“To see in colour is a delight for the eye but to see in black and white is a delight for the soul” – Andri Cauldwell
Black and White Photography
While I am at a photo session I usually already know which photos I’ll be editing a copy in black and white. I can see the emotions throughout my sessions and I find it so intriguing. Those little candids I sneak usually make the best black and white photos.
There is something so timeless about a black and white photo. Personally I find the emotions come through so much stronger with this style of photography. My main goal as a photographer is to capture feeling within my photos. So it comes as no surprise I favour black and white photography. Colour is distancing in a way. Yes, it’s very pleasing to the eye. However, It doesn’t always reach the soul.
Photography is an art and art should connect with your soul.
When editing black and white photography. I do more than simply convert a photo to greyscale. Taking control of the tone during the editing process is so important! This process in some cases actually takes longer than my coloured photos. I take the time to edit each shade of grey within my photos, deepen my shadows and contrast to add overall depth and enhance the feel of the photo.
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Scroll through the gallery below to preview some of my favourite black and white images.
“Mastering black and white photography is about learning to see in shades of gray.” – Ted Dillard