me look OK when I’m being a wank-knob 😀