Why does black and white photography so often grab our attention more? It’s because we have the ability to create STRONGER elements in our frame, by taking away much of the distraction that often comes with color. It’s simply less “things” for our brains to take in. But more than that, black and white will accentuate just that, so you can create more contrast and light/shadow play within your frame to tell a powerful story.
They evoke stronger emotions by paying greater attention to shadows, contrast and texture – three photographic elements that push good b/w images to become great ones.
Here a photos I am considering as one of my shots for BW entry. What I am trying to bring to focus in these shots are natural, age positive, emotion. My husband is a good sport as he is always ready to pose.
Any suggestions, idea, what do you think, can you find the elements of a good black and white shot in these.
6 thoughts on “52 Frames, Week 5: Black And White!”
These are fantastic photos!
Thanks Lisa, now I have to choose the one for the challenge…I’m hopeless with that
I can see why, they were all wonderful!
Personally, I like the first one with chiaroscuro….something I have never succeeded with!
Thanks Sue, glad to hear as I chose that one as my entry. I did take about 25 shots trying to get as many gray tones as possible 😊
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