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Exploring Black And White Photography

There is something that is definitely more artistic about black and white photography. The effect of light and shadow is so much more evident. This helps contribute to the overall feeling and emotion of the moment that the black and white photo captures.

You may think that color photography has taken the place of black and white photography in the age of digital cameras. And for the most part this is true. However, an interesting note here is that black and white photography still holds a degree of nostalgia for many photographers, amateur and professional alike. Perhaps one reason for this nostalgia is that photography as a medium started with black and white film. Not only that, but many photography students are tasked with taking black and white photos when they are in their first photography classes.

Therefore, whether you are an amateur or experienced photographer, I would encourage you to give black and white photography a try. Some of the more advanced digital cameras have mechanisms built-in that allow this. You can also have the color picture converted by using a digital photography editing software. I think you will be surprised at the level of skill it takes to really pull off a great black and white photo. After that you will be ready to try some advanced techniques such as adding one splash of color. You may have seen these kinds of photos before when the photographer allows one color to remain in a otherwise black and white photo.

Give yourself a chance in black and white photography. I think you will be pleasantly surprised in the results.