I could talk about Black and White Photography forever, for real, and today I want to share with you three free guides that will help you take better black and white photographs. And hopefully, I'm still on time for sharing them with you before you make mistakes as the ones I made in my first encounters with photography.
Black and White photography has always been very appealing to me, and since my first days as a photographer, I wanted to create jaw-dropping photographs that made people stop and stare in monochrome.
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Except for a couple of really expensive cameras since the appearance of digital cameras, black and white photography has been a thing that happens truly in post-production rather than in camera.
Therefore deciding whether a photograph should stay in color or if it could work better in black and white is a very good place to start if you want to make amazing photographs.
Here in this guide, Jason D. Little shares with us exactly that, how to decide whether a picture should be transformed into monochrome or whether it should be developed as a color photograph.
Street photography is one of those genres that works quite well in black and white. Not all street photographs look great in color because there is a huge lack of control of what is happening in front of our eyes, and that's why you'll see a lot of black and white images in Diane Wehr's freed guide on street photography.
Last but not least, one of the biggest treasures available for free at Photzy thanks to our friend Kent DuFault. Here you'll get a very interesting taste of what black and white photography is all about.
Black and White photography is not a genre but a decision, and whatever you do, in post-production, you need to understand one thing. And that thing is that Black and White will always work better if there is an intention behind it, messages get delivered better in monochrome when the color versions are way too distracting.