The Photographer’s Black & White Handbook is your complete guide to making and processing stunning black and white photos in the digital era. You’ll find inspiration, ideas, techniques, and tools to use in your black and white photography, along with a soup-to-nuts workflow to take you from black and white pre-visualization through capture and post-production. […]
Think dark, moody shadows. Sparse illumination and a somber atmosphere. No color. This is low key black and white photography. Usually one main light, or ‘key’ light, falls on your subject and the background fades to black. It’s all about the highlights and shadows and how they define the shapes in your composition. Subject Selection […]
Why would you choose to create black and white photographs in the era of digital cameras that are capable of accurately capturing millions upon millions of colors? Black and white photography seems to be a constant in the history of the medium, with color technology only propagating itself into wide use around halfway between Nicéphore […]
In the acting and modeling world, black and white head shots are commonplace in portfolios. If you want to diversify your photography portfolio, it would be a good idea to add this skill to it. Head shots are laid back and can be a lot of fun; you can just play around, trying to come […]
Purple is one of the most popular colors for weddings – eggplant is a chic take on the hue. Teamed with black, it makes for a stylish and polished look. Add a metallic or incorporate lighter shades of these two hues in the details.
Black and white photography is one of the most intimidating genres out there, mostly because it’s associated with lots of established names, as well as the “fine art photography” label.
Black and white photography isn’t actually difficult. In fact, it’s just like any other genre of photography: There are a few tips and tricks that, once you apply them to your shooting process, will instantly improve your black and white photos.
And that’s what this article is all about. I’m going to share with you seven tips for stunning black and white photography. And you’ll come away with the ability to take masterful black and white photos wherever you go.
If you are starting to take black and white images or are just looking at it as the next step in your photography, you’ve probably come across these three terms and wondered, “What is the difference?” The quick answer is, “Not very much.” But, let’s take a closer look at the various terms and their differences.
Black and white wedding photography may be devoid of colour, but sometimes, taking away the colour adds something greater to the image. But isn’t black and white photography going backwards and removing the benefits of today’s colour digital sensors? Many new photographers are under this illusion and ignore what can be a very valuable tool. If you’re stuck between colour and black and white, here’s why you should consider black and white photography for weddings.
Keep your wedding colors from looking too stark by mixing cream or ecru white hues into the mix.