Experimenting with black and white can bring out the emotion and story of your image. Alex further elaborates on what it takes to get that perfect shot. “My approach when it comes to black and white photography is to always capture the image in colours, and thereafter convert them into black and white.”
He uses a range of programmes to achieve the effect, however he notes that not all images are suited to the black and white enviroment. Here is a key tip to help navigate your way through this medium:
Whatever you are trying to create, make it realistic and believable. “Nowadays many photographers like to produce black and white images with HDR effect. However images may end up looking flat. I personally do not like using HDR and often advise photographers to shoot and composite well instead.”
No matter how you choose to enter into black and white photography, it is a great method to explore a new way of seeing and discovering what thrives in monochrome. Experiment with black and white photography today.
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